21 October 2008

Arbanasi-Policiori oilfield.

The field was opened in 1908, the oil-bearing strata was found in the meotic sands at 450 to 550 metres. At begining the time needed for drilling was 7 months, but this average was reached only when firs world war started , 9 months would be a fair average under normal conditions.This oilfield lies in the Buzeu Valley and has been developed between 1912 and 1916 when were 93 producing and 40 drilling wells owned by 6 companies the most important of which was the German owned Steaua Romana. In 1916 after plugging and firing, the wells, the timber stocks, workshops, power; electric light and water stations were completely destroyed.
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