Oil Well Flow

Flow from the Otto Morris and Marr Oil Well Flow, an oil well in south Arkansas. Earthen storage pits were used for the crude oil. From 1922 to 1934, up to eight percent of the oil produced was wasted, and almost all of the natural gas escaped.

Old white man standing next to a dirt wall from which protrude pipes pouring oil into a pit

Courtesy of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives