Major DPA Pages
As the DPA began, we were faced primarily with gathering data
at the field and well scale and placing this data online. As
a home page, we created an interactive map of Kansas linked to
all the counties in the state (Figure 1). The Kansas DPA Home
Page provides numerous paths to access Kansas petroleum information
and technology at the various geographic scales and topical areas.
Access is provided to reviews of the regional geological setting,
overviews of oil and gas plays and to information and technology
at the county, field and well levels.
A regional geological setting page provides access to statewide
gravity and magnetic maps to a map of the oil and gas provinces
in Kansas and to other regional maps. The gravity and magnetic
maps were constructed using data maintained by the Kansas Geological
Survey. The gravity and magnetic maps are available to the user
on-line at a statewide and county scale. A number of overlays
including oil and gas field outlines are available. The geologic
province map of Kansas displays the main oil and gas provinces
of Kansas. The oil and gas provinces are displayed as defined
by the Kansas Geological Survey and the US Geological Survey
(1995). The geologic province map functions as a graphical user
interface to provide access to more detailed geologic and petroleum
information for each geologic province.
As an alternative to finding information by clicking on interactive
maps, the user can access various searches for particular wells
or fields. The user can search for wells by API. This search
allows the user to access the DPA databases to find wells by
entering an API number (county and 5-digit well number). The
user can search for wells by Township-Range. By entering a township
and range pair, the user can find all wells in a certain area.
Adding section information can narrow the search. The user can
search for fields by name. Fields added to the DPA or in the
main Kansas Geological Survey oil and gas databases can be found
by entering all or part of the field name. Finally the user can
search for oil and gas fields by entering general field parameters.
By entering general field information (e.g., minimum cumulative
oil produced, field discovery date), the DPA will show all fields
that match the desired values.
Using the interactive state map the user selects a county
of interest. If a county contains fields in the DPA, the visitor
is linked to Atlas pages covering the county (Figure 7). These
county pages contained geologic, geophysical and production information
at the county level. The county map is also interactive and contains
links to the field studies that are currently part of the DPA.
For counties that do not contain fields in the DPA, the visitor
is taken to county maps showing field outlines and oil and gas
production at the county and field levels (Figure 8). Each field
study that is included in the DPA has a field page containing
links to topical areas (Figure 9).
As part of second year of the DPA project, studies were undertaken
at three Kansas fields and producing areas. These were added
to the previously existing field studies. The three additions
- Terry Field (Producing Formations: Kansas City Group--multiple
zones, Marmaton Group--multiple zones, Pleasanton, Morrow, and
Mississippian) in Finney County;
- Amazon Ditch (Producing Formations: Kansas City Group--multiple
zones, Marmaton Group--multiple zones, and Mississippian) in
- Regional Kansas City Group fields in Lane County.
New data and research products are added to each field study,
as they become available. Publication in the DPA is an ongoing
process that continuously updates the data and technology associated
with each field study. Each field study homepage provides a map
of the field area, basic field and discovery information, and
a standardized set of links to additional geologic, geophysical,
engineering and production data.
For each county and field page in the DPA a paper mockup of
a standard set of field pages was created on a bulletin board.
The paper mockup allowed for flexible thinking in terms of button
layouts, numbers of buttons, and basic navigation issues. Based
on trial and error a basic page style evolved.
Figure 7.Sample county page from the Digital Petroleum
Atlas that contains a field study showing navigation buttons
and page layout. Map and stratigraphic column are interactive
and linked to other county scale and field pages.
Figure 8. Sample county page from the Digital Petroleum
Atlas that does not contain a field study showing navigation
buttons and page layout. Map shows outlines of oil and gas fields
and contains links to production data for all fields in the county.
Figure 9.--Sample field page from the Digital Petroleum
Atlas showing navigation buttons and page layout. Map shows outline
field and contains links to topical data, maps, cross-sections
and technical discussions.