This presentation will share the findings of the TICCIH 2020 international comparative study of the historic sites of oil production, including how selection criteria such as for World Heritage might be applied to such assets. Partly because of the way in which oil, gas and petrochemicals has been produced, there is a large disjuncture between the immense historical importance of the industry, and the small number and scale of conserved sites, structures or landscapes. A global overview, therefore, may help identify the most outstanding or representative heritage assets, to shape the narrative around these places, and to direct sufficient resources toward their conservation and interpretation.
Gain a global overview of the heritage of the oil industry including places, structures, sites and landscapes.
Discuss the challenges of conservation and interpretation of oil heritage and the history of the industry.
Understand the significance of these heritage places and their authenticity and integrity.
Describe the findings of the TICCIH 2020 international comparative study of the historic sites of oil production.