When operators want to drill oil wells in densely populated areas, it creates controversy. That’s exactly what happened with the Word of Faith 16-27 well in Southfield, Michigan. Southfield, with a population of 75,000 people, has never had an oil well until now. After failed protests & failed attempts by the City of Southfield to stop the well, it’s been drilled and completed. The well is flow testing now and it looks like it’s going to be a long term producer. Read this post to learn more about what you can expect to see next at the Word of Faith oil well in Southfield and view recent pictures & video of the well from November of 2016.
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