Date of Award

Spring 5-1954

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering


Geological Engineering

First Advisor

Doctor O. D. Blake

Second Advisor

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.