Oil production and exploration

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6/8/2016OilExplorationandProduction~LearningGeologyApproveTheCookiesThiswebsiteusescookiestoimproveyouruserexperienceIaccept ReadMoreLearningGeologyHOMEPETROLEUM GEOLOGYROCKSOIL AND GAS JOBSABOUT USHome petroleum , reservoir Oil Exploration and ProductionSOCIAL PROFILESOil Exploration and ProductionByOwais Khattak 11:18:00 SearchOil Exploration and ProductionLearningGeologyBirth of the Oil IndustryIn the United States, during the rst half of the 19th century, people collected rock oil (later calledpetroleum, from the Latin words petra, meaning rock, and oleum, meaning oil) at seeps and used it toLikePage38KlikesBethefirstofyourfriendstolikethisgrease wagon axles and to make patent medicines. But such oil was rare and expensive. In 1854, GeorgeBissel, a New York lawyer, came to the realization that oil might have broader uses, particularly as fuel forlamps, to replace increasingly scarce whale oil. Bissel and a group of investors contracted Edwin Drake, acolourful character who had drifted among many professions, to nd a way to drill for oil in rocks beneatha hill near Titusville, Pennsylvania, where oily lms oated on the water of springs. Using the phony titleColonel to add respectability, Drake hired drillers and obtained a steam-powered drill. Work was slow andPopularTagsBlogArchivesThe Himalayas Formationthe investor

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