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Roughnecks, rock bits and rigs; the evolution of oil well drilling technology in Alberta, 1883-1970.

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Roughnecks, rock bits and rigs; the evolution of oil well drilling technology in Alberta, 1883-1970.

Gow, Sandy.

Univ. of Calgary Press

2005

451 pages

$44.95

Paperback

TN871

Gow (history, Concordia U. College, Edmonton) describes the early exploration years when individuals working in the Alberta oilfields developed and adapted technologies such as drill bits and power sources to suit their specific needs, largely through trial and error. He places the evolution of the technology in the context of the growth of the industry in the province, and the human stories. Distributed in the US by Michigan State University Press.

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