World's First School of Petroleum Geology - Univ. of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 12.624 W 097° 26.395
14S E 642000 N 3897490
Quick Description: Oklahoma historical marker detailing the University of Oklahoma's establishment of the World's First School of Petroleum Geology. The marker is located in the beautiful courtyard of the Sarkey's Energy Center, the tallest building on campus.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 1:29:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMBZNX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
Views: 2

Long Description:
Charles Newton Gould established the world's first School of Petroleum Geology. A building on the University of Oklahoma campus is named after Gould, and it is located southeast of here.

The marker detailing this FIRST is located in the Sarkey's Energy Center courtyard, on the far east side. This is a beautiful area with numerous plants, shrubbery, a butterfly garden, benches, and a large black fountain. A statue of Curtis Mewbourne is at the north end of the courtyard.

World's First School of Petroleum Geology

Charles Newton Gould, known as the "Father of Oklahoma Geology" established in 1900 at the University of Oklahoma what is now the School of Geology and Geophysics. It became the first school of Petroleum Geology in the world.
Gould's covered-wagon geological field work added significantly to the energy and water-related geology of Oklahoma and the Southwest.
As a result of his pioneering faith in the scientific approach to oil and gas exploration. He, his professor associates and students established as a science the use of both surface and subsurface geology in the search for oil and gas. It was not until the early 1920's thta geology and later geophysics gained acceptance and wider use as oil-finding techniques.
As our nation enters its bicentennial year, the school's Geology and Geophysics graduates outnumber those of any other university in the world. Its graduates are among the world's foremost petroleum geologists and geophysicists--having discovered significant oil and gas reserves throughout the world.
Today these graduates and those of other universities make up the membership of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and association of scientists founded by Gould and others on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Oklahoma Historical Society, with Oklahoma Petroleum Council 1975
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1900

More Information - Web URL: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the Waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the Waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal Waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote Waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.

Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest First of its Kind
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Max and 99 visited World's First School of Petroleum Geology - Univ. of Oklahoma - Norman, OK 11/21/2018 Max and 99 visited it