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Old 06-11-2008, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cowboybootnut View Post
I doubt if they would come up with the idea of the "Dallas" TV show today, they would probably name it "Houston" "Midland" or "Fort Worth" instead.
Or "NOLA" ?
I read soemthing real interesting awhile 'back about the industry and its evolution and migration. Prior to the second World War the industry was vary much concentrated in Oklahoma, but sometime after the "great war"
it began a movement south. Being a guy from Missouri who didn't know much about the industry, including its history, I figured it was going to Dallas. You
know "Dallas" the TV show. All of us thought that was really where the industry was centered ?
But no, seems in the 60s and 70s things started to heat up for E&P activity
in the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans & Houston (both being Gulf Coast cities) vied as the new US energy capitol after it left OK.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Location: Plano, TX
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I enjoy reading oil & gas history since I am employed in the business. I think you have a point about Oklahoma, Tulsa was considered the "Oil Capitol" of the US during the early 20th century. They had some tremendous oil fields in OK at that time. Before WWII, many of the majors had large offices in cities such as Shreveport, Midland, Tulsa, etc. Then gradually as the fields declined and operations started going offshore and overseas, I believe it started moving to Houston.
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