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History of Oil

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

History of Oil Europe

The Yanks Are Coming

As Britain fought for its survival during World War II, a team of American oil drillers found themselves on their way across the Atlantic to help the war effort. They became known as the 'roughnecks of Sherwood Forest'.

History of Oil North America

Beyond Sight of Land

Oil exploration moved from the land to the sea only a few years after Titusville. Here we take a look at how offshore oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico developed from 1869 to the early 1960s.