An oil company has introduced the computer to its operations explorationists by providing retrievals and search-narrowing techniques for use with its computerized banks of basic geological and engineering data, thus making them aware that "computer techniques', without necessarily revolutionizing their approach to geology, can save considerable time in searching for and gathering data from day to day. They now use such facilities as listing of cores or tests by formation, structure and isopach listings, map-plotting and contouring, show-map construction, basic cross-sectioning, and trend analysis. Without this introductory phase of simple applications, it is doubtful that they would even yet have accepted the computer as a useful tool.

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