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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, June 12, 1998

Energy Officials to Visit KU Campus

LAWRENCE--The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission will visit the Kansas Geological Survey and the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project at the University of Kansas, as part of the Commission's mid-year meeting in early June.

Nearly 350 people are expected to attend the conference on June 21-23 in Overland Park, a meeting that will be chaired by Governor Jim Geringer of Wyoming and hosted by Kansas Governor Bill Graves.

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission represents the governors of 36 states--29 members and seven associate states--that produce most of the oil and natural gas in the United States. The organization helps states develop regulatory practices that maximize production, minimize waste, and protect human health and the environment.

As part of the meeting's technical program, participants will visit the Survey, on KU's west campus, and the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, on the main campus, on the morning of June 21. Participants will see demonstrations of electronic forms of oil and gas information, seismic reflection techniques, and research into methods of recovering additional oil and natural gas from underground reservoirs.

For more information, please contact Tim Carr at the KGS, (785)-864-3965.
Story by Rex Buchanan, (785) 864-3965
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