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Black Gold

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This epic new series delves deep into the high-stakes world of oil prospecting in West Texas. Chronicling 50 days on three different oil rigs, ‘Black Gold’ provides a front row seat to the lethal physical dangers and financial hazards faced by all involved in this fascinating and perilous industry. This fascinating series reveals all about this lucrative industry. ‘Black Gold’ introduces the everyday heroes toiling to bring this precious reserve to the surface; ranging from the prospectors or "Wildcatters" risking millions in the hope of rich reward, racing against the clock in scorching heat and adverse weather conditions to drill two miles into the earth, with slim hopes of striking it rich.