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Well Oiled Quiz

A look at some significant areas of oil production, discoveries and disasters. 10 Questions.

 
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With over 10 million barrels a day, which country is the world's biggest producer of oil?

  • Norway
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Russia
  • Iran

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During the 1990-91 Gulf War, the Iraqi military set fire to 700 oil wells as part of a scorched earth policy in which country?

  • Iran
  • Syria
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia

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According to 2012 figures, which oil company's revenue exceeded 486 billion USD, the world's highest for that fiscal year?

  • Exxon Mobil
  • British Petroleum
  • Chevron
  • Royal Dutch Shell

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What was the name of the North Sea oil rig that caught fire after an explosion in 1988?

  • Deepsea Stavanger
  • Byford Dolphin
  • Piper Alpha
  • West Sirius

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Renowned worldwide as a specialist in the extremely hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping blazing oil wells, how was Paul Neal Adair better known?

  • Red Adair
  • Blue Adair
  • Green Adair
  • Yellow Adair

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What was the name of the oil rig that exploded and sank in the Mexican Gulf giving rise to the '2010 BP oil spill'?

  • Mad Dog
  • Thunder Horse
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Atlantis

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Which oil supertanker was carrying 120,000 tons of crude oil, when it was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, in 1967?

  • Erika
  • Torrey Canyon
  • Sea Empress
  • Amoco Cadiz

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How many oil refineries are there in the UK?

  • Three
  • Six
  • Nine
  • Twelve

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What is the name of the giant North Sea oil field discovered by BP in 1970?

  • Indefatigable
  • Brent
  • Argyll
  • Forties

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Spilling 380-520 million gallons, where did the world's largest oil spill occur in 1991?

  • Saldanha Bay
  • Persian Gulf
  • Nova Scotia
  • Gulf of Oman

 

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