By LOUISE S. DURHAM
Graphics, tables courtesy of George Kronman, Don Felio and Thomas
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For the record: ... year's major
discoveries from around the world.
Top Predictions: ... technologies
The accidental internationalist:
How one U.S. oil company challenges and rewards of international
West Africa: ... poised to
become major players in the world oil arena
Top chart, domestic U.S. field size discovered by time (pre-1936,
1936-1950, etc.) and, bottom, international field size discovered
by decade. Also shown are the median and 95th percentile of that
distribution with time. Field size statistics are in sets of 400
discoveries. The top figure illustrates declining domestic exploration
success rates, while the bottom chart shows relative international