The History of Offshore Oil & Gas on the American Shoreline

Drill down into oil & gas history with two pros

On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined brothers Bruce and Kris Wells. Bruce is the Executive Director of the American Oil and Gas Historical Society and Kris is a conturing editor. Both are experts in the history of oil and gas in America and today's conversation is focused on the evolution of offshore technologies that are commonplace throughout great expanses of the American Shoreline and beyond.



Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.