COOPER, Bryan GASKELL, T.F.
Title: Adventure of North Sea Oil. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Heinemann, London, 1976, ISBN:0434283010
Seller ID: 105067
COOPER, Bryan and T.F. GASKELL. The Adventure of North Sea Oil. London : Heinemann, (1976). First Edition. Pp (10),-293,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Sir Eric Drake. "The discovery of and extraction of oil and gas from beneath the cold, murky floor of Northern seas makes for one ot the most rivetting, dramatic epics of this century. The bookis an extraordinary compound of industrial courage, of scientific research and guesswork, of danger, of human wit challenging nafure for mastery, and honest-to-goodness know-how. The oil venture has cost human lives as well as milli ions of pounds. The authors, whose preliminary book (1966) established their authoritative knowledge of the project, now depict the events, includuding mishaps and perils on a giant scale, that have made success possible. The opening chapter, 'The Oilmen', paints a picture of life on an oilrig. The allocation of concessions and the block system is discussed with outlines of the various provisions made by different countries to deal withthe complex problems of taxation, nationalization etc. c. There follow sev eral general chapters about the special problems that confront oilmen when drilling underwater in the North Sea, and the general enormity of the task of extracting the oil from the sea bed - how it is located, how tests are made, the methods of drilling and constructing oil rigs, the means ot pipingoil to the mainland and the growing onshore developments needed to cope wi th this. With the recent enormous rises in OPEC oil prices, the discovery and production of oil on our doorstep has assumed new, wide-reaching importance and the consequences can leave no one's lite untouched. But even more than this, The Adventure of North Sea Oil tells a exciting and compelling story - the adventuremof Man's dramatic confrontation with the nrelenting forces of the North Sea." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Oilmen. 2. The Gas Story. 3. The Need for Oil. 3. North Sea Geology. 5. Oil Discoveries. 6. Allocation of Concessions. 7. Drilling. 8. Weather Forecasting and Accidents.9. Production of Offshore Oilfields. 10. Production Platforms. 11. Diving. 12. Pipelaying. 13. Onshore Development. Epilogue. Name, ligt edgewear, el se very good in dustjacket. 30.00