The OilField Journal

The OilField Journal is an annual peer-reviewed journal published by Friends of Drake Well, Inc., since 2001. The publication features original manuscripts and articles related to the mission of Drake Well Museum and Park - the uncovering, preserving, and sharing of Pennsylvania's rich petroleum history. Members of Friends of Drake Well are automatically subscribed to the OilField Journal as an annual member benefit. Non-members or those members who wish to have additional copies can purchase past volumes through the Museum Store by calling (814) 827-2797 or by visiting the Store during its regular hours of operation from April 1st through the end of December. NOTE: The Online Store is temporarily down, we apologize for the inconvenience.

There are 19 volumes of the OilField Journal. Volumes 1 & 2 are no longer in print and not available for purchase. Electronic copies of all past volumes will soon be available on this page, check back soon! An index of each volume's articles and authors can be found here.

OilField Journal Editorial Committee:

Mr. Paul Adomites, Editor, and Advisory Member of Friends of Drake Well, Inc., Board of Directors

Mr. John N. Bartlett, Retired Journalist and Freelance Writer

Ms. Sarah A. Bell, Curator, Drake Well Museum and Park

Ms. Kelly Gregg, President of Titusville Historical Society

Ms. Tamera Ochs Rothschild, Attorney at Law; Friends of Drake Well, Inc., Board of Directors

Ms. Emily M. Weaver, Executive Director, Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

To submit a manuscript to be considered for our next issue, please contact Friends of Drake Well, Inc., Executive Director Emily Weaver at or call (814) 827-2797, ext. 102. The OilField Journal accepts manuscripts in a variety of areas related to the petroleum industry including but not limited to industrial history, social history, labor history, women's history, ethnic history, Black history, cultural history, political history, environmental history, and oral history. Non-traditional history topics related to the petroleum industry are especially encouraged. All selected manuscripts are peer-reviewed; any revisions will be suggested prior to publication. Submissions must not be under review for another publication and by virtue of submission, authors agree to not publish the article elsewhere without the consent of the editor of the OilField Journal.

Screenshot 2024 01 31 132126
2023-2024, V. 19
Oilfield Journal V 18
2021–2022, V. 18
2020, V. 17
2019, V. 16
2018, V. 15
2017, V. 14
2016, V. 13
2015, V. 12
2012–2014, V. 11
2011 s
2011–2012, V. 10
2010–2011, V. 9
2008–2009, V. 8
2007–2008, V. 7
2006–2007. V. 6
2005–2006, V. 5
2003–2004, V. 4
2002–2003, V. 3
2001–2002. V. 2
2000–2001, V. 1