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The Formation and Accumulation of Petroleum in Iowa

Iowa Well

      This is the most expensive research project I have undertaken. It has been my lifetime ambition to find the first profitable oil field in this non-oil producing state.   The last two wildcat wells we drilled in southwestern Iowa showed that we were getting close and contributed a wealth of scientific information.  Few realize that a dry hole often produces more useful scientific information than a producing well.   Unfortunately, scientific information does not pay the bills.  We hope to continue our exploration over the next few years through a version of Kinderhook Oil and Gas.   We cooperate closely with the Iowa Geological Survey and recommend that others interested in this project contact either JLC or the Iowa Geological Survey.  Two of our successful wells in the Wisby field in Kansas are shown below.

Eastern Kansas and Southeastern Nebraska

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