IN A PERSIAN OILFIELD
(Benn 1927) A Study in Scientific and Industrial Development. 8vo 189pp bw photos. Good (Book ref. 873) £12.00
A History Of The Burmah Oil Company 1886-1966.
Heinemann 1988. Two vols 8vo, 331pp + 416pp, photo illus, maps, diagrams. Cloth, jackets, fine set. Standard reference. (Book ref. RHB8109) £42.00
Winged Shell. Oil company aviators 1927-1987.
Hodge 1987 4to, 232pp, many photo plates, some colour, cloth, dw, F. (Book ref. RHB3479) £18.00
A BILL to confer on the NATIONAL COAL BOARD certain POWERS with respect to PETROLEUM within the meaning of the PETROLEUM (Production) Act 1934 ....
London: HMSO, 1966. 2pp + 1pp Correction + 2pp (as amended by Standing Committee F). 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary papers. HC 117 and Bill 128. National Coal Board (Additional Powers). Very clean copies. (Book ref. 157559) £7.00
The Saudi Enigma: A History
London: Zed, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. New/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1842776045 In the wake of 9/11, Saudi Arabia remains the key US ally in the Arab Middle East, a role secured by its continuing position as the world's largest oil exporter and its ever growing influence in the Muslim world. Yet the country is still very poorly understood. Western observers have rarely been able to penetrate this closed society and its opaque political system. Cliches about the role of oil wealth and fundamentalist Wahhabi Islam mask the true complexity of Saudi society. Pascal Menoret is critical of the standard depiction of the Bedouin character of the regime. He illustrates the emerging manifestations of Saudi national identity, as fiercely reformist, complex and varied. Underlying his account is a sophisticated economic history of the Saudi state, from the eighteenth century to the present day, which details all the alliances and manoeuvres that have brought the country and its rulers to their current precarious position. Pictorial boards. (Book ref. 032736) £8.95
Iran: The Illusion of Power
London: Croom Helm, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0856647748 Ex-Library A study of the rise in power that Iran has shown since 1973 when the Shah took control, and an analysis of the government system in place. (Book ref. 028524) £9.99
America Held Hostage: The Secret Negotiations
London: Andre Deutsch, 1982. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0233974563 The story behind the American Embassy hostages in Iran. (Book ref. 022571) £9.99
Unconventional Methods in Exploration for Petroleum and Natural Gas, IV: A Symposium
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.: Southern Methodist Univ Pr, 1986. 1st Edition. Decorative Cloth Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 0870742213 / Please see our other 8 books on Oil Productions/methods - An almost fine copy with no name/inscription BUT the top right hand corner with a bump ! otherwise as new looks unread ! No D/j poss' as issued. Maps,Diagrams & sketches as illustrations. A heavy book over 1 kilo with 350 pages - Guaranteed posting 24hrs from Wales (Book ref. 009654) £49.50
Requiem for a Diver
Glasglow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 0851745784 Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Laminated pictorial boards. xi, 115pp. 1st edition 1990. Slightest wear. Contents clean and unmarked. An excellent copy. (q29) (Book ref. Q29WHPNK1404) £50.00
Petroleum and Global Tectonics
New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1st ed., 1975 Mint hardback copy in illustrated dust jacket. Well illustrated study of international oil/gas exploration. (Book ref. 3375) £18.00
We Fight for Oil
Hawthorne, CA: Omni Publications, 1974. paperback. Very Good. Illustrated blue thick card wrappers; very light wear; small blemish in front upper corner. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"); 297 pages (Book ref. 15281) £15.00
OIL FIELDS OF LOUISIANA : a unique bound collection of scientific papers published between 1901 and 1910.
Published by The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 1902; Government Printing Office, Washington, 1903, 1907 & 1910; Louisiana State Experiment Stations, Baton Rouge, 1907 & 1909; American Institute of Mining Engineers, 1901 & 1906. Hard cover, 8vo, grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, privately bound. A fascinating collection of papers relating to Louisiana and Texas oil fields, liberally spiced with engraved diagrams, monochrome photographic plates showing oil wells, derricks, gushers, fires, etc., folding maps and diagrams. Most of the folding maps are in black and red, but a few are in full colour. The coloured ones are: coloured folding maps: Geological Map of a portion of the GULF COASTAL PLAIN by William Kennedy; TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OF A PORTION OF CALCASIEU AND ACADIA PARISHES, TOWNSHIPS & 10 S. RANGES 1 2 & 3 W (G. D. Harris, State Geological Survey of Louisiana, 1907); GEOLOGIC MAP OF PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA, TEXAS and ARKANSAS including the CADDO OIL FIELD (U. S. Geological Survey, 1909: a beautiful map). The titles of the papers are: 1. The Beaumont Oil Field with notes on other oil fields of the Texas Region, by Robert T. Hill, 1902 (45pp); 2. The Great Oil-Well near Beaumont, Texas, by Anthony F. Lucas, 1901 (13pp); 3. Oil Fields of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Plain by N. M. Fenneman, 1906 (151pp + 4 folding maps + several plates); 4. Oil Fields of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Plain by C. W. Hayes and William Kennedy, 1903 (176pp + 1 coloured folding map + 11 plates); 5. Cartography of Southwestern Louisiana with Special Reference to the Jennings Sheet, by G. D. Harris, Geologist-in-Charge, Geological Survey of Louisiana, 1907 (24pp + 2 folding maps); 6. Oil and Gas in Northwestern Louisiana, with special reference to the Gaddo Field, by G. D. Harris, I. Perrine and W. E. Hopper, Geological Survey of Louisiana, 1909 (52pp); 7. The Clays of Texas, by Heinrich Ries, Ithaca, N.Y. (London Meeting, 1906), Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, 1906 (pp.767-807); 8. Oil and Gas in Louisiana, with a brief summary of the occurrence in adjacent states, by G. D. Harris, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1910 (192pp + 13 plates + 8 folding maps & diagrams); 9. Geology Virginia, and Pennsylvania, by W. T. Griswold and M. J. Munn, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1910 (196pp + 3 plates + 1 folding diagram); 10. Classification of the Publications of the United States Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 318, VII pp.) Condition: cover and spine worn and torn; outer hinges cracked; inner hinges still sound; contents VG+ apart from 1 loose page and another becoming detached. Packed weight 2200g. (Book ref. 20202) £188.50
THE TIGER IN THE BED ... First Edition, uncorrected proof copy, .
London: Heinemann, 1962. Soft cover, 8vo, binding G to VG; contents VG to F. "Not for Sale: Uncorrected Proof Copy". Label stuck on front cover listing The Novels of Max Catto. Rare in the UK: no other example found on internet at time of listing. Weight 400g. (Book ref. 3224) £17.50
Tales from Early Uk Oil Exploration, 1960-1979
Petroleum Exploration Society, 1995. Hard Card Covers. Almost Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 0952704404 / Book appears unread BUT..........I creased the cover & first 4 pages while packing !! - 30th Anniversary Book - Guaranteed posting 24hrs from Wales (Book ref. 008785) £15.00
North Sea Oil and Scotland's Economic Prospects
London: Croom Helm Ltd., 1978. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0856645788 HB. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 147 pages, incl. 38 tables, two maps, seven appendices, index, abbrevs. DJ unclipped with slight wear around edges and corners Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 003897) £25.00
"Stratigraphic Oil and Gas Fields: Classification, Exploration Methods and Case Histories"
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.No dust jacket., 1400g, ISBN: " (Book ref. 2025850) £5.37
Deconvolution of Geophysical Time Series in the Exploration for Oil and Gas
Elsevier Applied Science "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.No dust jacket., 750g, ISBN: " (Book ref. 2119692) £26.51
Digital Filtering: Applications in Geophysical Exploration for Oil
Pitman "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.Dust Jacket in good condition., 1650g, ISBN: " (Book ref. 2100766) £14.90
Dynamics of Oil and Gas Accumulations (Bulletin des centres de recherches exploration-production Elf-Aquitaine)
Elf Aquitaine Edition "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.No dust jacket., 1500g, ISBN: 2901026125" (Book ref. 2255391) £36.00
Offshore Platforms and Pipelining
Tulsa: The Petroleum Publishing Company, 1976. Hard Cover. Near V.G./Near V.G.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0878140697 246pp. 980g. A compilation of articles first published in the " Oil and Gas Journal" reporting the forefont of the design and installation problems facing those searching for oil and gas in offshore waters. Includes the original illustrations. Blue cloth boards a little `bumped' and scuffed to cornerts and top and toe of spine, with some loss of cloth to rear top corner . Near V.G. with the contents tight and clean, in a Near V.G edge-rubbed d/w with repaired tear to top of spine, and now in removable clear wrap. Owing to the weight an extra shipping charge will be incurred. (Book ref. 8278) £25.00