A shortcut through history

Debra Ferguson Technology Editor The shortcut to my desk leads through the library that houses Oil & Gas Journal's archives. Those bound volumes only cover the last 80 years of the magazine's 111 years of publication, but they always remind me of the long-term success of OGJ and of the changes and constants in the oil and gas industry's history. As interesting as those reminders are, they also suggest something broader in the history of the oil and gas industry. Technological changes Computations required to plan and drill wells before the early 1970s were likely performed with either pencil-and-paper or a slide rule. As computers became more commonplace, industry changes occurred rap...

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