Geological Research and the Oil Information Library of Fort Worth, Texas
Welcome to the Oil Information Library of Fort Worth. (OIL) The library was founded in 1985, to encourage, foster, and promote scientific research in the fields of geological science and engineering. The library is founded in extensive collections of scout cards, electric logs and driller's logs, as well as texts, treatises, field guides, and periodicals, many of which have been "buried" as data sources have merged and publications have gone digital. This library is a non-profit 501C3; here to serve the needs of the Oil and Gas community. With reciprocal agreements with numerous additional libraries, your data is at our fingertips.
We have extensive historical collections of scout cards, driller’s logs, electric logs, core reports and maps for Texas RRC districts 5, 6, 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, 9 and 10. There is also coverage for districts 1 through 4.
We have excellent data in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Wyoming historical scout ticket coverage. New Collections and Data are always coming in.
Come check out historic John Wilson scout reports, UPR-Champlin collection, Jerry Stokes collection, Range Resources Oklahoma scout cards. The key to your next prospect can be right here...drilling breaks, live oil reports, jeep and odor.
We provide free-of-charge, password protected WIFI for our members and guests. You are allowed to bring in laptops to work on, and there are also electrical outlets available to use, with work desks and cubicles.
The Oil Information Library is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our holiday schedule is also listed. In the case of inclement weather, please refer to the Fort Worth ISD closings schedule. If the Fort Worth Independent School District is closed, the Oil Information Library will be closed as well.
Day Rates, Membership and Research Rates: We charge a day use fee and charge for copying data. We have monthly and annual Membership opportunities. Call for rates. Our Librarian Kathryn Canty is also available for Contract Research.
Donations: The Oil Information Library accepts geological materials such as scout tickets, maps, logs, microfiche, driller's logs, mud logs, and sample logs for the entire states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana, and other areas are considered. We also take various geological equipment. If you have a question about donation, please feel free to call our librarian. As a 501C3, Oil Library can provide you with a thank you letter detailing your donation. However, we can not legally put a financial amount on your donation. We also accept monetary donations.
Make Your Donation Work for You: A $75.00 donation provides you with a full up day membership to the Library. Come in and browse and research your area(s) of interest. If you join at a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscription, your $75.00 can be put toward that membership. Please contact Librarian Kathryn Canty for Donations and Membership. Less than $75? No matter what, come in; see what's here and helpful to your research, and next prospect.
Host your Next Meeting with Us: Need a space for an informational gathering, or presentation. Consider OIL, conveniently located in downtown Ft. Worth.
Reciprocal Library Use Agreements: If we do not have your data, we have research reciprocity at the following libraries:
Balcones Geological Library- San Antonio Denver Earth Resources Library Midland Energy Library and Subsurface Library of Midland
Oil Information Library of Wichita Falls Mid-Continent Geological Library
General Coverage and Data
Extensive historical collection of scout cards, Texas RRC districts 5, 6, 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, 9 and 10.
Excellent Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Wyoming historical scout ticket coverage.
Historic Lease Ownership Map Coverage
Heydrick, Midland Map and Tobin
Historic Surface Maps
Electric Logs (Microfiche only)
Core Area ( RRCD's 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, and 9: Se New Mexico) Complete through mid 1990's
RRCD's 5 and 6 partial Coverage
RRCD's 1,2,3,4 and 10 Partial Coverage
Texts and Publications
Marshall R Young Reading Library
BEG cores/cutting list to 2000
East Texas Geological Society Publications
Riley's Locator Index through mid 1990's
Hollingsworth Paleo Reports
Mud Log Collections
Bess Mason Drillers Logs - Texas
Unique Scout and Data Collections
John Wilson Collection - Texas - nand written Notes and Scout Reports 1920s - 1980s
UPR Champlin Texas and Oklahoma Scout Reports - 1930s to 1970s
Range Resources Oklahoma Scout Card Collection
Jerry Stokes Collection - Texas and Oklahoma Scout tickets and
More Collections coming in all the time
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