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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 10 (1926)

Issue: 4. (April)

First Page: 405

Last Page: 421

Title: Oil Mining

Author(s): Edward Bloesch


This paper deals with the amount of oil left underground and methods of increasing recovery, deals with the geology, operations, and economic results of different oil mining enterprises, especially those visited by the writer, including oil tunnels of Sulphur Mountain, California, and the oil mines of Pechelbronn, Alsace, and Wietze, Germany. It considers methods of mining under different conditions and deals with the economic aspect of oil mining together with the possibility of developing it as an industry.

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