Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering
Doctor O. D. Blake
Mr. J.B. Flugstad
Oil was discovered in the Pondera field in June 1927 following work done by E.B. Emrick. The initial discovery well, located in section 17, T. 27 N., R. 4 W., was not a commercial oil producer. Its initial production being 3 barrels of oil and 3,500,000 cubic feet of gas per day. Rapid expansion followed until 1929, when the field reached its peak of production.
Garding, Paul P., "Southwestern Extension of the Pondera Field" (1954). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 438.