Michigan Attracts Natural Gas Firms / Grace Petroleum among More Active Firms; Drilling Costs Lower
Robinson, Robin, THE JOURNAL RECORD
While exploration in Oklahoma has been declining since 1981, exploration activity in Michigan's Prairie du Chien natural gas strata has been steadily increasing, receiving the attention of Michigan independent operators and integrated oil and gas companies.
Oklahoma City-based Grace Petroleum Corp., which is a participant in 10 of the 40 wells completed on the play, is among the more active companies.
Exploration for hydrocarbons in Michigan is nothing new. Major oil and gas companies had district offices in the state since the 1920s, when oil was produced from shallow reservoirs.
But the Prairie du Chien was too difficult to explore because the …
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Publication information: Article title: Michigan Attracts Natural Gas Firms / Grace Petroleum among More Active Firms; Drilling Costs Lower. Contributors: Robinson, Robin - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: June 2, 1987. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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