Investing in Oil and Gas
By Mike May
Published in January 2011
Thibault’s Score: 4/5
This book is a great read. It is a very clearly written, and the format is perfect for anyone new to the oil and gas industry. First, Mike May explains the basics of the oil industry. He starts by explaining the basic science of hydrocarbons, and then gives an overview of the industry. He concludes by asking 150 questions which someone might have about an investment.
The title “Investing in Oil and Gas” perfectly describes the content of the book. My goal, when buying this book, was to get a clear and concise introduction to the gas industry that points me towards a lot of future research topics and sources. It succeeded in achieving that goal.
I think that May loses a few points for using the first person when explaining concepts, but besides that the writing is of excellent quality. I especially like the high degree of specificity of the book, and commend the author for the perfect balance of detail to general lessons.
I recommend this book to people who want to get involved in the oil and gas industry, and are looking for a good place to start.
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