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Western Kansas and Western Nebraska

By
Bailey Rascoe, JR.
Bailey Rascoe, JR.
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Published:
January 01, 1971

Abstract

Significant reserves of oil and gas have been established in the western Kansas—western Nebraska region. The major oil and gas provinces of this region are the Central Kansas uplift and the Hugoton embayment, respectively. Of the known oil reserves, approximately 2.2 billion bbl had been produced to 1968. The Central Kansas uplift alone has produced about 2 billion bbl, and of this amount it is estimated that nearly 70 percent was obtained from the Arbuckle Group. In the Kansas part of the Hugoton embayment Wolfcampian rocks had produced 9.4 trillion cu ft of gas to 1968, which accounts for about 60 percent of the 15.5 trillion cu ft produced in the state.

It does not appear, however, that Arbuckle and Wolfcampian rocks will be sources of significant new oil and gas reserves in the western Kansas—western Nebraska region. Both of these units have been explored and developed for more than 40 years, and their productive limits seem to be well defined. Outside the Hugoton embayment, Wolfcampian rocks have been penetrated by many wildcat and development wells which did not find production. Away from the Central Kansas uplift, Arbuckle rocks have been tested on several structures but results have not been encouraging.

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AAPG Memoir

Future Petroleum Provinces of the United States—Their Geology and Potential, Volumes 1 & 2

Ira H. Cram
Ira H. Cram
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
9781629812236
Publication date:
January 01, 1971

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