Resource Name Website URL
Canadian Wellsite
For anyone that provides a service to the oil patch. Has sections that include a Rig Locator, Well Licenses, Free Software and a Business Directory.

Alberta Energy and Utilities Board http://
The source for all of Alberta's raw energy data and publications

Engineering Virtual Library
Maintained by Heriot-Watt University Library in Edinburgh, this catalogue lists much more than oil and gas sites, but has a good search engine to narrow down the listings you're looking for.

Discovery Place
Large searchable listing of Petroleum industry consultants. Also includes a searchable surplus equipment database and a North American properties and prospects area.

BC Oil and Gas Publications
Download reserves for all oil and gas pools in BC. They have monthly production data here as well.


Cost ($US) Book Title and Author

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Strategies for Oil and Gas Exploration: Accurately Evaluate Initial Potential and Forecast Reserves.
by George V. Chilingarian, L.D. Knoring, Michael V. Gorfunkel.

Released May 1999. Hardcover. 368 pages. analyzes the connection between geologic information and strategic exploration decisions. Chilingarian has co-authored 4 other books in the  Developments in Petroleum Science  series.
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Oil Exploration: Basin Analysis and Economics
by Ian Lerche

Released in 1992. Hardcover. 178 pages. Describes quantitative techniques to predict potential of oil recovery. View table of contents and sample pages here.
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Principles of Petroleum Development Geology
by Robert C. Laudon

Released in January 1996. Hardcover. 267 pages.
Discusses concepts of petroleum development geology with detailed discussion on volumetric reserves estimation.
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The Darien Gap
by Martin Mitchinson

2008. softcover. 284 pages.
Nothing to do with oil and gas, but this is my brother's just published book (2008). A fantastic read merging his travels and life experiences in the area with those of other earlier explorers and their hardships. Available from Chapters Online or from the shelves of the Travel Section at Chapters/Indigo stores.
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He's also started a new blog with more details than allowed for in the book.