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Missouri Oil Production is Small but Growing

PALO BUSHWHACKER PROJECT:

Palo Bushwhacker Project News Article.

THE KANSAS CITY STAR / BUSINESS

But the dream lives on. Palo Petroleum, an energy company based in Dallas, chose Vernon County as the best place in the country to use some new technology. A petroleum consulting company said the site Palo picked west of Nevada held 31.5 million to 45.2 million barrels of oil.

The company’s Bushwhacker project initially used the new approach — a single horizontal well to inject the steam and recover the oil.

But it didn’t work. The porosity of the sandstone varied, and more wells were needed to inject steam in different directions. Now, three years into the project, the company believes it has the answer but will need a few more months to be sure it works and is economical.

“We believe we have it figured out,” said James Graham, president and CEO of the company. “We’re hoping it doesn’t have any more curves to throw at us.”

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