In 2006, Marvin Rogers, Counsel for the State Oil and Gas Board and Geological Survey, revised and updated a publication entitled "A Landowners Guide to Oil and Gas in Alabama" (Information Series 70A). This report, originally published in 1991, addresses questions and issues about oil and gas operations that are frequently raised by landowners and is a popular and useful resource for those engaged in discussions with oil and gas companies.
Location of oil, natural gas, and water in a structural trap
The publication also contains information on the origin and accumulation of oil and gas, an explanation of how a well is drilled, and a discussion of the oil and gas producing areas in Alabama.
Oil and Gas regions in Alabama