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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Sept. 6, 1996

Short Course About the Net

LAWRENCE--Oil and gas producers in Wichita will get an one-day introduction to the Internet at an October 16 short course taught by researchers from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas.

The course, sponsored by the KU Energy Research Center and the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, is organized by Tim Carr, chief of the petroleum research section at the Kansas Geological Survey and co-director of the KU Energy Research Center. It will introduce geologists to energy information available over the Internet, the electronic network that connects a variety of academic institutions, businesses, and individuals.

"This will be a chance for oil and gas producers to learn how to use the Internet," said Carr. "We want people to learn what kinds of information are available, and how to navigate the Internet to get to that information."

The course will be taught at the WSU Downtown Center at 127 N. Market in Wichita. Participants will use the Center computers to send electronic mail, obtain data, and explore other resources available over the Internet.

Staff from the Kansas Geological Survey and the Energy Research Center will discuss the computer hardware and software necessary to gain access to the Internet, the format of networks such as the World Wide Web, and the data bases on Kansas oil, gas, and other energy-related information that is currently available on-line.

Enrollment in the course is limited. For more information, contact Tim Carr at the Kansas Geological Survey (785-864-9365) or e-mail The course is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as an activity of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (

story by Rex Buchanan, (785) 864-3965
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