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The Midland County Library Petroleum collection is located upstairs in the Downtown location.  It is not accessible to the general public but requests may be made for materials from the collection and the Reference Staff will be more than happy to retrieve the items.

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 NOTE: Petroleum books and resources may NOT be borrowed.  They must be viewed on library premises.


  • Geology of different countries
  • Oil & gas laws and taxation
  • Well logging
  • Hazardous waste
  • History of the oil & gas industry
  • Chemistry
  • Oil industry directories
  • Geophysics
  • Engineering
  • Hydrology & Hydrogeology
  • Volcanoes
  • Biographical information
  • PPetroleum association & society membership directories



PHONE BOOKS are also located in this department.
For more information, e-mail or call 688-4327.



 Acronym Key:

• AAPG-American Association of Petroleum Geologists
• AIME- (SPE) American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
• AJS-American Journal of Science
• AM –American Mineralogist
• API-American Petroleum Institute
• AS-American Scientist
• EC-Engineering Committee (Field Reports)
• EG-Economic Geology
• GP-Geophysical Prospecting
• GSA-Geological Society of America
• GY-Geophysics
• JG-Journal of Geology
• JGR-Journal of Geophysical Research
• JP-Journal of Paleontology
• JSP- Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
• NEG-Northeastern Geology
• PF-Petroleum Frontiers
• SD-Sedimentology
• SEG-Society of Exploration Geophysicists
• SEPM-Society for Sedimentary Geology
• SSA –Seismological Society of America
• USBM-United States Bureau of Mines
• USDA-United States Department of Agriculture
• USDE-United States Department of Energy
• USGS-B-United States Geological Survey Bulletin
• USGS-C-United States Geological Survey Circular
• USGS-PP-United States Geological Survey Professional Paper
• USGS-WSP-United States Geological Survey Water Supply Paper