National Geographic : 1978 May
The way to develop energy resources is to pool human resources. As a company that produces many forms of energy, Conoco has many different human resources, too. And because our people-44,000 in all-talk to each other and work with each other, they learn from each other. For example, borrowing seismic techniques used to hunt for oil, our people have helped coal miners avoid the dangers of drilling into old, uncharted mines that are flooded with water. And one bit of learning has come full circle: First, our engineers adapted oil production techniques to drill horizontally into coal seams be fore mining, to remove potentially hazardous methane gas. So more coal can be produced. Now we've adapted this horizontal drilling system to get at petroleum deposits that were previously too difficult to tap. So more oil can be produced. When resourceful people work together, the result is more energy for everybody. (conoco) Doing more with energy. To learn more about what we're doing with energy, write Dept. H, Continental Oil Company, Stamford, Conn. 06904.