by D.L. Baars, W. Lynn Watney, Don W. Steeples, and Erling A. BrostuenPetroleum: a primer for Kansas is the story behind the techniques, philosophies, and struggles of finding oil and gas in Kansas. It is written in non-technical language for those who have interests in the petroleum industry in one way or another, but who have had little or no training in the technical fields involved.
Geology of Petroleum
Petroleum geology of Kansas
Mineral rights and leasing
Drilling the well
Others helped prepare this book. Bryan Stephens made the high-quality thin sections for fig. 2A-D and assisted with fig. 9. John French assisted with the data analysis for figs. 10 and 11, and Jan Chung Wong generated the maps using Surface III. K. David Newell allowed us to use fig. 14. John C. Davis took the cover photograph of a drilling rig in Rawlins County. Jennifer Sims designed the cover of the book and drafted some of the figures. Fred Terry edited the manuscript and designed the page layout.
Most importantly, Dr. Gerhard has patiently and helpfully supported the compilation and production of this book and has contributed many excellent suggestions.