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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KC LEE: FOUNDER OF KEPPEL FELS

December 09, 2018

Singaporean Lee Kim Chai, better known as KC Lee, earned an accounting qualification in London before working for Caltex and Salvage Engineers. Salvag...

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GEORGE H.W. BUSH VISIONARY OF OFFSHORE DRILLING

December 02, 2018

George H.W. Bush (George Herbert Walker Bush) was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Massac...

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COLONEL ROBERTS AND THE TIME OF THE MOONLIGHTERS

November 25, 2018

U.S. Civil War veteran Colonel Roberts (1829-1881), of New York, revolutionized the nation's emerging oil industry with his invention of an explosive ...

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VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN, SON OF A LABOURER AND FOUNDER OF GAZPROM

November 11, 2018

One of five children, Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin was born on April 9 1938 into a poor Cossack family at Cherny Ostrog, a village in the Urals nea...

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1919 – UK FIRST OIL AT DUKES WOOD IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

November 04, 2018

Before the UK first oil was discovered, the Scottish shale oil industry reached its peak in the 19th century. Bathgate Chemical Works, established in ...

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1806: RUFNER BROTHERS DRILL AND COMPLETE FIRST WELL IN AMERICA

October 28, 2018

In the USA the first well was drilled in 1806 by the Rufner brothers, it was a brine well. But long before this date many wells were successfully dril...

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URAI FIRST OIL TOWN OF SIBERIA

October 21, 2018

The history of Siberian oil discovery started long before the oil became a symbol of the region and the Urai city founded. During hundreds of years a ...

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