So you want to write a story about oil well fires, and how we should be prepared to puta bunch of them out if there is another Gulf War? Great idea. A different angle, allowing you to speculate about the future based on an established history of what happened in the first Gulf War. But tell me, how do you write a 7,000 word story about oil well fires and not once mention Red Adair: An American Hero?
I met Red Adair when I was in Kuwait in 1991- so maybe I am biased. But, c’mon. He essentially invented the field of oil well fire containment.