Parker Drilling Rig - Route 66 - Elk City, Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 24.719 W 099° 24.233
14S E 463330 N 3918806
Quick Description: The Parker Drilling Rig #114 - One of the Worlds tallest rigs, with a fascinating history, & stands over 180 feet tall, dominating the sky line. The Parker Rig is located alongside Route 66, in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2015 10:47:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNATF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood
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Long Description:
Who would have thought that a drilling rig could have had such a varied & interesting life. Now Rig 114 is designated as a Route 66 attraction. Newspaper cuttings in a glass case alongside the rig, state that It's the Worlds tallest inland drilling rig.

"Parker Drilling Rig - Parker Drilling Company Rig 114 is 181' tall, one of the world's tallest and one of the deepest drilling. Before drilling for natural gas, it drilled a world record nuclear test hole in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska - 10' wide and 4,500' deep.

The Anadarko Basin is recognized as one of the world's most important petroleum areas. It has far and away the majority of wells drilled below 20,000', the most below 25,000', and four below 29,000. The deepest, at 31,441' blew out when it drilled into molten sulfur. It is located 30 miles southeast of Elk City.

The rig is clearly visible from I 40 and will guide you to the grounds of the old Casa Grande Hotel which now is the site of the Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History and Route 66 World News headquarters." Text Source: (visit link)
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204 N Main, Elk City, Oklahoma.

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