FEBRUARY 23, 1980 – THE TRAGEDY OF THE GREEK TANKER IRENES SERENADE

April 20, 2019

At the Navarino Bay in the southwestern Peloponnese, lies on the bottom of the sea the shipwreck of the Greek tanker Irenes S...

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SAMOTLOR: THE GIANT OF SIBERIA

April 14, 2019

The Samotlor oil field is located in the Tyumen region of the vast West Siberian Lowland of Russia. It was named after the la...

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DECEMBER 24, 1972 – MV SEA STAR SINKS IN THE GULF OF OMAN

April 07, 2019

The South Korean super tanker MV Sea Star was on voyage from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when it col...

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5 SEPTEMBER 1927 – CONRAD AND MARCEL SCHLUMBERGER RUN FIRST ELECTRIC WELL LOGGING

March 30, 2019

The genesis of electric well logging resides with Conrad Schlumberger, who while a physics professor at the Ecole de Mines de...

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MAY 1981: CHARLES ROWAN CROSSES THE ATLANTIC UNDER SAIL

March 24, 2019

Charles Rowan was a modern 300ft Le Tourneau Class 116-C jackup, built at the Vicksburg Shipyard, Mississippi. The unit was d...

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MAY 1914 – TURNER VALLEY FIRST OIL BOOM OF WESTERN CANADA

March 17, 2019

If oil was found and commercially produced in Canada from half of the 19th century, Turner Valley became the site of Canada...

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HERMAN BROWN FOUNDER OF BROWN AND ROOT AND FATHER OF THE KERMAC 16

March 09, 2019

Herman Brown was born in Belton, Texas, in 1892. He started working in Belton in 1911. In 1914 he was given eighteen mules in...

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IVAN MIKHAILOVICH GUBKIN HONORED SCIENTIST AND HERO OF THE SIBERIAN PLAINS

March 03, 2019

Ivan Mikhailovich Gubkin was born on 21 September 1871 in the village of Navashino in Western Russia, near Ukraine. He is kn...

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1846: ABRAHAM GESNER GIVES BIRTH TO KEROSENE

February 24, 2019

In 1797, Abraham Gesner was born in the Cornwallis Township to a Loyalist family who had come to Nova Scotia. He pursued a ca...

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