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Volume: 60 (1976)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1332

Last Page: 1339

Title: Oil and Gas Developments in North Mid-Continent in 1975

Author(s): Margaret O. Oros (2), Shirley E. Paul (2), Jack T. Fish (3), Donivan L. Gordon (4), John H. Mossler (5), Mary A. Roshardt (6), Jack S. Wells (7)

Abstract:

Iowa drilling activity during 1975 consisted of injection-withdrawal wells drilled by a gas-storage company in Louisa County. In Kansas crude oil production during 1975 (59,106,104 bbl) dropped 4.2% below the 1974 level; natural gas production (850,786,261 Mcf) decreased 4.9%. Processing plants recovered 28.7 million bbl of natural gasoline and LPG and 773 MMcf of helium. Drilling increased 20% with 3,398 holes reported; 50% of the holes drilled solely for oil or gas were successful. In 1975, 91 holes were drilled in Missouri; 69 were shallow stratigraphic core tests and 15 were unsuccessful wildcat tests. Nebraska, with 346 wells, had 50.4% more completions in 1975 than the year before. Total footage drilled was 1,732,450 (5,021 ft per well). The Panhandle counties had t e most activity in 1975. Thirteen new fields were discovered in Nebraska. No tests were drilled for oil or gas in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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