Where Chapter 19 elaborated on the structure of the physical (albeit living) world with extensive sub-types of Asset, this chapter describes the oil production (drilling) industry in terms of the intricacies with which it describes Facilities. Specifically, it lays out the difference between surface facilities and sub-surface facilities. The distinction between a Facility and the hardware Assets required to make it work is particularly noteworthy in this example.

You’ll remember from Chapter 12 that a Facility is a place with a purpose. That is, it is a Geographic Location where Persons and Organizations (Parties) make use of Assets to perform Activities. An oil well is a good example of one of those. Note that it is common to confuse ...

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