The drilling bit is at the heart of any oil boom. Burkburnett’s oil boom would change the oilfield bit, and the oilfield forever. A new type of drill bit – rotary bit was invented by Howard Hughes Sr. This technology, used in Burkburnett, made it possible to reach oil deep underground.

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