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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 14 (1930)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1199

Last Page: 1213

Title: Electric and Electromagnetic Prospecting for Oil

Author(s): W. P. Jenny (2)


General geologic problems of electric oil prospecting are discussed and the main theories for electric and electromagnetic oil prospecting developed. According to practical experience, the average depth reached by electric surveys is less than 600 feet. Interpretations based on simple assumptions ordinarily approach the actual geologic conditions more closely than interpretations based on complicated theories.

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