These tools may help users to make full use of the files and data we distribute from our web site. Please feel free to let us know of other tools you think should be added to this list. Mention on this page does not imply endorsement by the Kansas Geological Survey.
We compress TIF and LAS files into ZIP archives. Your browser may be already set up to decompress these files. Commercial software to perform this is available from PKWARE, Inc., the company that invented the format. Other software is available from WinZip. A web page from a group of people creating shareware or public domain software is available at Info-ZIP.
The wireline logs on our website are scanned into TIF files and then compressed into ZIP archives to aid in web distribution. You can read these files in a few ways.
LAS files are digital versions of wireline logs in a format created by the Canadian Well Logging Society. The files are simple ASCII (text only) files, readable by Microsoft Word, Excel, or Notepad. Software to display or analyze LAS files includes:
To read PDF files, you will need the Acrobat PDF Reader, available free from Adobe.
Below is a sample of the kind of well data saved. The columns are explained below the sample data.
If you import this data into Excel, you may want to make sure the LEASE and WELL columns are designated as "TEXT" columns; well numbers like "5-1" can be converted into dates like "MAY-1" by Excel.
|1025721096||15-067-21246||15067212460000||CP WALTER KUHN||C-2||37.3987316||-101.1165706||Calc. from footages||30||S||35||W||35||SE SE NE NW||3963||-2716||SE||Mobil Oil Corporation||XTO Energy Inc.||2896||GL||139||16-Sep-93||6-Oct-93||7-Oct-93||12-Sep-13||OTHER(CATH)||Well Drilled|
|1006065031||15-067-20950||15067209500000||CIMARRON||3-35||HICK||37.4005427||-101.1185729||Calc. from footages||30||S||35||W||35||C NE NW||4620||-3300||SE||AVALON ENERGY||unavailable||2895||KB||5703||20-Oct-89||28-Oct-89||29-Oct-89||17-Dec-04||D&A||Plugged and Abandoned||PRE-CUT (CUTTINGS WELL_ID=112735)|
|1006064658||15-067-20754||15067207540000||D. M. AVALON||7-35||HICK||37.3962349||-101.1139827||From GPS||30||S||35||W||35||S2 SW NE||3057||-1961||SE||SIMMONS ENERGY||6G Twister, Inc.||2922||KB||5800||CHST SD||27-Feb-88||6-Apr-88||10-Oct-13||1001139414||OIL||Producing||PRE-CUT (CUTTINGS WELL_ID=112734)|
|1006064983||15-067-20925||15067209250000||D. M. AVALON||10-35||HICK||37.3932774||-101.1140605||Calc. from footages||30||S||35||W||35||C NW SE||1980||-1980||SE||AVALON ENERGY||Murfin Drilling Co., Inc.||2913||GL||5750||CHST SD||13-Jun-89||18-Jul-89||28-Dec-95||17-Dec-04||1020036663||OIL-P&A||Plugged and Abandoned||PRE-CUT (CUTTINGS WELL_ID=112733)|
|1026529879||15-067-20625-0001||15067206250001||WALTER KUHN UNIT 'C'||3||HUGOTON GAS AREA||37.3933077||-101.1231463||Calc. from footages||30||S||35||W||35||C NW SW||1980||-4620||SE||MOBIL OIL||XTO Energy Inc.||2880||GL||5760||8-Oct-87||23-Jan-88||23-Oct-13||1001117010||GAS||Producing|
|KID||Unique ID assigned by the Survey. Not necessarily permanent.|
|API_NUMBER||API number assigned by the Kansas Corp. Commission, or from historical records.|
|API_NUM_NODASH||API number, formatted with no dashes.|
|FIELD||Oil and gas field name|
|LATITUDE||NAD 1927, generated from the legal location.|
|LONGITUDE||Some new wells have GPS longitude and latitude.|
|LONG_LAT_SOURCE||May be calculated from footages, quarter calls, or from GPS.|
|TOWNSHIP||Public Land Survey System township number, 1-35 in Kansas.|
|TWN_DIR||Township direction. S (south) or N (north), Always south in Kansas|
|RANGE||Public Land Survey System range number, 1-43 in west and 1-25 in east.|
|RANGE_DIR||Range direction. E (east) or W (west).|
|SECTION||The PLSS section the site is located in: 1-36|
|SPOT||The legal quarter description qualifiers list as NE, NW, SE, and SW, etc..|
|FEET_NORTH||Distance in feet north from the reference location, negative is to south.|
|FEET_EAST||Distance in feet east from the reference location, negative is to west.|
|FOOT_REF||Corner from which the footages is measured.|
|ORIG_OPERATOR||Operator of the well at drilling completion. Not usually updated except at workover.|
|CURR_OPERATOR||Updated operator name; may be newer than original operator but not guaranteed to be the current operator.|
|ELEVATION||The elevation the well, in feet.|
|ELEV_REF||KB is Kelly bushing, DF is derrick floor, GL is ground level, TOPO is estimate based on digital model.|
|DEPTH||Total depth of well, not plugged back.|
|PRODUCE_FORM||Producing formation typed in from completion form or from lease production data.|
|SPUD||Date of drilling start.|
|COMPLETION||Date of drilling finish.|
|PLUGGING||Date well plugged.|
|MODIFIED||Date this well record was last altered.|
|OIL_KID||Kansas Geological Survey ID code of the oil production data, in our Lease database.|
|GAS_KID||Kansas Geological Survey ID code of the gas production data, in our Lease database.|
|KCC_DOCKET||KCC Docket Number associated with this well.|
|STATUS||Well status--type of well. Abbreviation list|
|STATUS2||Additional status info from KCC.|
|COMMENTS||Information to enhance well data or explain problems.|
The file includes an ID code used by the Kansas Geological Survey called the LEASE_KID.
We are saving the Kansas Dept. of Revenue code as column 3.
Finally, we have included the "Month" values for saving monthly data.
Yearly data is indicated by Month=0; Starting cumulative value indicated by Month=-1.
API number is listed if we have tied the production data to our well data.
This is an example of the file layout:
|1001134310||POST||121058||15-011-21887||LOST CREEK||SADLER OIL ENTPR||23||S||24||E||30||38.01561||-94.81416||4-1988||O||1||31|
|1001134310||POST||121058||15-011-21887||LOST CREEK||SADLER OIL ENTPR||23||S||24||E||30||38.01561||-94.81416||5-1988||O||1||31|
|1001134310||POST||121058||15-011-21887||LOST CREEK||SADLER OIL ENTPR||23||S||24||E||30||38.01561||-94.81416||11-1988||O||1||56|
Pre-1987 cumulative data and monthly volume data is provided under license agreement to the KGS by IHS Energy. As such, it may be reviewed and used for public service and research purposes. It may not be downloaded or used for purposes of re-packaging, reselling or dissemination to third parties.
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