Kansas-Missouri heavy oil area draws new operator

Worthington Energy Inc., San Francisco, said it will attempt to recover heavy oil on the Barr Cattle Co. lease near Chetopa in southeastern Kansas.

A press release issued by Worthington provided no field details about the proposed project but said it will be conducted in collaboration with American Dynamic Resources Inc. (ADR). It was not clear when field work might start.

Worthington signed a definitive agreement on Mar. 12 to acquire the oil and gas assets of ADR and heavy oil technology and intellectual property from ADR Pres. and Chief Executive Officer Charles Adams.

As part of that acquisition, Worthington said it will utilize the Levia oil recovery process developed by ADR to begin recovering heavy oil in Kansas and Missouri. Worthington said ADR has integrated surfactant formulations for enhanced oil recovery developed by chemists with Oil-Chem Technologies LLC, Sugar Land, Tex.

State geological organizations in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma have identified a resource of billions of barrels of viscous oil trapped in relatively shallow formations that underlie several counties mostly along the Kansas-Missouri and Kansas-Oklahoma state lines. Various thermal field projects have met with uneconomic rates of recovery.

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