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When was oil found in Turner Valley?

The discovery of deeper reserves in 1924 at Royalite No. 4 made Turner Valley the leading producer in Canada. In 1936, the crude-oil pool underlying the gas reserves was discovered and Turner Valley reached peak output.

Who discovered oil in Turner Valley?

1914 – 1923 In 1914, the public knew the discovery well as Dingman No. 1. A. W. “Archie” Dingman was the General Manager for Calgary Petroleum Products, so it was easier to call it the Dingman well.

Which town was oil discovered in 1914?

Turner Valley’s
May 14, 1914: Turner Valley’s Dingman No. 1 was the well that started Alberta’s oil industry.

Where was the first oil found in Alberta?

Leduc No. 1 was a major crude oil discovery made near Leduc, Alberta, Canada on February 13, 1947. It provided the geological key to Alberta’s most prolific conventional oil reserves and resulted in a boom in petroleum exploration and development across Western Canada.

What percentage of Albertans work in oil and gas?

The energy industry provided 7.7% of all jobs in Alberta in 2013, and 140,300 jobs representing 6.1% of total employment of 2,286,900 in Alberta in 2017. The unemployment rate in Alberta peaked in November 2016 at 9.1%.

Where is the first oil well in the world?

Barely seven years after Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first oil well in 1859 at Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA, history registered another exploration of the black liquid gold, in the largest continent.

Who is the largest employer in Alberta?

Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services AHS is setting the national standard for quality health services as Alberta’s largest employer. AHS strives to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

Who is Turner Valley oil and gas company?

HOUSTON, June 11, 2019 — Turner Valley Oil and Gas, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC: TVOG), a company focused on capitalizing on a technology-forward American infrastructure.

What kind of gas was in Turner Valley?

Although not fully understood at the time, Turner Valley was situated over an enormous geological formation that contained large quantities of naphtha-soaked natural gas, also known as “wet gas.” The Turner Valley oil field experienced three distinct periods of development.

What was the Turner Valley period in Alberta?

This period saw Turner Valley reach its peak production following the discovery of a major oil reserve underneath the natural gas. The Turner Valley period of Alberta’s petroleum industry was started by two enterprising people, William Stewart Herron and Archibald Dingman.