The Western Regional Office has supported many energy and energy related research projects that have had western Kentucky as a focus.

The Petroleum Records housed at Henderson have several sources which makes this collection unique. We are in the process of comparing our collection to the one in Lexington. Records not already in our on-line data base will be scanned and uploaded. Holly Kreimeg who joined the office this year is continuing the archiving of our oil and gas drilling files. A new scanner and computer has improved the production and quality of the images that are placed into our online records at KGS.

The office has a computer station for the public to view the KGS digital databases

Petroleum Files
Holly Keimig Scanning Records
Members of the KGS Energy Section inspect iconic asphaltic rock on Field Trip led by members of the Western Regional Office and Faculty of Western Kentucky Universit.

Petroleum Records and Maps Available in Henderson

  • KGS Well Records
  • Microfiche
    • -- Illinois and Indiana Petroleum Well Records until year 2000
  • Microfilm
    • -- Sun Oil Co.
    • -- Scout Check
    • -- Carter Oil Co.
  • -- Kentucky Natural Gas
  • Production Records until year 2000
    • -- Kentucky
    • -- Illinois
    • -- Indiana
  • Keller Maps
  • Plat Maps
  • Laughton & Simmons Maps
  • Mid-Continent Maps
  • Scout Tickets
  • Sun Oil Co. Records for Illinois

Paleochannel Investigation

Screen clip of a cross section across a part of the “Clay” channel in Webster County

Dave Williams is currently working to map paleochannel deposits in the upper part of the Carbondale Formation and the Shelburne Formations that contain the most economic coals in the Western Kentucky Coal Field.

Last Modified on 2019-02-05
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