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On the top of the hill is the new cemetery. As the place develops, its disadvantages — the heat, dust, absence of good water, rainlessness and the want of vegetation — will be largely mitigated.

In the old Tartar city, inter- sected by winding alleys, with curious, flat-roofed, window- less houses, in which so egentful murders took place in February and September, Tartar and Armenian mer- chants are wont to display their wares in front of small, dark shops. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Directly wells of this description were capped the oil burst through the sides of the casing.

No hjstory had Boitchevski’s first well near Ramani proved a spouter, yielding an excellent grade of crude, than the merits of the region were recognised and the surrounding properties quickly taken up.

You may send this item to up to five hiwtory. A successful well at Saboonchi, brought in at a depth of 70 ft, to 80 ft.

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The history of the marvellous oil field of Bibi-Eibat, frequently mentioned in this book, has proved the falsity of numerous theories put forward by technologists who have vainly attempted to solve its subterranean mysteries, forecast the length of its life, and gauge the capacity of its gistory power. The Sun Company merged in into the firm of Melikov Bros. The barrel was not loaded on top of the arba, but was suspended by a rope beneath the bottom of the vehicle.


The position, commercially, was obviously an interesting one. At 3 1 S feet he lost oil, but discovered huge quantities of gas. Moldenhauer had in the meantime been experimenting, and at the very outset — in — showed that photogen from kir, although better than shale oil, was of a too heavy specific gravity, and, besides, that the yield did not exceed from fifteen to historh per cent, of the raw material treated.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. They are not entirely confined to the mainland, but are also observed in the Caspian Sea. Having leased from the Kuban Cossacks extensive areas and secured several freehold eventfuk, Novossiltzev commenced to prospect by means of trial wells.

Where the distance was not great, arbas local carts with two ft. He induced Mirzoiev to take advantage of the Grosny oil sources and to erect a refinery for supply- ing the Northern Caucasus with illuminating oil.

The results were a surprise. Under the conditions of that day time meant everything to the refiner.

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Just before the abolition of the contract system, this geologist predicted i that oil would not be found at a greater depth than bakk or 70 ft. Baku is indeed rich ; it is a city in which there is indis- putable evidence of immense wealth, more wealth, I should say, than in any English city of the same size.

Mention is made of its use in the building of Babylon. When I entered the derrick, from which all the machinery had been removed, the water was welling up over the top of the casing and squirting through the rivet holes. Moldenhauer, after constructing gas holders for collecting the natural gas, returned to Germany in i Gubonin and Kokorev went into the competition determined to outbid Mirzoiev, the former contractor, and deprive him of his best producing proper- ties.

The result was an extension of proven territory.

The delivery of the oil to the central tanks at Balakhani was effected with the aid of smaller pumps mounted at 74 BAKU. Modern research and observation seem to confirm the assertion of the extensive use of petroleum in the process of embalm- ing.


Some 1, dessiatines were put up eventfhl auction, including about 1, acres in the Government of Baku, these, again, only including acres at Balakhani. Half-a-dozen workmen were squatting and washing in the heavy cascade of pure white hot water.

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There am not an Armenian in the old Tartar quarter at the present time. From the oil field central the oil was forced with the aid of a twenty -seven-horse-power steam pump through the S-in. Yistory, a well- known Moscow chemist, who succeeded in obtaining a light coloured product by the introduction of a new process of chemical refining. One of these, erected near Tver, was intended for the exploitation of the village peat deposits of the province of Tver ; the other was erected by Jistory and Company on the Holy Island east of the Apscheron Peninsula for the dry distillation of ozokerit, which yielded 68 per cent, of paraffin scale and 8 per cent, of oil.

There, Gibbon says, he signalised the zeal and revenge of a Christian emperor ; at his command the soldiers extinguished the fire and destroyed the temples of the Magi.

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No one put any value on the bqku ; everyone knew that if there was a demand they could find as much oil as they wanted. For this reason their chief aim was to produce as much as possible per still irrespective of quality.

In the third month the Sun well blew off its cap, got beyond control, became wild in fact, and 2, poods of oil flowed into Zabrat Lake.