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Historical Geography and Geosciences

History, Exploration & Exploitation of Oil and Gas

Editors: Figueiroa, Silvia Fernanda, Good, Gregory A., Peyerl, Drielli (Eds.)

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  • Describes the historical development of oil and gas exploration and exploitation over the span of two centuries 
  • Presents a recent, updated analysis on a booming subject
  • Focuses on national and international contexts over three continents 
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This edited volume discusses scientific and technological aspects of the history of the oil and gas industry in national and international contexts. 
The search for oil for industrial uses began in the nineteenth century, the first drills made in Azerbaijan and the United States. This intense search for a substance to become one of the most important energy sources was, many times, based on skill as well as luck, resulting in knowledge and the development of prospecting and exploration technologies. 
The demand for oil improved expertise in geological science, in areas such as micropaleontology, stratigraphy or sedimentology and informed different disciplines such as geophysics. These contributions made possible not only the discovery of new oil fields but also new applications and methods of exploration. Beyond the scientific and technological aspects, an industry that grew to such considerable size also impacted the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and diplomatic issues in history. The book approaches these changes in different scales, countries, areas, and perspectives.
This edited book appeals to researchers, student, practitioners in various fields from geology and geophysics to history. It is also an important resource for professionals in the oil and gas industry.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • From Local to Global Petroleum Geology: Hans Höfer von Heimhalt’s Contributions Between Empires, Economies and Epistemologies

    Pages 1-11

    Klemun, Marianne

  • History of Oil Exploration in the State of São Paulo Before the Foundation of Petrobras (1872–1953)

    Pages 13-24

    Oliveira, Júlia C. T. (et al.)

  • Petroleum: New Energy Perspectives for Brazil in 1922

    Pages 25-36

    Lopes, Maria Margaret

  • Petroleum and Science: The National Petroleum Council and the Development of Oil Geology in Brazil

    Pages 37-49

    Vasconcellos Otoya, Natascha

  • Teapot Dome: The Greatest Political Scandal in the History of the US Oil Industry

    Pages 51-57

    Silverman, Matthew R.

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eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13880-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13879-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History, Exploration & Exploitation of Oil and Gas
Editors
  • Silvia Fernanda Figueiroa
  • Gregory A. Good
  • Drielli Peyerl
Series Title
Historical Geography and Geosciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13880-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13880-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13879-0
Series ISSN
2520-1379
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 109
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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