Hi, need to submit a 2000 words paper on the topic Comparing Oil Industry in Angola and South Texas. The research also highlights the factors that bring about the difference between the whole industries in the two countries.
The paper begins by giving some comparisons in the oil industry in the two countries. It explains the effects of the fracking drilling and mining methods to the people of the involved countries. Finally, it gives explains the factors that bring about change in the development of the oil industries in the two nations.
Angola and South Texas are both oil-producing countries but with varied exploration and drilling mechanisms. Angola is among the largest oil producers in sub-Saharan Africa being ranked second behind Nigeria. It experienced its boom in the industry between 2002 and 2008 while South Texas had its boom early in the 20th century with massive discoveries being made in Beaumont, Texas (Kelland).
In terms of discovery, the first extensive discovery in Angola was achieved in the year 1955 around the Kwanza basin. The first strike of oil is said to be made around 1901 at the Permian Basin on the western side of Texas. Texas had already dominated the oil industry in the US market (Legum and Hodges 24). Despite the discovery of the product in Angola, its production was affected by a civil war that occurred between 1975 and 2002 hence lagging the production of the product behind. On the contrary, South Texas was busy developing its production and as a result building its economy accordingly with the activities making the city grow. This growth was eminent from a small shopping center to one of the biggest cities in the United States.
Texas being a developed country employs more advanced technology in the production process compared to Angola. The level of skilled personnel in Texas as a result of an experience in the industry is far much better compared to that of Angola that discovered its fields a long time after Texas had already maximized on the industry. .