Oil sands and natural gas in Ohio. Part 1

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Oil sands and natural gas in Ohio. Part 1 - THREE AREAS MAY BENEFIT SAYS EXPERT Western...
THREE AREAS MAY BENEFIT SAYS EXPERT Western Ohio to Be Searched For New Sands - COLUMBUS -- The year 1939 may be important to Ohio at beginning of a revival in its efl and natural gas industry. Operating at the lowest point nearly SO years, the industry is receiving a shot in the arm this summer from application of two new production methods and legalization legalization of an old one, State Geologist Wilbur Stout said today. today. " At the same vjime, geologists, with the help of improved scientific scientific instruments, are exploring ·'worn out" fields for "hidden" OS. sands as well as several areas in western Ohio where oil or gas have never been produced. All of these factors caused to forecast a reversal of the downward spiral of Ohio oil and gas production for the last 35 years. "No one can say definitely the new developments ·will mean greater production this year but they do brighten hopes for the inediate future," he asserted. Edward V. O'Rourke, assistant professor of geology at Ohio state university, supplemented this analysis by pointing out the possible presence of a valuable residue residue of oil and gas in the ''inactive" fields--once productive but now pumped dry by methods. "There may be 70 to 80 per of the original oil left in some these fields, ripe for secondary recovery by new methods," he The new developments have instilled optimism among the owners owners and operators of oil and gas properties in the state's three fields -- Trenton in northwestern Ohio, Clinton in east central from Lake Erie to the Ohio and the shallow fields of southeastern southeastern Ohio. Most important immediately is the authorization by the 1939 legislature to permit water flooding in shallow oil fields. This method has been prohibited in Ohio -first oil was drilled in I860, Of greater potential significance is the 'successful drilling in (Conttnwed on Page Five)

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  1. The Coshocton Tribune,
  2. 19 Jun 1939, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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