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PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS FIELDS IN WYOMING
This report was compiled at the Bureau of
Mines Laramie Petroleum Research Center,
Laramie, Wyo., under the general supervision
of R. A. Cattell, Chief, Division of Petroleum,
Bureau of Mines, Washington, D.C., and H. P.
Rue, Chief, Division of Petroleum Technology,
Region III, Bureau of Mines, Laramie, Wyo.
The report was prepared under the direct
supervision of the late R. H. Espach and J. S.
Ball, Chiefs, Branch of Petroleum, Bureau of
Mines, Laramie, Wyo.
Assistance given by the Wyoming oil and
gas operators is acknowledged. They per-
mitted Bureau representatives access to their
properties and furnished maps and data that
were otherwise unobtainable. Credit is also
due Earl A. McKay, Director, Ad Valorem
Tax Division, State Board of Equalization of
Wyoming, for data relative to oil and gas
produced in Wyoming. Dr. Horace D.
Thomas, State geologist of Wyoming, reviewed
the report and offered valuable suggestions for
Harold J. Duncan, Chief, Conservation
Branch, Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.,
supported the work and made possible the
valuable assistance of J. R. Schwabrow, Su-
pervisor, and R. D. Ferguson, R. M. Larsen,
F. J. C. Fox, J. A. Fraher, Harry Hassheider,
C. M. Nickerson, and G. E. Worden, engineers,
Northwest Region, Oil and Gas Leasing Divi-
sion, Federal Geological Survey.
The crude-oil samples were analyzed at
Laramie under the direction of W. J. Wenger.
The maps and figures were drafted under the
direction of Ivan G. Heady. Many other
present and former employees of the Bureau
of Mines contributed to preparation of this
Most of the material used for the period
from 1938 to 1957 was originally collected for
reports to the U.S. Department of the Interior
Missouri Basin Field Committee.
This bulletin is a tribute to the late Ralph
H. Espach, former Chief, Branch of Petro-
leum, Region III, Bureau of Mines, Laramie,
Wyo. He originally conceived Bulletin 418
and was engaged in revising it at the time of
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