About us

Who we are:

The founders of Arderikka are heirs to a long history our group of international experts joined by a heightened passion for sourcing, lobbying, logistic intelligence and trading, having forged contacts at the highest level within Oil & Gas world largest companies, offers an alternative to our clients supply.

 

Arderikka Genesis:

The first evidence for oil product usage was from a very long time ago, natural bitumen has been found on stone tools from Neanderthal sites in Syria dating from ~40,000 years ago.

Herodotus*, the ancient Greek historian, claimed that asphalt was used in the construction of the towers of Babylon, around 2000BC. Oil pits were mined near Arderikka, not far from Babylon, and asphalt was also recovered from the banks of local rivers. The present day site of Babylon is at Hillah ~85km south of Baghdad, & natural seeps are still present adjacent to the Euphrates today. The oil described was natural leakage from the Jurassic Iraqi petroleum system, which remains a world-class petroleum province to this day.

Bibliography* Herodotus 6.119.2


An artistic rendering of the ancient city of Babylon; Greek historian Herodotus wrote that oil from nearby springs was used in the construction of the walls and buildings of the ancient city.
Source: Eon Images/Public Domain