31 October 2013

Pitigaia oilfield

Campina-Moreni oil society - Pitigaia oilfield 
 Oil well no.8 - April 1906

29 October 2013

Dealul Batran oil wells

Oil wells at Dealul Batran, Gura Ocnita, Dambovita county.
Special thanks to Mr.Bratila Bogdan.
To accelerate the oil production and increase the recovery factor for heavy oil reservoirs, since 1992, in the world is often used the SAGD method (SAGD – Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage). This method, which was not applied for Romanian oilfields, it's an advanced kind of stimulation using steam. In fact, a pair of horizontal wells are drilled into the reservoir, one few meters above the other one. In each well pair, steam is injected into the upper well, to heat heavy oil, which allows it to flow into the lower well, where it is pumped to the surface. It's known that in Dealu Batran, an old Romanian oil field there is a heavy oil reservoir located Drader II, where natural drive mechanism is associated with a thermal method (continuous steam injection) to increase recovery factor. 

24 October 2013

Pascov Moreni oil wells

Oil wells cluster at Pascov in 1910.

Creditul Minier oil wells

Creditul Minier oil wells at Moreni - Pascov Valley

Standard Oil in Romania

 Romanian oilfields.
Standard Oil tanks in Romania.

Refinery and oil tanks at Ploiesti

Oil refinery in construction near Ploiesti - interwar period.
 Oil refinery near Ploiesti.
Petroleum tanks and railway oil tanks at Ploiesti - interwar.

Rotary drilling

Rotary drilling - inside of a well derrick, Ploiesti.

08 October 2013

160 RA eruption

Burning oil well at Moreni in 1930. In the foreground there is a sign with the inscription in Romanian language ''Entrance is strictly forbidden! Mortal danger!'' 

Moreni - oilfield pictures in 1930

Car parking place in front of the Moreni oil fields.
Market stall on the main street of Moreni in Romania, in front of it there are loaded carriages.
 In the background you can see the oil fields.
Moreni oilfields in 1930.
A worker operates a pumping station on a Romanian oil field.

Campina - Steaua Romana refinery

A worker stands on one of the huge oil tanks of the petroleum factory ''Steaua Romana'' in Campina  - 1935.
Workers in the large boiler room of the''Steaua Romana'' in Campina - the largest petrochemical complex in Europe in 1935.

07 October 2013

German army at Ploiesti

German military guarding Ploiesti oil tanks.
German soldiers at a  Flak in Romania. In the background are tanks of the Romanian oil production plants near Ploesti - 24.02.1941
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