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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 22 (1938)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 649

Last Page: 658

Title: Recent Petroleum Development in Illinois

Author(s): Alfred H. Bell (2), George V. Cohee (3)


During the past year new drilling in Illinois, especially in the deeper part of the Illinois basin, has been providing a wealth of new information on the subsurface geology of the region. Oil has been discovered in numerous widely scattered localities in the basin, but as yet the boundaries of the productive areas are largely undefined. Since May, 1937, approximately 4 million barrels of oil has been produced from the new fields and present indications are that reserves in the new areas will exceed 100 million barrels. The producing strata and the structures controlling the accumulations are discussed.

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