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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 21 (1937)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 697

Last Page: 705

Title: Discovery Rates in Oil Finding

Author(s): Wallace E. Pratt (2)


A statistical review of oil-field discoveries by periods, the progressive accumulation of petroleum reserves, and the classification of discoveries according to method by which discovery was made, indicate a decreased discovery rate in recent years. Possible explanations for this decreased rate are discussed.

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