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History of Oil Worldwide

Arthur Beeby-Thompson: Oil Pioneer

Born in Northampton in 1873 and known simply as ‘Beeby-Thompson’, his achievements were such that the foreword to his auto-biography was written by Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the USA
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GEO Profile Europe

Triumph and Tragedy

Kevin Topham was on the Sea Gem when it made the first commercial discovery in the UK North Sea in December 1965 and also when it collapsed, with the death of 13 men. He tells us his story.
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Gas Hydrates

Collection of 9 articles

Hydrates are found in permafrost, on continental shelves and in the wider universe where they play an important role during the formation of planets. This collection of articles by Lasse Amundsen and Martin Landrø, and guest editors, provide essential insights into the science of these enigmatic resources.
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Staff Picks

Exploration Asia

The South China Sea Enigma

The South China Sea, a marginal sea between Asia (the largest continent) and the Pacific (the largest ocean) covers an area of 3.5 million square kilometres and is surrounded by sedimentary basins, some of which have produced petroleum for decades. The oceanic and the stretched continental crusts underlying the South China Sea have experienced a complex tectonic history in Cenozoic times, which geologists are only beginning to unravel.
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