Burgan Fld., Kuwait, 1991. Photo by Dave Wilson, ABB Vetco Grey 
What appears to be water in the foreground is actually a massive oil lake. The logistics involved in simply getting to wells in Burgan to work on them was an astronomical undertaking.
Explosive's teams, mostly from Great Britain,
had to locate mines and un exploded ordinance, collect them or detonate them 
in place before roads could be built to wells. Billions of tons of sand were moved to access wells
before capping procedures could even be started.