Kansas Geological Survey
Open-file Report 2003-28
The Kansas Geological Survey plans on continuing the research of Middle Pennsylvanian coalbed methane resources throughout eastern Kansas. Masters thesis work for the Bourbon arch is in progress, while thesis work for the Forest City basin and along the Nemaha ridge will start in the near future.
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I would like to thank the Kansas Geological Survey for providing funding
for this project as a
part of my Masters research. I would also like to specifically thank Jim Stegeman of Colt Energy, and Devon Energy for providing log data, Larry Brady and Diane Kamola for insight, and Patricia Acker for graphical support.
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Last updated May 2003