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1) What is a roughneck?

a) an itchy rash around the neck
b) any worker on a drilling rig, other than the driller
c) a metal clamp that holds the bit in place

Hint: Medication is not required!

2) Who was known as “Dry Hole”?

a) Vern Hunter
b) Karl Clark
c) Ted Link

Hint: It’s not the missing link.

3) Which company drilled the Leduc #1 well?

a) OK Rathole
b) Eddy Petroleum
c) Imperial Oil

Hint: Yes your majesty.

4) The town of Devon got it’s name from a…

a) Glacier
b) Mountain
c) Reef

Hint: One of these things is not like the other.

5) Where is Hell’s Half Acre located?

a) Drayton Valley
b) Turner Valley
c) Death Valley

Hint: You have to make a right turn to get there.

6) Which Alberta city was the first to get natural gas service?

a) Lethbridge
b) Fort McMurray
c) Medicine Hat

Hint: It is polite to remove this when eating dinner.

7) Crude oil is…..

a) oil that has no manners
b) asphalt
c) oil that has not been refined

Hint: It is nobody’s fault.

8) A drill bit is….

a) part of the rig that grinds up rocks below ground
b) part of the drill that has broken off while grinding rocks
c) part of the rig that prevents blowouts

Hint: It does the hard work.

9) Someone who studies the earth’s crust is called a…

a) archaeologist
b) geophysicist
c) geologist

Hint: Not Indiana Jones.

10) Rocks that are made in layers over a period of years are known as...

a) Sedimentary
b) Volcanic
c) Impervious

Hint: dead plants and animal matter

11) The tall part of the drilling rig is known as the...

a) tower
b) derrick
c) pole

Hint: common name

12) What is natural gas mostly composed of?
a) methane
b) beans
c) kerosene

Hint: rhymes with flame

13) What is usually the cheapest way to transport natural gas or oil?

a) train
b) tanker ship
c) pipeline

Hint: two in one

14) What does the toolpush do?

a) manages the rig
b) throws tools around
c) sells tools

Hint: No need to watch out for flying tools.

15) Why is some gas called sour gas?

a) it tastes sour
b) it smells bad
c) it is past the best before date

Hint: Who cut the cheese?

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