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Updated October 2016

Specialist Oil & Gas training courses from Oil & Gas experts

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1 - History

Introduction to Oil and Gas Suite - History

Named from the Greek for ‘rock’ and ‘oil’, ‘Petroleum’ or ‘Crude Oil’ is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid, that is found in geological formations thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface.

Once extracted, crude oil is refined into a large number of consumer products, from petrol and kerosene to asphalt and chemical reagents used to make plastics and pharmaceuticals.

While this short course can only cover a fraction of the history of oil and gas, we will try and uncover some of the most significant and interesting events, from its early use as medicine and building materials to the modern day.

Approximate duration: 35 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • The early uses of crude oil
  • The origins of the oil industry
  • How the oil industry grew and developed
  • Some of the major accidents that have occurred
  • How technology has pushed the industry forward
  • What the future has in store for the industry

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