|1666 - 1989|
|1666||Sir Isaac Newton formulates the universal laws of motion and gravitation and co-invented calculus.|
|1856||Henry Darcy formulates "Darcy's Law" which became the foundation of petroleum reservoir simulation.|
|1920||Cheap oil and natural gas becomes competitive to coal.|
|1920s||Hydrocarbons synthesized to create liquid fuels.|
|1921||Ethyl gasoline produced|
|1928||Submersible drilling barge invented.|
|1932||The first independently drilled oil well.|
|1932||First on-shore submersible drilled oil well on the West Coast of the United States.|
|1934||Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fillunger commit suicide in protest against the rejection of Paul's mathematical equations.|
|1940||First off-shore submersible drilled oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.|
|1946||The modern electronic computer is invented.|
|1973||OPEC oil embargo|
|1989||Emeagwali invents a formula that
enables thousands of computer processors to increase the amount of oil recovered from oilfields.
To achieve his breakthrough, Emeagwali rejected Darcy's Law and invented a formula that unified Fillunger's equations with Newton's Laws.