Located halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Cano's Davenport Unit straddles Route 66 - America's most famed thoroughfare, an Oklahoma-designated “State Scenic Byway” and international tourist attraction.
To access the oil, Cano conducted directional drilling right under the highway, preventing a huge traffic jam and leaving a beloved landmark untouched. This well, which marked the beginning of Cano's extensive enhanced recovery program designed to revitalize the Davenport Unit, did not obstruct passing motorists.
“Directional drilling is an effective oil recovery technique,” says Jeff Johnson, chairman and CEO of Cano Petroleum. “It is closely related to horizontal drilling, which we also plan to apply at Davenport, and can yield up to four or fives times more oil than a traditional vertical well.”
Recovering crude oil and preserving historic Route 66 is very sweet indeed for both Cano Petroleum and to those who enjoy this national treasure.