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Adobe Oil and Gas Corporation:
An Inventory of Its Records, 1968-1984 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
The Adobe Oil and Gas Corporation is an oil exploration, development, and production company operating from Midland, Texas. Formed in 1960, B. J. Pevehouse hoped to create an oil management company that could handle all phases of oil field development from exploratory drilling to production for both clients and the company. Chiefly active in the central Plains states, by the 1970s Adobe had operations across the country and had substantial investments in Canada, Ecuador, East Africa, and the North Sea. By the 1980s, Adobe had emerged as a diverse company active not only in oil, gas and mineral exploration, and development and production, but also as the owner of natural gas processing plants and an oil refinery, coal producer, processor, and marketer, uranium prospector, and operator of intrastate gas pipelines. The 1980s saw the company successfully weather the oil industry downturn, but B. J. Pevehouse stepped down as president. In the late 1980s, the company changed its name to Adobe Resources.
This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.
The collection bulks with company annual reports (1968-1983) and Securities and Exchange Commission Reports (1975-1983). The collection also includes a clipping file (photocopied) from 1968 to 1984 on company events, activities, and milestones.
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Adobe Oil and Gas Corporation Records, 1968-1984 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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