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Preserving history of the petroleum industry in Canada


The Petroleum History Society has suspended events due to COVID-19.

D-18 well on fire
January 2021 video posted:
Killing the King Christian D – 18 well, Arctic Islands, 1970-1971
Thanks for his help to Jason of
BOE Report  Barrel Oil Corp  Canadian Museum of Making
Thanks to Corporate Members Barrel Oil Corp for sponsorship,
and to BOE Report, The Canadian Museum of Making,
J.B. Pipelines Ltd., and Tundra Process Solutions Ltd.
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Last change November 18, 2021

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U of Calgary Scholarship

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Leduc #1 on February 13, 1947.
Photo courtesy of Glenbow Museum and Archives



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Petroleum History Bibliography
by Doug Cass
(PDF 3.2 meg, 1111 pages, updated Sept.8, 2021)

Annual Awards

Oral History Projects

Oil Sands Oral History Project - 117 people interviewed

Petroleum History Books

Timeline – Global Petroleum Industry - by Clint Tippett

Canadian Beginnings

Alberta's First Natural Gas Discovery

Speakers to PHS and their Presentations

Old Companies A to L,   Old Companies M to Z

Six Historical Events in the First 100 Years of Canada's Petroleum Industry - PHS lapel pin set

And more petroleum history

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Thanks to the Glenbow Archives
for permission to use the historical photographs on this website.

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