Stories of Canadian petroleum history are in this branch of the website.
||- all recent newsletters, with old ones being added infrequently
Petroleum History Bibliography
Updated June 4, 2012
(Now 720 pages)
- by Doug Cass who welcomes
additions and comments
- 720 pages, 1.8 meg PDF
- published articles
- company histories
- biographies and autobiographies
- fiction, drama, poetry and music
- film and video
- book reviews
- author index
||Research about old oil and gas companies that we have already researched in response to queries from people using our website.
|Oil Sands 101 Lecture Notes
||Notes from series of 6 lectures presented by the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners and the Petroleum History Society in early 2013.
||2008 Celebration of First Commercial Oil Well in Oil Springs ON - external site about events
|Chronologies of Events Before Leduc
Thanks to Frank Dabbs for permission to reprint his chronologies of:
- Alberta Petroleum Exploration and Discovery 1875-1947
- Alberta Petroleum Public Policy Milestones 1670-1945
||1846-1870 the contributions of Abraham Gesner, Charles Nelson Tripp, James Miller Williams, and Hugh Nixon Shaw to the modern petroleum era.
|Alberta's First Natural Gas Discovery
||1883 discovery at Langevin Siding (now Alderson) by Micky Gulless
|Walking Tour - Downtown Calgary
||Petroleum history walking tour of downtown Calgary
- including handout from July 2007 event
|Historical Posters for 2004 CSEG Convention
||10 posters on a variety of topics
People who have made presentations to
the Petroleum History Society with links to issue where summarized in Archives newsletters.
||Presentation slides, audio, or text versions of speeches and presentations made to PHS meetings on historical topics.
||Petroleum history stories
|Oral History Projects
||- reports on the Oral History Projects including who was interviewed.
| Petroleum History Society Awards
||- award winners
|6 historical events
||6 events in the first 100 years of Canada's petroleum industry
at the Glenbow
|An overview of some of the petroleum records housed at the Glenbow
Archives and Library in Calgary
|Petroleum History Books
||Petroleum history books
and Calgary sources
|Links to related websites
Rhetoric and Reality: Albertans and Their Oil Industry Under Peter Lougheed
By Erik Lizée
Masters Thesis - University of Alberta
||From North to South: How Norman Wells led to Leduc
by Peter McKenzie-Brown, PHS Director
(link takes you to his blog "Language Matters")
Presented to The International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, August 11, 2009
||Gesner and Williams: two Canadians who launched the world's petroleum industry - by Earle Gray, PHS Member
(reproduced with the author's permission) 12-page PDF, 149k
||Petroleum History Society posters for Great Explorations: Canada and Beyond, the 2004 Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists National Convention.
||Link to a 1998 issue of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists's Recorder which contained notes for an address by former PHS member Peter McKenzie-Brown, author of The Richness of Discovery: Amoco's First 50 Years in Canada (1948-1998) who helped find two rare documents of historical interest while researching the book.
||Canadian Beginnings - 1846-1870 the contributions of Abraham Gesner, Charles Nelson Tripp, James Miller Williams, and Hugh Nixon Shaw to the modern petroleum era.
||Photos from the ceremony unveiling the plaque to commemorate the oil boom town of Little Chicago/ Royalties in southern Alberta
the 75-year history of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist
by David Finch, Historian (link no longer available)
- webcast of December 12/02 luncheon presentation to the CSPG via
the CSPG website
||Alberta's First Natural Gas Discovery
by Micky Gulless
||Six Historical Events in the First 100 Years
of Canada's Petroleum Industry
commemorated by the PHS with a set of collector pins