Photo Explosion and Rig Fire

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Item Photo Explosion and Rig Fire
Item code
Description 16" W x 15" H
Manufacturer Skelly Amerada Univ 1
Circa 1930
Donor IHS Markit
Location GPI
Serial number
Taxonomy GSH841

Well explosion at the Skelly-Amerada University No. 1 in Western Ector County. This was to be a routine nitro shot (to increase production) but rocks hit the crown block, igniting the fire that burned over 24 hours before it was extinguished.