Robert Lindsey, PhD: Significance of the O.C. Harper map and its influence on the growth of Gulf Oil Company.
Among the items on display in the Museum is the Red Bed Map, drawn by geologist O.C. Harper in 1924. It is deemed one of the most significant pieces of geological evaluation ever done in the United States, as it indicated a vast area of West Texas was likely to produce oil. Gulf Oil outlined the discovery of oil along the Central Basin Platform. The red beds covered the Permian strata throughout the center of the Permian Basin, thinning across the Central Basin Platform and thickened into the Midland and Delaware basins.
- Dates: June 19, 2018
1500 Interstate 20 WestMidland, TX &9701
- Address: Petroleum Museum1500 Interstate 20 West
- City: Midland, TX &9701
- Phone: Carey Behrends
- Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- Price: Free Admission