Facts, Figures & More Info

There are currently 532 oil fields with more than 16,000 active wells located in 43 Illinois counties that produced in excess of 9 million barrels of crude oil per year.

Oil & Gas Facts: Source: Ill. Dept. of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Division

Illinois Crude Oil Facts:
Source: llinois Oil & Gas Association (IOGA)

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Murvin Oil

P.O. Box 297
1712 South Whittle Avenue
Olney, Illinois 62450




Murvin Oil Company is an independent production company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and gas properties.

The company’s primary focus lies within the state of Illinois, with our head office located in Olney, Illinois. Murvin Oil Company has been operating in the Illinois Basin since the beginning of Illinois’s petroleum production, and is one of the oldest production companies in the state. Our experience and success have resulted in considerable growth and confidence in our firm’s abilities.

Murvin Oil Company was founded in 1947 by John B. Murvin, and has been family owned and operated ever since. The company takes great pride in its recognized achievements and the reputation for setting the standard in the field. Both local and state agencies regularly ask for our counsel and service in all aspects of our business.

About the President

Gregg C. Gibson has been in the oil business for most of his life. Most of his career was spent overseeing the company’s field operations in Illinois, including all facets of completion and production.

Howard Energy

519 West 3rd St
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863




Howard Energy Corp. has been involved in all phases of the oil exploration, drilling and production operations in the Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky area since 1984. Craig J. Howard is the founder and President of the company.

Currently Howard Energy Corp. owns and operates over 200 wells in the Tri-State area. Since 1992, Howard Energy has operated the largest waterflood in the state of Indiana and is currently involved secondary recovery with Polymer in this waterflood.

About the President

Craig J. Howard is involved in all phases of the oil exploration, drilling and production operations. This includes consulting, acquisition and supervision. During the past 20 years, he has drilled several wells, coordinated waterflood projects, bought and sold oil production and consulted with all phases of the oil industry.

Petco Petroleum Corporation

108 E. Ogden Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521




Petco Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas producer headquartered in Hinsdale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Petco specializes in operating mature oil and gas fields that still have significant reserves. Production is optimized and operating expenses are controlled to create high yield, long term energy investments.

Petco has nearly 100 employees and operates wells and facilities in Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Producing wells total about 1200 along with about 400 water injection wells for secondary recovery operations.

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