Oil Exploration

Basin Analysis and Economics


  • Ian Lerche, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, U.S.A.

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Oil exploration personnel in industry, graduate students in economic geology, and researchers in petroleum engineering.


Book information

  • Published: June 1992
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-444175-0


"This book is a much needed addition to the available texts on this newly emerging subject. Dr. Lerche is very knowledgeable on the material and his background in both industry and academia allows him to address the needs of both groups."
--JAMES A. MACKAY, Texaco Exploration Research

Table of Contents

Economics and Reserves. Profit Measures. Probability Measures. Risk Measures. Basin Analysis. Analysis of an Exploration Project. Strategies for Bids and Acquisitions. Management Decisions. Epilogue. Chapter References. Index.