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L. W. Roberts, Welcome Page

A site for "Doodlebuggers" as they call themselves,
and for those Doodlebuggers in particular, who were employed by
J. C. Petty Geophysical Engineering Company

The Petty Laboratories, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas.
(no longer in business)

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These pages are a labor of careing for all those who were a
part of "those days" when Foreign Oil and Off-shore Oil were
the up-and-coming technology of the day, and they were a part of it!

My Parents were Doodlebuggers!

  • 1. n. [Geophysics] 766 Slang term to describe a seismologist performing seismic field work. Later, meaning someone in the seismograph business, aka  petroleum exploration and oil exploration.