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Oil and Gas Books

Mike May, P.E.
The list author says: "Mike May is a Licensed Professional Petroleum Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His experience includes wells in Texas, Louisiana, California, North Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad, Argentina, United Kingdom, Romania, Azerbaijan, North Africa, Iraq, India, the nation of Georgia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

He has provided engineering advice to ExxonMobil, BP, Total E & P, Shell, Apache, Anadarko, Chevron, Conoco, StatoilHydro, Newfield Exploration, Nexen Petroleum, Cairn Energy, Reliance of India, Oil and Natural Gas Company of India, and dozens of smaller independent oil companies.

Mike has spoken to industry audiences around the world from oil companies in Houston and Dallas to the Geological Society of London to technology seminars in India.

He has personally evaluated the commercial viability of hundreds of wells and thousands of subsurface formations.

He is the author of Investing in Oil and Gas (ISBN 978-0615434575), an easy-to-read 500-page book available on Amazon.com about oil and gas investing for any one who is interested in learning about direct investments in oil and gas drilling deals in the United States.

Mike May is currently the President of Limestone Oil, an oil and gas exploration and production company that is focused on generating shallow oil prospects, leasing land, structuring oil deals with accredited investors and other oil and gas companies, drilling wells, and producing oil in well-known producing regions of Texas. Direct participation opportunities may occasionally be available for a few accredited investors.

Mike May received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A & M University, cum laude.


Mike May, P.E.
(832) 382-9976
mike.may@limestoneoil.com
www.limestoneoil.com"
Investing in Oil and Gas (5th Edition)
Investing in Oil and Gas (5th Edition)
"Written by a Licensed Petroleum Engineer with over 20 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and production involving over 1,000 wells in multiple U.S. states and 15 countries, this book covers oil and gas operations in the field, legal documents, financial analyses, and a unique 800-point checklist to use when you are evaluating your real-life oil and gas drilling investments."
Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases: A Book for Land Owners
Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases: A Book for Land Owners
"A book written specifically for oil and gas mineral rights owners who need to negotiate an oil and gas lease with an oil company."
Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel: A Worked Examples Approach
Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel: A Worked Examples Approach
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling & Production, 3rd Ed.
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling & Production, 3rd Ed.
Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting, 5th Edition
Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting, 5th Edition
Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language
Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language
"Solid information from experienced industry professionals."
Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell, 5th Edition (Nutshell Series)
Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell, 5th Edition (Nutshell Series)
"This is the best oil and gas law book you will find. It discusses concepts, statutes, and case law and yet it is remarkably easy to read."
Roadside Geology of Texas (Roadside Geology Series)
Roadside Geology of Texas (Roadside Geology Series)
"An extraordinary explanation of Texas geology both on the surface and underground. Many of the formations that are described in this book as road cuts and outcrops along certain Texas roads also serve as buried oil and gas reservoirs in other parts of Texas. This is one of my dog-eared favorite books."
Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
"This geology book is detailed and informative yet very easy to read. It is general geology - not specifically aimed at oil and gas investments."
Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
"This is not supposed to be and oil and gas book but it is one of the best historical geology books I have ever seen. It describes the entire history of the Earth and a great many of the lifeforms that have lived during the last 542 million years. These are the organisms and the time period that are of most interest for people who are prospecting for oil and gas. Beautiful full-color book."
Money in the Ground-Insider's Guide to Oil and Gas Deals (4th Ed.)
Money in the Ground-Insider's Guide to Oil and Gas Deals (4th Ed.)
"A fine book about investing in oil wells."
Texas Oil & Gas Since 1543
Texas Oil & Gas Since 1543
"The best "History of Oil and Gas in Texas" book that money can buy. This is a practical history of the oil industry in Texas through the 1930's. It's wealth of facts and figures from the early 1900's may provide a pieces of information that will help you find oil today."