The Petroleum Collection has been in existence since 1935, when the West Texas Geological Society voted to sponsor a technical library. The department is maintained through the gifts and donations of its patrons and local petroleum organizations and societies.
The periodical collection contains a large selection of magazines including these popular titles: Oil and Gas Journal, Water and Wastes Digest, AAPG Bulletin and Explorer, SPE Journal, and many more.
The book collection contains titles from some of the leading organizations in the region and in the world, including but not limited to: AAPG, AIME, EG, GSA, USBM, USDA, USDE, and USGS.
The collection is housed at the Downtown Library and materials are currently unavailable while the facility is being renovated. For more information please email the Reference staff at Reference@co.midland.tx.us or call (432) 742-7420.
|AAPG-American Association of Petroleum Geologists||JSP- Journal of Sedimentary Petrology|
|AIME-(SPE) American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers||NEG-Northeastern Geology|
|AJS-American Journal of Science||PF-Petroleum Frontiers|
|API-American Petroleum Institute||SEG-Society of Exploration Geophysicists|
|AS-American Scientist||SEPM-Society for Sedimentary Geology|
|EC-Engineering Committee (Field Reports)||SSA –Seismological Society of America|
|EG-Economic Geology||USBM-United States Bureau of Mines|
|GP-Geophysical Prospecting||USDA-United States Department of Agriculture|
|GSA-Geological Society of America||USDE-United States Department of Energy|
|GY-Geophysics||USGS-B-United States Geological Survey Bulletin|
|JG-Journal of Geology||USGS-C-United States Geological Survey Circular|
|JGR-Journal of Geophysical Research||USGS-PP-United States Geological Survey Professional Paper|
|JP-Journal of Paleontology||USGS-WSP-United States Geological Survey Water Supply Paper|