Kansas Petroleum Atlas

Results & Discussion


Major DPA Paths & Pages

Navigation Style

Technology Transfer / Conclusions

References Cited

Appendix A: Selected Abstracts

Appendix B: Selected Email Feedback

Preparation of Northern Mid-Continent Petroleum Atlas


Project members and contributors to this report include: Dana Adkins-Heljeson, Saibal Bhattacharya, Tim Carr, Lee C Gerhard, Paul Gerlach, Willard Guy, Joseph Kruger, Ken Stalder and W. Lynn Watney. A digital copy of the report is available through the Digital Petroleum Atlas Homepage (http://www.kgs.ku.edu/DPA/dpaHome.html).


This report covers the second year of the Digital Petroleum Atlas (DPA) Project. The DPA is a long-term effort to develop a new methodology that provides efficient and timely access to the latest petroleum data and technology for the domestic oil and gas industry, research organizations and local governmental units. The DPA is a new approach to generating and publishing petroleum reservoir, field, play and basin studies. Atlas products are available anywhere in the world using a standard point-and-click world-wide-web interface (http://www.kgs.ku.edu/DPA/dpaHome.html). All information and technology in the DPA can be accessed, manipulated and downloaded in order to provide efficient transfer of the technology for client-defined solutions. The DPA design provides a dynamic product that is constantly evolving through new information structures, the latest research results, and incorporation of additional data. Through complete and flexible user access to both the interpretative products and the underlying reservoir and well data, the DPA significantly alters the relationship between research results, data access, and the transfer of technology.

The second year of the DPA project concentrated on developing methodologies and computerized procedures to generate and to "publish" an expanded set of field and play studies concentrated in Kansas. Access is provided through the DPA to previously existing and new regional, play, field and individual well information. Methodologies developed in year two of the DPA Project provide improved access to a "published" product and ongoing technology transfer activity that is continuously updated with the latest information and technology.

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Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.
Cooperative Agreement No.: DE-FG22-96BC14844
Contractor Name and Address: The University of Kansas Center for Research Inc.
Date of Report: April 14, 1998
Award Date: August 30, 1996
Government Award for Current Fiscal Year: $ 250,000
Principal Investigators: Lee C Gerhard (Principal Investigator), Timothy R. Carr (Program Manager), W. Lynn Watney
Project Manager: Chandra Nautiyal, Bartlesville Project Office
Reporting Period: August 30, 1996 -- December 29,1997

November 1999
URL: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/DPA/Reports/index.html