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Oil mining pioneer George Bernard Reynolds (left), who drilled the first successful well, with Mr Williams and another assistant at a picnic near Masjid i-Suleiman in Persia (Iran) with their dogs, circa 1900. Reynolds is leading William Knox D'Arcy's oil exploration team in Persia. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Oil mining pioneer George Bernard Reynolds (left), who drilled the first successful well, with Mr Williams and another assistant at a picnic near Masjid i-Suleiman in Persia (Iran) with their dogs, circa 1900. Reynolds is leading William Knox D'Arcy's oil exploration team in Persia. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)