COLONEL DRAKE: THE LEGEND OF TITUSVILLE

February 09, 2019

Edwin Laurentine Drake, born on March 11, 1819, in Greenville County, New York, grew up on family farms in New York and Vermo...

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MAY 1956 – THE DISCOVERY OF HASSI MESSAOUD

February 03, 2019

Hassi Messaoud, Algeria’s biggest oilfield, lies in the Grand Erg Ori...

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THE MAKING OF JURONG ISLAND IN SINGAPORE

February 02, 2019

In southwestern Singapore long before the making of Jurong Island, the outlying islands of Pulau Ayer Chawan, Pulau Ayer Merb...

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PARENTIS MARCH 1954: LARGEST OIL DISCOVERY IN FRANCE

January 19, 2019

In 1951, the French Government granted an exclusive exploration permit to Standard Oil Company subsidiary’s Esso R.E.P. sou...

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THE WESTLAND WESSEX HELICOPTER: THE SOUND OF THE SEVENTIES IN THE NORTH SEA

January 12, 2019

The Westland Wessex was a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34 helicopter. It was developed and pro...

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MARCH 1910 – THE LAKE VIEW GUSHER

December 30, 2018

The world’s biggest accidental oil spill is known as the Union Oil Lake View gusher happening in Midway-Sunset oilfield, Ke...

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GEORGE MITCHELL FATHER OF THE BARNETT SHALE AND FRACKING PIONEER

December 23, 2018

George Mitchell was born to Greek immigrant parents in the port city of Galveston, Texas in 1919. His father herded goats in ...

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BITUMOUNT – FIRST OIL SANDS PLANT IN FORT McMURRAY

December 16, 2018


The oil sands are today a powerful source of Canadian energy, the capital being Fort McMurray located in northeast Albert...

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OLD TIMES OF STAVANGER

December 09, 2018

Stavanger is one of Norway’s oldest cities, the first traces of settlement in the region come from the days when the ice retreated after the last ic...

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