British syndicate strikes oil at 1200 feet in Masjid-i-Suleiman, Iran. George Reynolds. Daily Journals. Official notification
Masjid-i-Suleiman Iran Date:1908 Duration:2 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British engineer and oil explorer,George Reynolds, smokes a pipe as he surveys the area for oil drilling. Drilling operations at an oil derrick. Workers Carry containers of granulated oil drilling mud, to the drill pipe. Turning pages in George Reynolds' daily journal. Sun overhead in the sky as men continue to work at the derrick. A man sprays water with a hose as workers add dry mud compound to facilitate drilling.. Black smoke billows from burning oil at edge of oil derrick. An official letter from the office of the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, informing William D' Arcy that the operators of his Syndicate struck oil at a depth of 1200 feet. plumes of black smoke intensify from burning oil at the drill site.
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