The Making of Oil: From Plankton to Production
"Oil, the basis of our supply of energy is a finite resource that needs to be exploited with infinite care."
D. E. Baird
Former Chairman and CEO Schlumberger
In thousands of ways oil is at the center of our lives and work. Modern civilization runs on oil that flows from a reservoir of rock born millions of years ago. The life of the reservoir began when the earth was young and continues today.
||"I think the challenges in the oil business are absolutely phenomenal. I mean there's nowhere else where you can do everything almost blind. I mean there's this big block of rock buried deep in the earth and it has got something very valuable in it that we want to get out."|
||"We exist on hydro-carbons every day. We use them to heat our houses. We use them to generate our energy. We run on hydro-carbons. We build things out of hydro-carbons."|
||"This quest for petroleum has been going on for over a hundred years now. It is literally the fuel that drives all of the economies of the world."|