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American Petroleum Institute, Division of Production, 1961, History of petroleum engineering, API, 1241 pp.

Bone, J.H.A., 1865, Petroleum and petroleum wells, 2nd ed., J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 153 pp.

Brantly, J.E., 1948, Rotary drilling handbook, 4th ed., Palmer Publication, New York, 568  pp.

Brantly, J.E., 1971, History of oil well drilling, Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, 1525 pp.

Cumming, J.D., 1951, Diamond drill handbook, J.K. Smit & Sons of Canada Ltd., Toronto, 501 pp.

Eaton, S.J.M., 1866, Petroleum, J.P. Skelly & Co., Philadelphia, 299 pp.

Edson, F.A., 1926, Diamond Drilling, U.S. Bureau of Mining, Bull. 243, Washington, Government Printing Office, 170 pp.

Fettke, C.R., 1938, The Bradford oil field, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Fourth Series,  Bull. M21, Harrisburg, 454 pp.

Leonardon, E.C., 1961, Logging, sampling and testing, in History of Petroleum Engineering (API), chapter 8, pp. 495-578.

Morris, Edmund, 1865, Derrick and drill, James Miller, New York, 277 pp. (Morris name does not appear in the title page, only the name of the publisher and editor, Miller).

Oil & Gas Journal, 1959, Petroleum panorama, vol. 57, no. 5.

Reinholt, O.H., 1927, Oildom; it treasures and tragedies, Part Two, David McCoy Co., Philadephiia, pp. 135-383.


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