A World of Culture, Oil and Golf

A World of Culture, Oil and Golf

by David Allard

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Overview

Twists & turns in the world’s roads to oil and golf ....


This book takes you there!


* World cultures; people and places tourists do not typically see


*Oil business risk and wildcat wells


*Rebels, jungle, desert and offshore


*Golf in strange places; even if your caddy speaks no English


“JR Ewing in Dallas, Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood--fictional oil men live over-sized lives. David Allard lived a life in oil but the glamour was different--early morning shifts on a rig in the South China Sea, a handful of pistachios with friendly locals while drilling in Turkey, a cold beer in Cairo after a rough drive exploring a remote oasis. All through this oil and adventure, he dreams of being at home with his wife, her garden, and his young son. This is the real thing--meticulously documented and full of the little details that really matter.” Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain.


“A World of Culture Oil and Golf is a fascinating look into the global oil business and what it’s like to be an insider traveling the global and navigating the amazing array of locales and personalities of the most valuable commodity mankind has ever traded. The book is an easy, fast-paced read and is entertaining and informative from the first page to the last. I truly enjoyed it and would recommend it to readers of any age.” David W. Miller II, author of Hard Knocks MBA: The Search for Business Success and Job Satisfaction and Before and After: Auto Restoration Done RIGHT!


With over 30 years in the oil business as a geologist, David Allard takes you on a wild worldwide adventure. From the oil patch of Midland Texas, to Houston, around the world and back to the USA; enjoy the trip!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633020368
Publisher: Total Publishing And Media
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,236,988
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Dedication ............................................................................................ iii
Disclaimer ............................................................................................ ix
Introduction .......................................................................................... xi
Chapter 1- A Mountain Village in Turkey ...................................... 1
Chapter 2- Deep in the Guatemalan Jungle ................................... 13
Chapter 3- Desert Life in Chad ..................................................... 31
Chapter 4- The Many People of China.......................................... 49
Chapter 5- Thailand Temples ........................................................ 71
Chapter 6- Caracas, Venezuela ..................................................... 87
Chapter 7- The Former Soviet Union ............................................ 93
Chapter 8- Stories from Azerbaijan ............................................ 107
Chapter 9- Baku Business ........................................................... 117
Chapter 10- Meetings and Sites in Egypt ...................................... 133
Chapter 11- The Family Move ...................................................... 147
Chapter 12- Settling into Egypt ..................................................... 163
Chapter 13- Worry Free Life Overseas ......................................... 179
Chapter 14- Full Speed Expats ...................................................... 197
Chapter 15- Peaks and Valleys of Our World ............................... 211
Chapter 16- Our Last Days in Egypt ............................................. 231
Chapter 17- Oil's Journey to Scotland .......................................... 243
Chapter 18- Sooner Than Later, the Midwest ............................... 265
Chapter 19- Oil Boom ................................................................... 281
Chapter 20- The Oil Price Slide .................................................... 293
Chapter 21- Full Circle .................................................................. 307

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