It was in a Texas oil field that the first modern-day pump jack drastically changed the face of drilling in 1925. The pumpjack, an oil field icon known by many names like oil horse, donkey pumper, nodding donkey, pumping unit, horsehead pump, rocking horse, beam pump, dinosaur, sucker rod pump (SRP), grasshopper pump, Big Texan, thirsty bird, or jack pump - consists of a long beam moved by an external power source. There are a lot of pumpjacks dotting the Texas landscape.
The evolution of technology for pumping oil from the ground is reflected in thousands of small, marginally producing oil wells reaching deep into often stubborn reserves. Marginal oil and natural gas wells number about 650,000 of the nationís 876,000 wells. Once shutdown, they are lost forever. Keeping them in production has long been a challenge for a special breed of oilman, one who combines technical skills with hard work in the field.
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