Lognormality in the observed size distribution of oil and gas pools as a consequence of sampling bias

@article{Power1992LognormalityIT,
  title={Lognormality in the observed size distribution of oil and gas pools as a consequence of sampling bias},
  author={M. Power},
  journal={Mathematical Geology},
  year={1992},
  volume={24},
  pages={929-945}
}
Economic filtration has been offered as an explanation of the observed lognormality in the size distribution of discovered oil and gas deposits. The result leads to the conclusion that one cannot impute the shape of the underlying parent distribution from the observed discoveries size distribution. The fact that the largest pools tend to be discovered early in the exploration history of an area of interest suggests the existence of an inherent sampling bias in the discovery process. The bias is… CONTINUE READING