A US Public Television series not long ago showed how small discoveries or insignificant events from history have led to current achievements and inventions. The program was entitled "Connections." When "kicking down a well," two men used a spring pole and muscle power to raise and lower drilling tools in the hole. Photo courtesy of Drake Well Museum.Click here to enlarge imageIn each segment, it was fascinating to watch step by step how one invention would lead to another. Quite often what was developed for one use became the breakthrough technology for entire new fields. An example would be the invention of glass leading to glass bottles and eventually to the Hubbell space telescope. T...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected