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Eastern Nebraska and North-Central Kansas

Marvin P. Carlson
Marvin P. Carlson
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January 01, 1971


Most of the 75 million bbl of oil produced from the Salina basin has come from the Ar- buckle, Viola, Mississippian, and Lansing— Kansas City carbonate rocks along the southern and western margins of the Kansas part of the area.

This area is relatively unexplored and some counties are completely untested. Much of the basin could be evaluated by tests at depths of less than 3,000 ft (914 m). Although most individual reservoirs would be considered small, multiple “pay” zones are possible.

It is estimated that significant new potential reserves are present in the Salina basin area. These reserves will be found not only by additional drilling along the basin margins, but also in secondary anticlines deeper within the basin. Both the Nemaha uplift and the westernmost margin of the basin also are considered to be favorable areas for future exploration.

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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
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January 01, 1971




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