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Global Oil Finder:Autobiography of a Petroleum Geologist Fred W. Kelly Jr.

Global Oil Finder:Autobiography of a Petroleum Geologist

Fred W. Kelly Jr.

Published February 13th 2006
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
294 pages
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Fred Kellys autobiography, Global Oil Finder, draws you into a world of exotic landscapes and adventures that could not be duplicated today. You will travel with him back through time and space to re-live his experiences during the Great DepressionMoreFred Kellys autobiography, Global Oil Finder, draws you into a world of exotic landscapes and adventures that could not be duplicated today. You will travel with him back through time and space to re-live his experiences during the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II on the home front. His high school and college dreams of far horizons prove prophetic as Fred then gives a detailed account of his exploits as a young petroleum geologist in the Sahara Desert of Libya from 1957 to 1963, and his other travels to unusual places. Fred sets the stage for his book by exploring his family history and uncovering the unseen forces that undoubtedly had helped to shape his character and world view. You will also glimpse Freds later personal evolution from vagabond bachelor to solid married man living in England, Pakistan, and finally Houston, Texas, where he was in charge of international political affairs for Marathon Oil Company until his retirement in 1992. Always fresh, curious, and adventurous, Freds journey opens a window into fascinating bits of Americana and also chronicles the swiftly changing face of the American oil industry as it expanded into foreign exploration in the 1950s.