jg;  Simon has his tongue-in-cheek of course.  William Knox D’Arcy persevered until his vast wealth almost ran out and then the team that he financed ( with Burmah Oil ) discovered the oilfields of Iran.  The rest is history as they say.  D'Arcy is a legend of the oil and gas business and his company now lives on with the name BP plc. (!!).  Hopefully, Simon and WZR will write their own legend but comparisons with his countryman are slightly off the mark.