"Special conditions encountered in much foreign work make it necessary to consider many factors which are not encountered in domestic programs of geophysical exploration for oil. Although extremely difficult working conditions are frequently met in domestic operations by company and contract crews, the large store of past experience, the availability of fresh supplies, replacement or new equipment, and the proximity of the helpful home office make their surmountal more or less a matter of routine. Contrariwise, foreign operations are frequently conducted under much more difficult conditions, supplies and equipment can be secured only after long and costly delays, and the distance and inaccessibility of the home (executive) office leave practically all decisions to the party executive. With the rapidly increasing amount of foreign geophysical operations and the world wide extension in recent years of this activity, it is felt that special consideration of some of the problems encountered in the organization and operation of field parties for foreign service is pertinent and timely"--Introduction, page 1.


Noble, Gilbert W.


Mining Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering


The sources of the material contained in this thesis are primarily the writer's own personal experiences and observations. These are supplemented to some extent by personal communications and data from various companies' activities which may not be quoted directly. As this thesis is not based on information taken from texts or other articles, there is no need for a bibliography, leaf 41.


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iv, 54 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes index (pages 42-43).


© 1939 Charles Howard Dresbach, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Organizational effectiveness -- Case studies
Petroleum -- Prospecting
Prospecting -- Geophysical methods

Thesis Number

T 697

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