27 January 2012

The Drader Well in Moreni

The Drader Well in Moreni oilfield,Romania.This well was producing 20,000 barrels daily when it caught  fire(interwar photo).The extinguished of Moreni oil well fire after it had been burning for 5O days, during which damage to the ''extent of 250.000 resulted''. Many unsuccessful attempts, included the drawing of a huge bell over the mouth of the blazing well by means of chains. The fierce heat melted the chains. Finally a tunnel. 200 ft. long was excavated to the perforated bore, causing the extinction of the fire.

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