Modern Marvels

Season 3 Episode 7


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 1995 on The History Channel
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From the first well in Pennsylvania to the gushing Spindletop and modern supertankers, the story of oil is the story of civilization as we know it. We'll take a look at the ingenious and outrageous men who risked everything for "black gold" and unimaginable wealth.
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      • Narrator: Oil, drillers go bust for it, nations go to war for it, nobody can get enough. From a single 50 ft derrick to platform cities taller than the tallest buildings, it's a high risk gamble that can make you a billionaire or ruin your life. Now passion, luck and science in the search for black gold, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Roger Olien
        Oil Historian

        Michel Halbouty
        Halbouty Energy Company

        Jim Bob Jackson
        Trace Oil and Gas

      • Executive Producer: Bob Jaffe
        Writer: Lou DeCosta
        Producer: Lou DeCosta
        Supervising Producer: John Drimmer
        Senior Producer: Tim Busa
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Associate Producer: Doug Deluca
        Editor: Greg Clausen
        Editor: Tudor Applen
        Narrator: Harlan Saperstein
        Post Production Supervisor: Julio Kollerbohm
        Director of Research: Chuck Hayes
        Researcher: Mila Marvizon
        Show Elements Coordinator: Karen S. Meissner
        Assistant Editor: Marc Cebrian
        Assistant Editor: Jared Bushansky
        Assistant Editor: Maurice Cassamajor
        Director of Photography: Jerry Lane
        Director of Photography: John Marshall
        Audio: Jeff Aylen
        Audio: Tracy Duncan
        Visual Coordinator: Carey Ann Strelecki
        Assistant Visual Coordinator: William F. Swift
        Assistant Visual Coordinator: Eric Trueheart
        Production Accountant: Wendy Price
        Assistant Production Accountant: Jori Espinosa
        Research Associate: Stacey Luchs
        Productions Assistant: Jason Menz
        Productions Assistant: Toni Gray
        Music: Scott Page-Pagter
        Music: John Valentino
        Graphics: Ron Clark
        Graphics: Art F/X
        Assistant to Bob Jaffe: Hay Tanning
        Assistant to Tim Busa: Alexandra Rojas
        Online Editor: Andrew Corwin
        Online Editor: Dory Lubliner
        Re-Recording Mixer: Tim Brown
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll

        Special Thanks:
        Amoco Corporation
        Jane Phares
        The Petroleum Museum
        Midland, Texas

        Executive in Charge of Production: Mel A. Bishop

        Series Coordinator: Elyse Miranda
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday
        Executive Producer: Gerald W. Abrams

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