On the way to the company, I noticed such a green road lane. That's right, it's a bike lane. Again for safety
On the way to the company, I noticed such a green road lane. That's right, it's a bike lane. Again for safety. On the way to the company, I noticed such a green road lane. That's right, it's a bike lane. Again for safety.
On the very first phrase from the Exxon Mobile brochure, I stumbled (by the way, my colleagues too): Our team has amassed nearly 2000 years of technology development experience. But how not to stumble when they tell you that, say, "our team has accumulated nearly 2000 years of technological development experience"? Something a lot … However, this is America, and what America is without scope!
Gradually, the cheerful Americans slowed down and explained that the company had its history not from the time of Christ, but since 1866, when Exxon's predecessor, Vacuum Oil Company, was created. But the experience gained is still 20 centuries, and no less! Both self-made wheelchairs, and the flight of the Wright brothers, and the first non-stop voyage of the Voyager aircraft around the ball - products from Exxon Mobile and its ancestors everywhere participated. One can’t believe that even in the days of Pilate there was also something … Americans are guys with humor, albeit peculiar.
And in the end I really prepared the engine oil: putting on a kind of chemical protection suit, I honestly mixed several components, for which I was even praised by the computer. The American also said "buzz." And he personally agreed to come to Russia - to assess whether the Russian winter is so evil.
There are headphones on the neck, special glasses on the nose, nasty gloves on the hands … I don’t want to talk about pood galoshes. But without all this, I would not have been allowed to make oil myself
There are headphones on the neck, special glasses on the nose, nasty gloves on the hands … I don’t want to talk about pood galoshes. But without all this, I would not have been allowed to make oil myself. There are headphones on the neck, special glasses on the nose, nasty gloves on the hands … I don’t want to talk about pood galoshes. But without all this, I would not have been allowed to make oil myself.
For a century and a half, the corporation has gone from a provincial company selling kerosene to the largest oil producing and petrochemical concern. The trademarks Exxon, Esso, and Mobil are well known. For many positions (between us, for all), Americans consider themselves market leaders. I don’t feel like poking fun, but I really don’t remember such solid research centers. And I’ll say for sure that it is not only for journalists' excursions.
A sample of what we saw in eight hours allotted to us - in the photo.
History of ExxonMobil
- 1866. Having patented a method for producing lubricant by vacuum distillation of kerosene, Matthew Ewing and Hiram Bond Everest founded the company Vacuum Oil.
- 1879. The company Standard Oil acquires three-quarters of the shares of Vacum Oil. A new oil for the cylinders of steam engines “Gargoyle 600-W” (Gargoyle 600-W) is launched on the market.
- 1882. Standard Oil lubricants are used in Thomas Edison's generator set.
- 1885. Gargoil Arctic motor oils are being developed for new generation generators and engines that spin up to 1000 rpm.
- 1903. The Wright brothers use Jersey Standard fuel and Mobiloil (Vakume) lubricants to complete their first flight.
- 1915. Ralph de Palma was the first of the winners of the Indianapolis 500 auto racing to use Mobile products.
- 1920. Researchers from Jersey Standard received medical (isopropyl) alcohol, which became the first commercial petrochemical product.
- 1926. A new fuel is introduced to the market under the brand name Esso.
- 1928. Amelia Earhart uses "Mobiloil" in the engine of his plane for a single flight across the Atlantic.
- 1937. Researchers of the company receive synthetic rubber - butyl. Today it is used in the manufacture of car tires, protective coatings, etc.
- 1938. The industrial production of alkylate begins, which allowed the production of isooctane, used to increase the octane number of aviation gasoline to 100 units.
- 1952. The first all-season oil “Uniflo” (Uniflo) is launched on the market.
- 1958. The Pan American Airways company sends its Boeing 707 on its first transatlantic flight - from New York to London. The aircraft is fueled with Mobil aviation fuel.
- 1966. The Mobil company celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of Vaccum Oil and changes its name to Mobile Oil Corporation. The company begins a large-scale program to popularize a new brand name - Mobile.
- 1972. Jersey Standard officially changes its name to Exxon Corporation.
- 1974. Production of the Mobil 1 synthetic oil (Mobil 1).
- 1976. A method of converting methanol to high-octane gasoline using a universal catalyst is invented.
- 1982. One hundred years since the foundation of the Standard Oil Trust.
- 1997. The electronic system “Speedpass” (Speedpass) was created, which automatically includes a gas station and removes the amount of payment from a credit card.
- 1999. Merger of Exxon and Mobil into Exxon Mobil Corporation.
- 2001. A method has been developed by which selective removal of more than 95% sulfur from gasoline with a minimum reduction in octane is performed.
- 2007. Drilling of Z-11, the longest well in the world, with a bottom drift away from the vertical, was completed.
It would seem that the classroom work of Mr., visually checking the cleanliness of the pistons: look at yourself through a microscope and put points on the tablet. However, Mr. proudly declares that there are only three specialists of similar qualifications in the company. At the same time - attention! - if all three need to fly somewhere, then they fly in three different planes: so that if something happens, at least someone is left alive. When asked whether there are similar positions in companies, say, Total or Shell, Mr. answered: "Know."
Americans are obsessed with safety: all visitors must wear heavy galoshes with steel noses. I’ll tell you a little secret: a pretty translator came in heels and dragged galoshes in her hands all day. So, probably, it is also possible.