Whiteshot, Charles A. 1905. The Oil Well Driller. Copyright C.A. Whiteshot, Mannington West Virginia.
The work is 895 pages and weighs 7.1 pounds.
This book is subtitled, A History of the World's Greatest Enterprise, the Oil Industry. Other statements by Whiteshot in the preface pages of the book are:
The universally recognized standard authority of the World's history of petroleum crude and refined oil, natural gas, carbon black and its by-products
Throughout oildom with pen and camera for truth and justice, I am, dear reader, yours very truly
CHARLES AUSTIN WHITESHOT
The fluid descriptions for cable toll drilling are primarily taken from this book, Hydraulic rotary drilling, Spindeltop, was given just a few short paragraphs.
Brantly, John Edward 1971. History of Oil Well Drilling. Gulf Publishing Company, Houston.
This book is 1525 pages and weighs 5.9 pounds.
Beginning in the early 1920s, Dr. Brantly worked in the oil industry as a geologist and a drilling engineering expert. According to James A. Clark, president of Energy Research and Education Foundation, "he is a man of culture, wisdom and genius."
Dr. Brantly wrote and published six editions of the Rotary Drilling Handbook, beginning in 1936 and ending in 1961.
More information on Dr. Brantly can be found in the People section of this website.
API 1961. History of Petroleum Engineering. American Petroleum Institute, Dallas TX.
This book is 1241 pages and weighs 6.0 pounds.
This history covers all aspects of upstream and downstream petroleum engineering. It was authorized by the Executive Committee on Drilling and Production Practice in 1951. D.V. Carter, Chairman of the Editorial Board, stated:
"This volume is offered without claim or pretense that it is all that should or could be said of the history of petroleum engineering. That which is presented here happens to be that portion which could be chronicled within reasonable time, with voluntary effort and with only a nominal financial subsidy applicable to research. ... it is hoped that this volume will serve for many years to come as a tribute to the character, determination and intellectual breadth and power of those who have embraced the profession of petroleum engineering."
Dr. Brantly authored the drilling section of the book.
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