KU Energy Research Center CO2 Project

Resource Assessment

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All fields || Lansing-Kansas City || Mississippian || Viola || Simpson || Arbuckle || Ordovician

Map of Kansas showing power plant locations

Percentage of Kansas oil production from various formations

Over half the oil production in Kansas has come from Arbuckle and Lansing-Kansas City oil fields

Arbuckle has produced most oil, followed by Lansing-Kansas City and Mississippian


Individual power plant data is based on the summer and winter capabilities as presented in Inventory of Power Plants in the United States, As of January 1, 1998 (http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/ipp/ipp_sum.html) , DOE/EIA-0095(98), Dec. 1998, pp. 112-119.

The emissions of CO2 are based on the assumption that each plant operates at full-capacity using the primary fuel.

Emission factors for fuels are: 962 kg CO2/MWeh coal, 726 kg CO2/MWeh oil, 484 kg CO2/MWeh natural gas (Source: Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Energy Dimension. 1991, Paris: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/International Energy Agency (OECD/IEA). p 199.) The assumed value of CO2 is $0.50 per MSCF (Thousand Standard Cubic Feet).

Kansas Geological Survey
Updated May 1999
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