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Evolution Of The Oil Industry
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keywords: energy and environment, history oil industry
Synopsis: The history of the petroleum industry from the earliest discovery of oil through a natural oil seep and its burning properties, early medicinal theories, to the beginning of the oil industry with primitive drilling techniques to the modern oil industry and the true power of refined crude...(read more)
- Date: 1900's
- Duration: 00:29:20
- Sound: Yes
- Color: Color
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States
Evolution Of The Oil Industry
The history of the petroleum industry from the earliest discovery of oil through a natural oil seep and its burning properties, early medicinal theories, to the beginning of the oil industry with primitive drilling techniques to the modern oil industry and the true power of refined crude.
Early man using manpower to “plow” or dig furrows in a field. Image of an old water wheel.
A natural “oil seep” of crude oil (petroleum seep). Primitive water drilling device (primitive drill rig). Early traveling medicine show or snake oil.
History of lamps. Lamp burning whale oil. First oil burning lamp invented in 1850.
First commercial oil well drilled in the United States. In 1859 Edwin L. Drake constructed an oil derrick on Oil Creek near Titusville, Pennsylvania and drilled a 69-foot oil well for Seneca oil Company using a steam engine as a source of power. Primitive, early steam engine. Early primitive oil drill rig.
Wagon loaded with barrels of oil on way to nearest shipping point. Early oil pipeline being laid to move oil to shipping point. Early oil refinery or still.
Man reading by the light of a vintage oil burning lamp.
Early automobiles. Horseless carriage spooking the horses. Image of a model T Ford. Head on shot of Model T Ford automobile. CU image of early automobile engine. Head on shot of horseless carriage. Various shots of early automobiles.
Oil drilling rigs on land, oil well pumps, and refineries.
Animation scenes is used to illustrate the transformation of tiny organisms into oil and gas from enormous heat and pressure of the earth.
Methods used by oil Geologist to locate deposits of oil are described. A 1950s commercial helicopter. A Marsh Buggy or Swamp Buggy.
Cable tool oil drill rig.
Rotary oil drill. CU image of rotary table while drilling. CU Image of rotary drill bit. The drilling oil well with rotary drill. Testing of oil well core samples. Images of a oil well blowout preventer. An oil well “Christmas tree”, a system of valves. An oil well pump jack. The pumping of gas or water into oil deposits to force oil to the surface.
LS, video clip of early offshore oil drill rig at sea.
Panning view of a large oil refinery. Animation is used to illustrate the distillation process of refining crude oil into gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, lubricating oil, asphalt and other petroleum products. The benefits of oil cracking (chemistry) and catalytic cracking of petroleum is explained.
The different types of industrial manufacturing plants that uses petroleum to manufacture products such as plastic, soap, and synthetic rubber. Image of a plastics plant. A soap and detergent factory. A synthetic rubber plant.
Oil pipeline construction. Image of trencher. A machine wrapping oil pipe line with protective covering. Animation is used to show the same pipeline is used to pump different liquid products.
Transportation of crude oil and oil products. Image of oil tanker 1950s. Railroad tank cars. Vintage oil tank truck. Vintage 1950 Cadillac convertible automobile at a service station. Rear angle view of the Cadillac instrument panel, red plastic seats, and whitewall front tires. Point of view (pov) of automobile driver on two lane asphalt highway.
An American Airlines DC-6 plane. Approach of the Burlington Silver Pilot passenger train. An approaching tractor-trailer. Image of a cargo ship. Image of antique (vintage) automobile. Images of farm machinery. Image of propane tank next to a house. Smudge pots in a citrus grove.
Motor grader and other road building construction equipment. Silhouette images of oil well pump jack and oil derrick at dusk.