Science: Oil

After its first few months, an oil well usually ceases to gush without the aid of a pump. The Marland Oil Co.'s No. 6, near Ponca City, Okla., began gushing June 20, 1919, and is going yet.

Its first years average was 1,007 barrels daily; its present average is 117. It has produced a total of about 750,000 barrels.

The well is 3,887 ft. deep and gives oil of a high gasoline content from a Wilcox sand formation.


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