The Syndicated Options Limited of Austria No. 9372 Ferguson Brothers well, located in southern Clinton County, Kentucky, has recently produced oil at reported initial rates of 400 to 130 barrels per hour. Cumulative production for the first 8 weeks of flow following discovery on September 25, 1990, is reported to be nearly 150,000 barrels. The well is the result of deepening a previously abandoned well. Production is from the Middle Ordovician High Bridge Group (equivalent to the Stones River Group of Tennessee) at a depth of 1,008 feet. The reservoir is apparently a fractured carbonate rock, and the fracturing is probably associated with reactivation of a basement fault during the Acadian orogeny of Early to Late Devonian age.
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Hamilton-Smith, Terence; Nuttall, Brandon C.; Gooding, Patrick J.; Walker, Dan; and Drahovzal, James A., "High-Volume Oil Discovery in Clinton County, Kentucky" (1990). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 44.