Adapted from lectures delivered in the Post Graduate Department of the U. S. Naval Academy in February, 1913.
CHAPTER I. THE CONDITIONS OF OCCURRENCE OF PETROLEUM.
a. The Nature of Petroleum.
b. Theories of Origin of Petroleum.
c. Accumulation of Oil in Pools.
d. Natural Gas and Oil.
e. Accumulation of Asphaltic Oils.
f. Prospecting for Oil.
g. Geographical Distribution of Oils.
CHAPTER II. THE PRODUCTION OF OIL.
h. The Present Oil Supply.
i. Oil Well Drilling.
j. Oil Pipe Lines.
k. East Coast Oil Supply.
CHAPTER III. THE TREATMENT OF OILS.
l. Early Methods of Treatment.
m. Advent of Texas Fuel Oil.
n. Potential Yield of Treated Oils.
o. What are Fuel Oils?
p. Oils for Internal Combustion Engines.
THE CONDITIONS OF OCCURRENCE OF PETROLEUM
A. THE NATURE OF PETROLEUM