Fighting Iraqi oil well fires

Fighting Iraqi oil well fires

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Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Oil well fire. Firefighters from Halliburton's Boots and Coots company preparing to extinguish a blazing oil well. This is in the Rumeilah Oil Field in southern Iraq. The oil wells were set alight by Iraqi troops as they retreated from the invading coalition forces in March 2003. At the end of the boom (lower centre) is a "stinger", which pumps drilling mud into the well at high pressure. This extinguishes the flames and stops the flow of oil, allowing the well to be put back under control. Photographed in March 2003.

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