Beckham County

Beckham County, Oklahoma

PO Box 67
Sayre, OK 73662
Phone: (580) 928-2457
Fax: (580) 928-2467

On the southwestern border of OK; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Greer and Roger Mills counties. Name Origin: For John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1869-1940), KY governor (1900-07) and U.S. senator (1915-21)

Area (sq mi):: 904.14 (land 901.83; water 2.31) Population per square mile: 20.90
Population 2005: 18,880 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 5.20% Population 2000: 19,799 (White 84.70%; Black or African American 5.50%; Hispanic or Latino 5.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,488; median household $27,402; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,942-$21,198
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Elk City (10,442)

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    2-11 was drilled in Beckham County to a depth of 13,200 feet in March 2001.
    The acquired assets consist of a 60 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day processing plant within APL's 180 MMcf per day Sweetwater facility in Beckham County, Oklahoma.
    Two other new weigh and inspection stations already are operational on I-35 in Kay County near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and on I-40 near Texola in Beckham County.
    The OG&E segment connects from the Beckham County site to Woodward, Okla.
    In addition, APL has entered into an agreement to gather gas for PVR and transport it to the Sweetwater II facility located in Beckham County in western Oklahoma.
    The primary areas within Oklahoma for our activity are in the deeper Anadarko Basin portion of Western Oklahoma where a total of 77 Working and Royalty interest wells are active to date in Roger Mills County, 16 in Beckham County, and 28 scattered through Custer, Dewey and Washita Counties.
    Xcel Energy constructed the line from TUCO to just east of the Texas-Oklahoma boundary in Beckham County, Okla.
    Since the second quarter, Whittier has participated in the completion of six additional wells in the Greater Mayfield project in Beckham County, Oklahoma, bringing the total number of producing wells in the field to 15.
    The company has minor working interests in eight wells in the Greater Mayfield project in Beckham County, Oklahoma, which are in various stages of drilling, completion or testing.
    The company also reported that it had sold two additional properties totaling approximately 1,000 acres located in Jackson and Clay Counties, Texas and Beckham County, Oklahoma for $415,200.
    A successful Calliope installation was previously reported on the 18,400-foot Green Estate well located in Beckham County, Oklahoma.
    South Erick Field, Beckham County, Oklahoma (Western Oklahoma)