Seismic crews in the 1930s faced remote locations that meant difficult work. Photo courtesy of Chevron.Seismic crews in the 1930s faced remote locations that meant difficult work. Photo courtesy of Chevron.

 

From the time humans realized naturally occurring petroleum had myriad uses, they organized means and methods to try and collect it and utilize it to its fullest potential. The history of petroleum exploration around the world is colorful and fascinating. Each country, and even regions within countries, has its own distinct path of discovery that influences it to this day.