Best Reference Books – Geophysical Prospecting

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Geophysical Prospecting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Geophysical Prospecting along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Geophysical Prospecting subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Geophysical Prospecting" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Edge and Tip Diffractions: Theory and Applications in Seismic Prospecting: 14 (Geophysical Monographs)” by Arkady Aizenberg and Jan Pajchel
2. “Handbook of Exploration Geophysics: An encyclopedic and an algorythm source-book” by Paul A Chapel

“Handbook of Exploration Geophysics: An encyclopedic and an algorythm source-book” Book Review: This book discusses the latest technique used in exploration. Topics included are crazy metric, electromagnetics, seismic reflection. All the topics are discussed in detail with proper explanations. Hand drawn sketches, accurate formulas and definitions are provided for students to understand the topic easily. This book is beneficial for geophysics students.

3. “Problems in Exploration Seismology and Their Solutions (Geophysical References)” by Lloyd Philip Geldart

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“Problems in Exploration Seismology and Their Solutions (Geophysical References)” Book Review: This book covers the basics of seismology exploration and its problems. Topics covered are least square methods, velocity for various situations, Z transforms, determining 2D and 3D field geometrics. Over 200 problems are discussed with their respective solutions. summaries are also added at the end of each unit for quick review. Students studying geophysics can refer to this book.

4. “Covariance Analysis for Seismic Signal Processing (Geophysical Developments)” by R Lynn Kirlin and William J Done

“Covariance Analysis for Seismic Signal Processing (Geophysical Developments)” Book Review: This book describes the usefulness of covariance analysis for seismic signal processing. Main chapters mentioned are linear algebra from statistics and fundamental random signal analysis. Other topics included are fundamental methodology of analysis, analysis of the simple covariance matrix and seismic data problems. Problems are discussed and solved by the methods described in this book. This book is beneficial for geophysics students.

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5. “Electromagnetic Sounding of the Earth’s Interior (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics” by Viacheslav V Spichak

“Electromagnetic Sounding of the Earth’s Interior (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics” Book Review: This book describes computational impractical concepts of electromagnetic soundings of the earth. main topics included are self-consistent tasks of geophysics, 3D interpretation of TEM sounding, Sounding methods. Other topics mentioned are forward modelling and inversion techniques, data processing, analysis, modelling and interpretation. New chapters on the topics of pulse and frequency electromagnetic sounding for hydrocarbon offshore exploration are also included in this book. All the methods are described with proper guidelines and examples. Case studies are also mentioned in some of the chapters for practical knowledge. Students studying geophysics can refer to this book.

6. “Well Logging and Formation Evaluation (Gulf Drilling Guides)” by Toby Darling

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“Well Logging and Formation Evaluation (Gulf Drilling Guides)” Book Review: This book provides the practical techniques in Gulf drilling. Optics included are NMR logging, core analysis, sampling and interpretation of the data. Other technologies mentioned are troubleshooting for stuck pipe, operational decisions and logging contracts. All these strategies and methodologies are discussed in detail. Day to day problems are also discussed for practical knowledge. This book is suitable for geophysics students.

7. “Geophysical Data in Archaeology: A Guide to Good Practice (Archaeology Data Service & Digital Antiquity Guides to Good Practice)” by Armin Schmidt
8. “Introduction to Geophysical Formation Evaluation” by James K Hallenburg

“Introduction to Geophysical Formation Evaluation” Book Review: This book discusses the basic concepts and theories regarding geophysical formation evaluation. main topics included are formation materials characteristics, porosity, permeability, and saturation. Other topics mentioned are borehole, mud, and Formation effects, introduction to electric resistance and resistivity. Figures and images are provided to explain the text. Students studying geology can refer to this book.

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9. “Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments (Modern Approaches in Geophysics)” by B E Khesin and V G Alexeyev

“Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments (Modern Approaches in Geophysics)” Book Review: This book discusses the important topics of geophysical fields in complicated environments. Topics mentioned our peculiarities of the media understudy and their geophysical investigations, common aspects of geophysical fields in question, development of the initial model of the medium. Other chapters included are determination of anomalous body parameters, integrated interpretation, indicator space generation. Conclusions are added at the end of the book. This book is useful for geophysics students.

10. “The Misadventures of Interpreter Sam: 15 (Geophysical Monographs)” by Donald A Herron

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“The Misadventures of Interpreter Sam: 15 (Geophysical Monographs)” Book Review: This book describes the work done by “interpreter Sam” in 6 years. All the chapters are explained with a bit of humour and serious sides of Sam. Data processing and single seismic lines are discussed in detail. Aspiring interpreters and non-geoscientists who know how interpreters think can refer to this book.

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