MCCLINTOCK WELL #1 – WORLD’S OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY PRODUCING OIL WELL

November 10, 2019

As early as 1807, Hamilton McClintock was collecting twenty to thirty barrels of oil each year from seeps on his farm located...

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SUMMERLAND BEACHFRONT IN THE LATE 1800’s

October 27, 2019

In the late 1800’s oil was found around the city of Summerland in Santa Barbara County, California. After drilling a large ...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OIL AND GAS IN VIETNAM

October 20, 2019

If the history of oil in southeast Asia dates back to the dawn of time it did not include Vietnam before the middle of the tw...

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EBB TIDE – FIRST MODERN SUPPLY VESSEL ENTERS SERVICE IN 1956

October 13, 2019

By 1947, drilling was begun in waters of the Gulf of Mexico over 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Rigs had to be supplied...

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6 NOVEMBER 1986 – CHINOOK CRASHES NEAR SUMBURGH

September 29, 2019

On November 6, 1986, the first flight of the Bristish Airways Boeing Vertol (Chinook) 234 LR was delayed due to an oil leak f...

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OLOIBIRI FIELD JANUARY 1956 – NIGERIA’S FIRST COMMERCIAL OIL

September 15, 2019

Historic accounts depict that the thrilling search for oil in Nigeria started in 1907 when exploration rights were granted to...

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EXXONMOBIL TO LEAVE NORWAY FOR GOOD – THE END OF A BEAUTIFUL STORY

September 08, 2019

The Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv recently reported that the American giant ExxonMobil plans to sell its remaining a...

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MARION KING HUBBERT AND THE PEAK OIL CONTROVERSY

September 01, 2019

Marion King Hubbert was born October 5, 1903, in San Saba, central Texas. He spent his childhood on farms and ranches in Texa...

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NIGERIA – ENI MAKES LARGE GAS DISCOVERY ONSHORE NIGER DELTA

August 28, 2019

Eni, through its affiliate NAOC (Eni 20%, operator, NNPC 60%, Oando 20%) has made a significant gas and condensate find in th...

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