A World of Culture, Oil and Golf

“A World of Culture Oil and Golf” is a fascinating look into the global oil business and what it’s like to be an insider traveling the world and navigating the amazing array of locales and personalities. I truly enjoyed it and would recommend it to readers of any age.”
David W. Miller II, author of Hard Knocks MBA: The Search for Business Success and Job Satisfaction

“This is the real thing–meticulously documented and full of the little details that really matter.”
Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain.

“His career has taken him and his family around the world – from stateside assignments to postings in South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. … No matter where he’s working, he makes time to explore the region’s history, customs, food and people. Allard brings admirable curiosity to his adventures, which are presented somewhat like a journal.”

A worldwide adventure from the Texas oil patch, around the world and back! Twists and turns on the world’s roads to oil and golf…

• World cultures; people and places tourists do not typically see
Oil business risk and wildcat wells
• Rebels, jungle, desert and offshore
• Golf in strange places; even if your caddy speaks no English

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David Allard presents interesting stories from far flung parts of the world in his book “A World of Culture Oil and Golf”. He compiled journals during a variety of assignments, business trips and overseas postings while working in more than 20 different countries. His observations of how the international oil business works in different cultures, the above ground and below ground risks in various countries are the basis of this book.