A Montage of Wells Pt 2 by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

Here is the new pump on C.T. Carney well #3, on a bluff overlooking Rangely from the west.

Photo by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

Close-up of the new pump on the well C.T. Carney #3 -- the practice was to pile mounds of dirt around the cement base for such pumps, and this "replacement" is so recent that the dirt is not yet there. Directly above the pivot point stands "The Tank," -- in the distant future, a Rangely Celebrity! It would be decades before it was discovered when 'Oil Geek" took this photo, however.

Photo by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

 

"Me and My Shadow" -- on C.T. Carney #4.

Photo by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

 

An O.D.I. control box ("Oil Dynamics Industries") for a submersible pump sits near C.T. Carney well no. 21X, still worked by a big Lufkin at this time, but the days of the latter were numbered. The bright blue "ODI's" were a new-comer to the field in 1972, as green boxes marking "BJ" pumps (for "Byron Jackson Co.") had been the standard for submersible underground pumps before this.

Photo by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

A big Lufkin air-balance works C.T. Carney #17, on a bluff north-west of Rangely; the National Supply pumper on nearby well #2 is visible just over the fuel tank by the internal-combustion motor behind the Lufkin.