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The entrepreneur William Knox D'Arcy (October 11, 1849 - May 1, 1917) was one of the main founders of the oil and petrochemical industry in Persia (Iran). October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A petrochemical is any chemical derived from fossil fuels. ...


He was born in Newton Abbot, England, the son of a solicitor. He attended Westminster School until 1866 when the family emigrated to Australia, settling in Rockhampton, Queensland. D'Arcy continued his studies and chose to follow law, later joining his father's business. He did well and began to speculate, initially in land. In 1872 he married Elena Birkbeck of Rockhampton. Location within the British Isles Newton Abbot is a market town in Devon , England on the River Teign, with a population of 23,580 (2001 census). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... A solicitor is a type of lawyer in many common law jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Canada and some States of Australia but not the United States. ... Motto: Dat Deus Incrementum The Royal College of St. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Mayor Margaret Strelow Area 187 km² Population 59,120 (2003) (ABS) Time zone UTC + 10 Latitude Longitude Rockhampton (or Rocky as it is known by the locals) is a small city and Local Government Area in Central Queensland, Australia, located slightly inland from the coast on the Bruce Highway, approximately... Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Maria Colletta Elena Birkbeck (b. ...


In 1882 he became a partner, with Walter Russell Hall and Thomas Skarratt Hall, in a syndicate with Thomas, Frederick and Edwin Morgan when they opened a mine on Ironstone Mountain (later renamed Mount Morgan). In October 1886 the syndicate became the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company, with D'Arcy a director and the largest shareholder. In 1889, with a substantial fortune, he and his family moved to England. He bought Stanmore Hall, Bylaugh Park and a house on Grosvenor Square. His wife Elena died in 1897 and in 1899 he married Nina Boucicault, also of Rockhampton. 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Walter Russell Hall (1831-1911), man of business. ... // Common usage A syndicate is an association of people or companies. ... Mount Morgan is a town located in central Queensland, Australia. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The grand estate at Bylaugh, in Norfolk, England, was acquired for the Lombe family (later Evans-Lombe) family by Sir John Lombe in 1796. ... The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1900 he agreed to fund a search for oil and minerals in Persia headed by Wolff, Kitabgi and Cotte. Negotiations with the Shah began in 1901 and with the offer of £10,000 a sixty year concession to explore for oil was secured in May covering 480,000 miles². A drilling team under George B. Reynolds was sent to Persia and began to search. In 1903 a company was formed and D'Arcy had to spend over £500,000 to cover the costs. False hopes were raised in 1904 and D'Arcy was forced to find further financial support, with the Burmah Oil Company agreeing to put up to £100,000 into the venture in return for much of the stock. 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... Shah is an Iranian term in Persian language for a monarch (king or emperor), and has also been adopted in many other languages. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Drilling in southern Persia at Shardin continued until 1907 when the search was switched to Masjid-I-Sulaiman (Maidan-i-Naftun). Drilling began at one site in January 1908 and at another nearby in March. By April with no success the venture was close to collapse and D'Arcy almost bankrupt, but on May 16 there were encouraging signs and on May 26 at 1180 feet they struck oil. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ...


In April 1909 the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was founded and D'Arcy was made a director, the company would later become British Petroleum. By 1911 APOC had run a pipeline from the find to a refinery at Abadan. In 1912 the Mount Morgan company was listed in London and D'Arcy was made chairman of that board. 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was founded in 1909, as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. ... {{Infobox_Company | company_name = BP p. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


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It was started by William Knox D'Arcy when he went exploring for oil in Iran, then known as Persia.
Formed in 1909 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Co., Ltd., to finance an oil-field concession granted by the Iranian government to William Knox D'Arcy, it became one of the largest oil companies in the world, with oil fields and refineries in Alaska and the North Sea...
William Knox D'Arcy founded BP in the early 1900s.
William Knox D'Arcy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (463 words)
The entrepreneur William Knox D'Arcy (October 11, 1849 - May 1, 1917) was one of the main founders of the oil and petrochemical industry in Persia (Iran).
False hopes were raised in 1904 and D'Arcy was forced to find further financial support, with the Burmah Oil Company agreeing to put up to £100,000 into the venture in return for much of the stock.
By April with no success the venture was close to collapse and D'Arcy almost bankrupt, but on May 16 there were encouraging signs and on May 26 at 1180 feet they struck oil.
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