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Oil well blowout, Amerada Petroleum Corporation's Joseph Rice 1 well, near Tioga, N.D.
Oil well blowout, Amerada Petroleum Corporation's Joseph Rice 1 well, near Tioga, N.D.
TitleOil well blowout, Amerada Petroleum Corporation's Joseph Rice 1 well, near Tioga, N.D.
Date of Original1952-10
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionImage of a pipe blowing out a mixture of gas, acid water and oil into a mud pit.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Oil wells
Petroleum industry
Subject (LCSH)Oil well completion
Oil wells - Blowouts
Drilling muds
Organization NameAmerada Petroleum Corporation
LocationBicker (N.D. : Township)
Mountrail County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Tioga (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number2035.1557
Negative Number2035.1557
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"With a roar the gas comes out, shooting gas, acid water and the first traces of oil far across the pit. The well cleaned itself out rapidly; in less than an hour after the first acid flow, golden oil and gas were shooting out." - Caption with image in article "Pressure Kept Under Control at Every Step", by Lloyd Sveen, Fargo Forum and Daily Tribune, Oct. 19, 1952, p. 16.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
ContributorForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Biography/HistoryThe Joseph Rice 1 oil well is located in Section 18, Bicker Township, Mountrail County, North Dakota (Township 158, Range 94)
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/971
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.1557)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000332
Original SourceNegative
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