Calouste Gulbenkian's Relevance to PE

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Brent Mansingh Fred Thurber August 27, 2007 “Calouste Gulbenkian’s Relevance to Modern Day Petroleum Engineering” The largest industry in today’s age is oil. The world consumes over 82 million barrels of oil per day ( http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/ene_oil_con-energy-oil-consumption ). Oil is the single most important resource that makes the world revolve. It is the necessary element used in making gasoline. Oil is also the key ingredient used in every nations’ vast military. Perhaps if one man could be given credit for establishing the backbone of this lucrative industry, it would be Calouste Gulbenkian. Calouste Gulbenkian was an intelligent man who graduated from King’s College, London, with a degree of distinction in Petroleum Engineering.
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Unformatted text preview: Calouste is an icon in the petroleum industry because he took part in the negotiations of the Turkish Oil Company, Royal Dutch Shell, and Deutsche Bank ( http://www.museu.gulbenkian.pt/coleccionador.asp?lang=en ). Calouste Gulbenkian also had his hand in the establishment of the oil industry in the Middle East. He became known as “Mr. 5 Percent” because he took a 5 percent share of all the stock in which he negotiated. Calouste Gulbenkian’s relevance is easy to see in that he literally established the backbone of several oil company’s that exist to this day. ( http://www.museu.gulbenkian.pt/coleccionador.asp?lang=en )....
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