AAPG Bulletins -
2003 to 2009 on CD ROM
about Coal - 12.5 minutes; American Electric Power
This tape reviews how coal is mined
and cleaned, including footage on surface mining.
at Fifty - 51.5 minutes; Hollywood Film and Video
Traces the development of the company
from two American geologists exploring in the desert in 1933, through the
discovery well, to a company of 60,00
0 employees controlling a large
share of the earth's reserves.
Challenge - 29 minutes; Conoco, Inc.
Discusses the planning and construction
of a production base located 240 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
It was completed five months ahead of schedule.
Old as the Hills - 10 minutes; BP Films.
This animated program explains how
crude oil was formed millions of years ago from the remains of small organisms,
covered with layers of mud and subjected to intense heat and pressure.
Also explained is how oil became trapped by impervious cap rocks.
An excellent introduction for a young audience. Suitable for 9-13
for Geoscientists - 40 minutes; American Geological Institute
This excellent tape reviews the
professional activites of meteorologists, hydrologists, geochemists, geophysicists,
mining geologists, state survey geologists, petroleum geologists, etc.
Would be very useful to middle schools, high schools and universities.
- The Inside Story - 15.45 minutes; American Electric Power
Begins with a description of the
depositional and formational processes involved with coal. It then
describes in detail the mining of coal and its transportation to power
Technology and the Petroleum Geologist - 30 minutes; SIPES (for
A good understanding of computers
is necessary to follow this discusssion by Sandra Mark
Energy - 22 minutes; Phillips Petroleum
petroleum are shattered as students get a backstage look at drilling and
a Long Way - 18 minutes; BP Films.
An animated video film that describes
how an oil reservoir is located and the operation of the main part of an
oil rig. The practice of drilling is fully Explained. Suitable
for ages 9-13 years old.
Industry-Wildcatters - 50
minutes; The History Channel. This
tape portrays the history of early Texas discoveries such as Spindletop, East
Texas, etc. and the exciting oilmen who were involved. There is some narration
by Michael Halbouty.
Energy Crisis - 16 minutes; Current Affairs Multimedia.
Waste, Indecision, Indifference
effects that rising energy costs and energy shortages could have on lifestyles.
in Perspective - 21 minutes; BP Films.
This video discusses man’s historic
use of energy and examines the limits of the world’s supply of fossil fuels
- coal, oil and natural gas. Alternative sources of energy such as
nuclear, solar, tidal and geothermal are considered. Emphasis is
placed on the need to conserve our resources. Suitable for ages 14
Within Reason - 26 minutes; BP Films.
This video discusses the need to
conserve resources by examining the proportions of total energy consumption
in the different types of industry, transport and building. It emphasizes
the staggering quantities of energy that are wasted and demonstrates ways
in which we can improve our energy efficiency. Suitable for ages
14 and up.
Geosciences - AAPG - 2008 Publications of the Environmental
Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Opportunities for the Independent in Alaska - 30 minutes; SIPES
Dr. Gil Mull discusses the best
places for an Independent in Alaska and in particular the area between
the National Petroleum Reserve and ANWR.
Finder's Mind - 30 minutes; SIPES Foundation, 1999
Ted Beaumont discusses what characterizes
effective exploration, what are the characteristics of oil and gas finders,
and how we become more effective explorationists.
of the Future - 17 minutes; West Virginia Independent Oil &
This tape gives a brief history
of oil and gas exploration and production in West Virginia. It then
discusses the excellent prospects for the development of West Virginia's
Future of Energy Gases - 29 minutes; USGS.
This excellent tape was produced
in 1993. It begins by discussing the history of energy fuels.
This is followed by a description of what constitutes natural gas and how
natural gas is formed. The effects of various fuels on the environment
is discussed with natural gas portrayed in a very favorable light.
Various sources of natural gas and the reserves from these sources are
described including conventional gas, coalbed methane, deep gas, gas hydrates,
Bless Standard Oil - 60 minutes; PBS.
This tape focuses on the early years
when a new breed of prospector, the wildcatter, found a new source of wealth
to Build a Company as an Independent and Survive Difficult Times -
180 minutes; SIPES Foundation, 1999
This tape is the tape of the SIPES
Foundation seminar theat included panelists: Woody Leel of Triton, Bill
Barrett of Barrett Resources, Vince Gunn of Gunn Oil, Jim Gibbs of Five
States Energy, and Lance Cole of PTTC.
to Promote a Good Idea With Limited Funds - 30 minutes; SIPES
Case Histories of oil and gas promotions
which explores such topics as: How do you look at an idea, How do you set-up
your compensation, Actual oil and gas case histories.
Independents - 60 minutes.
Wildcatters, the tough individuals
who searched for oil played a substantial role in the search for oil, particularly
in the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Island Salt Dome -18 minutes; Niles Grosvenor.
This tape reviews the event that
took place on November 20, 1980, when a Texaco drilling operation on a
lake at Jefferson Island drilled into a salt mine a quarter of a mile beneath
the surface, draining the lake and destroying considerable property.
This tape also reviews the history of the area. Tape quality is not
Professionals - The Next Generation - 7 1/2 minutes; AAPL
This tape gives an overview of the
American Association of Professional Landmen and its activities.
It also briefly describes the duties and functions of a landman.
on Loan - 27 minutes; BP Films.
This film discusses the environmental
challenges of drilling for oil beneath Poole Harbor in Dorset, England.
It shows how the oil development was carried
out with the least possible
impact on wildlife, the human population and the eco-system.
in Wildcatting - 60 minutes; Houston Geological Society
This tape features five speakers
discussing their experinces in oil exploration. They are: Joe Foster, Neufield
Corp; George Mitchell, Mitchell Energy; Marlan Downey, President of the
AAPG; Gene Van Dyke, Vanco; and John Seitz, Anadarko Petroleum. There is
a question and answer session also.
the Frontier - 28.5 minutes; RMAG.
This video presents the story of
Colorado's first oil field, including portrayal of the people and events
that led to the discovery of the Florence Oil Field. It also explains
the geologic factors which contributed to the formation of the important
field in layman's terms.
Discoveries for Progress - 10 minutes; American Mining Congress.
This tape outlines the importance
and involvement of minerals in our economy. It explains the contribution
of coal to our energy supply. The environmental concerns of the companies
are discussed and the actions taken to return the land to its natural state
following cessation of mining are shown.
The Key to Geologic Presentations in the 21st Century - 30 minutes;
SIPES Foundation, 1999
This tape explores th marriage of
modern technology to good science that integrates sights and sounds to
tell a story or deliver a message.
Gas Value Chain - 7.11 minutes; Amoco Video Corp.
This brief informercial takes one
through the integrated structure of Amoco’s international gas industry,
showing the six parts of its structure - exploration, production, processing,
transportation, petrochemicals and utilization, all in layman’s terms.
It is a good introduction to the natural gas industry.
in Kansas - 15.5 minutes; Kansas Oil Museum.
This tape traces the development
of the oil industry in Kansas following the Civil War with particular emphasis
on Butler County and the El Dorado Oil Field which has produced 300 million
barrels of oil. Some of the history of the area concerned with the
development of the towns of El Dorado, Oilhill, Midian, Towanda and Augusta
is also presented.
City Oil Fields 1929-31 - 92 minutes; Oklahoma Historical Society.
This is a tape that pieced together
from the original 16 mm film. The film was shot by an amateur and
jumps from one subject to another. It captures various activities
such as the building of wooden derricks, cable tool drilling, early rotary
drilling, etc. Of particular interest are the various blowouts (gushers)
that were filmed. Included near the end are a parade through downtown
Oklahoma City (perhaps Armistice Day) and what appears to be the inauguration
of a governor. If someone would re-do this tape with narration, it
would certainly enhance its value.
Crude - 28 minutes; Venango Museum.
This tape deals with the history
of the Colonel Drake well at Titusville, including some footage from an
old movie that starred Vincent Price as Colonel Drake. It also describes
some of the communities that sprung up in the area as a result of the first
Preserving our National Treasure - 10 minutes; Oklahoma Commission
on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells and Koch Industries.
This is an excellent statement on
the necessity for saving many marginal wells because of their impact on
jobs, tax base and the national energy supply. It shows how taxes
and unnecessary regulation can remove the profit from a well, but not the
oil and that plugging a well is like going out of business. Of 2,909
wells plugged in the U.S. every year, it is estimated that about half could
be saved if taxes and regulations were reasonably moderated.
Alaska - 29 minutes; BP Films.
The amazing story of the construction
of the 1,280 kilometer trans-Alaska pipeline that links the North Slope
to the Valdez port. Discusses the special considerations of working
in this unique eco-system.
it Smart - 5 minutes; OERB.
This tape explains the hazards of
hanging out around wellsites and pump jacks.
Prize - 4 tapes - 2 hours each; PBS.
The tape series that was shown on
PBS and that was adapted from Daniel Yergin's book. The series includes
the following segments: "Our Plan," "Empire of Oil," "The Black Giant,"
"War and Oil," "Crude Diplomacy," "Power to the Producers," "The Tinder
Box" and "The New Orde
r of Oil."
of a Top Performer - 26 minutes; Phillips Petroleum Video
This tape details the life of
Frank Phillips, one of the founders of Phillips Petroleum.
When: Oil Hill Kansas Memories - Butler County Historical Society
Rise of OPEC - 60 minutes.
This tape charts the rise of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which has now become
central in world oil supply and demand.
from the Rock: Open Channel Communications - 27 minutes
has very little geological content but is an extremely interesting historical
account of the development of copper mining in the Bisbee, Arizona area.
Mountain Anthology: The Raton Basin - 23.5
minutes; Geolinks Video Programs. Discusses
the history of the Raton Basin and traces the development of present day Coalbed
Eubank Field: Successful Development of Deeper Reservoirs Using 3-D Seismic
- 30 minutes; SIPES Foundation, 1999
Excellent case study by local geologist,
Earth...the Search Within - 24 minutes; BP Films.
From the Landsat images to the latest
seismic techniques, this program examines the sophisticated methods and
equipment used by geologists and geophysicists to search for riches beneath
the earth’s crust. Suitable for ages 14 and up.
Total Concept of the Mining Industry - 62 minutes; Colorado
This tape, made in conjunction
with the Colorado School of Mines, specifically made for elementary and
secondary school teachers, provides an unedited description of a series
of field trips. Mines and mining operations are visited. More
than 850 teachers have participated in this program. Any teacher
wishing to participate should contact the Colorado Mining Association,
1600 Broadwaym ste. 1300, Denver, Colorado 80202.
Centennial Documentary - 20 minutes.
This video produced for UNOCAL's
centennial (1890-1990) traces Union of California's evolution from a west
coast independent to an international player through the use of early pictures
Geology to Find Oil and Gas - 3 tapes lasting from 1 hour to
1 hour 45 minutes; Petro Media, Inc.
These tapes are basically for the
non-professional and would be excellent if used as an introduction to petroleum
geology for high school students.
- Subjects reviewed are formation of rock types, sedimentary processes,
diagensis and porosity formation.
- This tape continues the discussion of sedimentary processes, correlation
of rock types, correlation by paleontology, discussion of tectonic features,
unconformities, traps, accumulations in relation to geologic time, contouring
- Subjects discussed are where information may be obtained, subsurface
maps, mapping procedures, how to estimate reserves and economics.
- A Story of Texas Oil - 50 minutes; October Productions.
This is an excellent tape telling
the stories of Spindletop, Big Lake, East Texas, etc., and the men who
discovered them. It also follows the progress of a well being drilled
on an exploration prospect in North Texas. One has to wait until
the end of the video to find out whether or not it was a dry hole or a