Oil and Gas Industry Quiz

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1. Fill in the blank:  ___________ is steel pipe that screws together and is lowered into the hole after drilling is complete. It is used to seal off fluids and keeps the hole from caving in.

a. Flow Line

b. Surface Pipe

c. Casing

d. Tubing

2. On January 10, 1901, a gusher erupted in an oil well being drilled near Beaumont, Texas by mining engineer, Captain A. F. Lucas. This gusher spewed oil for nine days before it was brought under control. What was the name of the hill where this well was located?

a. Hill 937

b. Bakken

c. Spindletop

d. Eagle Ford

3. Who is the oil well firefighter made famous in the 1968 film Hellfighters starring John Wayne?

a. Red Buttons

b. “Boots” Hansen

c. “Coots” Matthews

d. Red Adair

Oil and Gas Industry Quiz - Question 44. What is the name of the equipment pictured to the right?

a. Blowout Preventer

b. Gate Valve

c. Containment Dike

d. Flow Line

5. What is the name of the formation that occupies approximately 200,000 square miles of the subsurface of the Williston Basin and is beneath parts of Montana, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba?

a. Big Valley

b. Bakken

c. Spearfish

d. Torquay

6. What is the dominant component of natural gas?

a. Oxygen

b. Hydrogen

c. Methane

d. Nitrogen

7. What is the size of a standard barrel of oil in gallons?

a. 55

b. 42

c. 159

d. 26

8. Which country is NOT currently a member of OPEC?

a. Saudi Arabia

b. Angola

c. Nigeria

d. Brazil

9. What country was the top oil producing country in 2015?

a. Saudi Arabia

b. Russia

c. United States

d. China

10. About how many gallons of gasoline are produced from one barrel of crude oil?

a. 55

b. 19

c. 42

d. 5

11. What is the top oil-producing state in the United States as of 2016?

a. Alaska

b. North Dakota

c. Oklahoma

d. Texas

12. As of February 2016, which state in the United States had the highest effective gasoline tax?

a. California

b. Hawaii

c. New York

d. Pennsylvania

13. What is the date that drilling begins on a well known as?

a. Start Date

b. Spud Date

c. Drill Date

d. Cap Date

14. What is a well drilled in an area without previous oil or gas production known as?

a. Wildcat

b. Tomcat

c. Newbie

d. Offset Well

15. What state in the United States has the most operating oil refineries as of 2015?

a. Louisiana

b. Texas

c. North Dakota

d. California

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Number of Correct Answers

15 – A+ 100% – Oil and Gas Industry Expert


14 – A 93%


13 – B+ 87%


12 – B 80%


11 – C 73%


10 – D 67%


Below 10 – F