Oil and the demise of the Soviet Union

As citizen of an oil producing country I was always interested in the field, I read abundantly about oil. My management consulting firm hired a world renowned Petroleum Consultant, an MIT professor, while bidding on a contract with Venezuela’s national oil company (pre PDVSA). Yet I had never heard a word about Soviet oil production. How and why did the West suppress such information?

The Father of OPEC, Pedro Pablo Perez Alfonso coined the phrase “The Devil’s Excrement.”


The Soviet Union was not spared

The Captain