A history-based series, Historical Highlights is an ongoing EXPLORER series that celebrates the "eureka" moments of petroleum geology, the rise of key concepts, the discoveries that made a difference, the perseverance and ingenuity of our colleagues – and/or their luck! – through stories that emphasize the anecdotes, the good yarns and the human interest side of our E&P profession.
If you have such a story – and who doesn't? – and you'd like to share it with your fellow AAPG Members, contact the editor.zwvrytdvcyxcyz
Hans Krause is an AAPG Honorary Member, Distinguished Service Award winner and former chair of the AAPG History of Petroleum Geology Committee. He was editor of Historical Highlights from February 2011 to January 2019. Matthew Silverman is current editor.
The Nelson Field in the North Sea is the British Gas dis...