1814: FIRST OIL DISCOVERED IN OHIO

July 15, 2018

Ohio lays claim to the first discovery of oil from a drilled well, when in 1814, Silas Thorla and Robert McKee, two saltwater well drillers discovered...

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MAY 1964: Mr LOUIE DRILLS FIRST WELL IN THE NORTH SEA

July 08, 2018

The first offshore well in the North Sea was drilled in 1964 by the jackup Mr Louie. Commercial extraction of oil on the shores of the North Sea date...

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAMBI, SUMATRA

July 07, 2018

Aeilko Jans Zijklert, a young Duch tobacco planter found first Indonesian oil at Telaga Tunggal, in Sumatra’s east Coast, in 1885; a few decades bef...

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ALDEN LABORDE REVOLUTIONIZES OFFSHORE DRILLING

July 01, 2018

Alden LaBorde, the son of two educators, was born in Marksville, Louisiana December 18, 1915. He graduated from high school and in 1932, then headed f...

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HENRI G. DELAUZE FOUNDER OF THE COMEX

June 24, 2018

Henri Germain Delauze was born in the South of France in 1929. He was awarded a degree in engineering from the Ecole Superieure des Arts et Metiers in...

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1953 – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST COMMERCIAL OIL AT ROUGH RANGE

June 17, 2018

Australia's first commercial oil was discovered at Rough Range in Western Australia, in the early 1950's. Reports say that a French world scientific ...

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FRED OLSEN THE NORWEGIAN HOWARD HUGHES

June 10, 2018

The origins of Fred. Olsen & Co. date back to 1848 when the Fred. Olsen family first entered the ship owning business. Thomas Fredrik Olsen or Fre...

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C. P. BAKER, JUNE 30 1964: FIRST OFFSHORE TRAGEDY

May 27, 2018

The first tragedy of the offshore drilling happened on the C. P. Baker barge, in the Gulf of Mexico in 1964, 170 km South of New Orleans. The C.P. Bak...

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CANADA: ALL STARTED AT OIL SPRINGS IN 1858

May 20, 2018

Long before the first oil find at Oil Springs in 1858, some reports mention the presence of bituminous sands at confluence of Athabasca and Clearwater...

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