Written from a Scottish perspective, oil industry insider Mike Shepherd gives an authentic and full account of an industry constantly pitted against the elements. His experience as a geologist with expertise in locating the remaining oil in existing fields, exploring for oil and assessing the viability of new fields placed him on the front line of this extraordinary endeavour. This is a book which tells of the setbacks, the many successes and above all the human story of the effort to get the nation’s oil out of the ground. North Sea oil is a story of big money, big engineering, a few spectacular failures and many great achievements. But above all, it’s the story of the men and women that made it happen.
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