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Image No: PA-1599-447-3

Title: British American Oil Company refinery in east Calgary, Alberta.

Date: [ca. January 20, 1955]

Photographer/Illustrator: Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: Western Canada's first catalytic reformer nearing completion (centre). Expected to go into service in four weeks. The reformer converts naphtha into high octane gasoline.

Subject(s): Calgary, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Refining / British American Oil Company - Refining

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Image No: PA-1599-447-6

Title: Executive officers of the British American Oil Company, Calgary, Alberta.

Date: [ca. July 19, 1956]

Photographer/Illustrator: Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: In town to inspect the faciliies of Canadian Gulf Oil Company, recently merged with British American.
L-R: Edward D. Loughney, vice-president; George May, production manager; E. J. Gallagher, assistant general manager, production department; R. E. Kepke, British-American Oil Producing Company of Dallas; Milton S. Beringer, president; Olaf I. Torkelsen, vice-president and general manager, production; J. W. Morgan, general manager, manufacturing.

Subject(s): Calgary, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Employees / British American Oil Company - Employees

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Image No: PA-1599-447-7

Title: Oscar Erdman accepting a Medal of Merit award from the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists on behalf of Andrew D. Baillie, Calgary, Alberta.

Date: [ca. August 24, 1956]

Photographer/Illustrator: Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: L-R: Oscar Erdman, conference chair; Alfred W. Farmilo, president of the ASPG and chief geologist for Western Leaseholds. Baillie was regional geologist for the British American Oil Company.

Subject(s): Calgary, Alberta - Industry / Calgary, Alberta - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Employees / British American Oil Company - Employees / Geologists

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Image No: PA-1599-447-9

Title: British American Oil Company Triad et al Lambert Creek well, near Edson, Alberta.

Date: [ca. November 14, 1957]

Photographer/Illustrator: British American Oil Company Limited

Remarks: At the time Canada's deepest well at 14,820 feet [4517 meters].

Subject(s): Edson, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Oil well drilling / British American Oil Company - Oil well drilling / Oil wells / Derricks

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Image No: PA-1599-447-11

Title: Control room of the British American Oil Company gas plant, Pincher Creek, Alberta.

Date: [ca. October 8, 1958]

Photographer/Illustrator: Meigh, Ron, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: Ernie Shinko, central controller, monitors instrumentation and takes readings.

Subject(s): Pincher Creek, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Refining / Petroleum industry and trade - Employees / British American Oil Company - Refining / British American Oil Company - Employees / Control rooms

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Image No: PA-1599-447-10

Title: Propane storage tanks at British American Oil Company gas plant, Pincher Creek, Alberta.

Date: [ca. October 7, 1958]

Photographer/Illustrator: Meigh, Ron, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: Plant scheduled to open October 15, 1958.

Subject(s): Pincher Creek, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Storage / British American Oil Company - Storage

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Image No: PA-1599-447-13

Title: Aerial view of British American Oil Company gas plant, Pincher Creek, Alberta.

Date: [ca. October 15, 1958]

Photographer/Illustrator: British American Oil Company

Remarks: Plant covers 150 acres [61 hectares]. Stack on right is 350 feet [106 meters].

Subject(s): Pincher Creek, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Refining / Petroleum industry and trade - Buildings / British American Oil Company - Refining / British American Oil Company - Buildings / Aerial photography

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Image No: PA-1599-447-17

Title: Dam near Pincher Creek, Alberta.

Date: [ca. October 17, 1958]

Photographer/Illustrator: Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: Built to create reservoir to provide water for British American Oil Company gas plant.
Rocky Mountains in background.

Subject(s): Pincher Creek, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade / Dams

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Image No: PA-1599-447-12

Title: Pincher Creek #1 well, Pincher Creek, Alberta.

Date: [ca. October 15, 1959]

Photographer/Illustrator: British American Oil Company

Remarks: Drilled in 1947. Led to the building of British American Oil Company gas plant to process gas for delivery to Trans-Canada Pipe Line.

Subject(s): Pincher Creek, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Oil well drilling / British American Oil Company - Oil well drilling / Oil wells / Derricks

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Image No: PA-1599-447-27

Title: British American Oil Company gas plant, Nevis, Alberta.

Date: [ca. April 21, 1959]

Photographer/Illustrator: Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta

Remarks: Soon to undergo expansion to process 25 million cubic feet of gas rather than 15. The plant originally went into operation in December 1956.

Subject(s): Nevis, Alberta - Industry / Petroleum industry and trade - Refining / Petroleum industry and trade - Buildings / British American Oil Company - Refining / British American Oil Company - Buildings

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