Surface Machinery and Methods for Oil-Well Pumping

VI CONTENTS
Miscellaneous operating equipment and practice--Continued.
Heating, lighting, and safety-Continued. Page
Rotary drilling rigs -------------------------------------- 118
Walking beams______________________ _______118
Walin bems---------------------------------- 11
Flywheels of one-cylinder engines_------- ---- ----- 118
Steam-engine stop valves---------------------- 118
Loading racks________________ ____ ____118
Loadng rcks---------------------------------------- 11
Oil and gas storage tanks and containers ____________118
Control of static electricity ____-____-- _---- 119
Tanks, ponds, and reservoirs ___________--____------------ 119
Steel tanks -------------------------------------------- 119
Concrete reservoirs____ _______________-_ __120
Pipe lines and flumes____ _____________ ____120
Pipe and joints___________ ------------------------ 120
Piping heavy oil ___________________ ____________--------------------------------- 122
Freezing of pipes---____________________________ - 122
Gravity drainage_ -------------------------------- 122
Prevention of corrosion__ _----------------------------------- 123
Flumes______ ------------------------------------------------123
Traps for saving gas at oil wells____-- ___--- _______------------- 123
Summary of advantages gained by use of gas traps------------ 124
General principle involved in gas-trap construction________----- 124
Storerooms, shops, and tanks_____________--_--------------- 124
Records and forms___________-_______-_____ __ 125
Public roads___________---------------------- ------ 127
Private roads.__. _- -_ _________ ___________________ _ 127
Field organization_ _______________________________________ 128
Cost of development and equipment of a typical oil-well property ______ 128
Operating costs of oil wells___ __---____ _ 135
Costof poduing il------------------------------------13
Cost of producing oil_____________________ _________ 135
Lifting expense___ ----------------------------------------- 135
Bibliography ------___________________------------------------------------------- 140
Index ______________ ------------------------------------------------------143
TABLES
Page
TABLE 1. Engine maintenance exclusive of interest, taxes, and depre-
ciation----------------------------- ------------ 32
2. Comparative economies of Diesel and of explosion oil-engines._ 40
3. Monthly distribution of power __48
4. Comparative costs of gas engine and electric motor for pump-
ing and cleaning -----------------------------53
5. List of machinery and material for electric installation for
beam pumping----------------------------- ---- 57
6. Cost of deep-well power, building, and equipment, near Hous-
ton, Tex __------ ------------ 71
7. Bill of material for guying derrick----------------------- 107
8. Standard pipe, black and galvanized__-----____------------ 121
9. Cost of development and equipment of a typical oil-well
property-----------------------------------------130
10. Lifting costs, general expense, and total cost for an oil-well
property with 13 wells, Oklahoma ------- ------------ 136
11. Lifting costs of groups of wells for the first six months of 1921__ 138

George, H. C. Surface Machinery and Methods for Oil-Well Pumping. Washington D.C.. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12407/. Accessed April 18, 2014.