Q&A Part 3 – Vision vs. Science: A Scientist’s Explanation

Geologist Lee Russell (PhD) sits in a room surrounded by seismic maps of Israel.

Russell spent 35 years working for major oil companies before coming to Zion. As a devout Christian, Lee shares the founder’s vision, but checks it against modern geoscience.

“Wells should be drilled based on their scientific merit, pure and simple,” Russell says. “It just so happens that where I see the right geological ingredients coming together, they’re not in conflict with the blessing being on the ‘head of Joseph‘.”

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