Drilling equipment is brought in and set up in a jungle in Mexico.
Mexico Date:1926 Duration:8 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A documentry 'The Story of a Mexican Gusher' visualizes different stages in oil production in Mexico. A political map of Mexico shows Tampico and the distance between Tampico and New Orleans. Men cut through jungles, cross rivers and make roads to bring equipment into the Mexican oil region. Men cut trees in a jungle using machetes and axes. Men at work in an open area. Smoke rises in the background. A barge goes across a river. A jeep on a road built in a jungle. An oil company's railroad. Men work on the company pipeline near the railroad. A camp hospital in a jungle clearing to the south of the Panuco River. Cable tool method of drilling is practiced. Men do 'spudding in' by drilling a hole. Machinery in operation. After the spudding in a cable is 'hitched on' to a 'walking beam'. Men lower a casing at Ebano to drill out oil. A derrick.
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