Night photography spent documenting old oilfield equipment in Oklahoma. Spent an entire night doing some light painting under a full moon. Three of these 35 HP Superior oilfield engine pump house were scattered across the property.

oil-pump

 

Very few of these power house engines are still being used to pump oil, but they once were the heartbeat of our oil industry. The oil that powered our ships and airplanes in World War II was pumped out of the ground by rigs like this.

You can see one still in operation and how oil used to be pumped out of the ground here on this youtube page.