Crude-oil production in Oklahoma totalled 124,219,383 barrels in 1944, an increase of 2 million barrels, or 2.1 per cent against a national increase of 11.6 per cent. Proved reserves are estimated by the A.P.I. Committee on Reserves to be 970,262,000 barrels, an increase of 61,644,000 barrels, or 6.8 per cent, against a national increase of 1.9 per cent.
There were 1,890 wells drilled during 1944, an increase of 703, or 59 per cent, against a national increase of 27 per cent. The drilling of 1,890 wells resulted in the discovery of 36 new oil fields, 8 new gas fields, and 58 extensions and new producing formations. Most of the new discoveries are small and are of little importance in increasing reserves. The most important feature of the year is the unchecked development of the West Edmond (Hunton oil) field.
Geophysical activity was limited to seismograph and gravimeter, with a considerable increase in both types of work. The number of core holes drilled was more than doubled, but stratigraphic holes decreased in number. The surface mapping reported is nearly 3 times as much as 1943.