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Top ten counties for oil production in 2016

Kansas total production for 2016 was 37,943,342 barrels. The production from the top ten counties (16,808,607 barrels) amounted to about 44% of the state's total, down slightly from 2015.

County bbl % of
total
2015
Rank
% Change
from 2015
volume
1. Ellis 2,678,312 7.1 2 -10.8
2. Harper 2,015,749 5.3 1 -40.7
3. Barton 1,735,124 4.6 4 -12.1
4. Haskell 1,724,121 4.5 8 -0.7
5. Finney 1,677,153 4.4 3 -22.4
6. Russell 1,620,021 4.3 5 -12.1
7. Rooks 1,595,057 4.2 7 -10.3
8. Ness 1,511,948 4.0 6 -16.1
9. Barber 1,144,240 3.0 9 -30.7
10. Stafford 1,106,882 2.9 new -11.9
State Total 37,943,342     -16.6

Top ten counties for gas production in 2016

Kansas total production for 2016 was 244,743,426 MCF (thousand cubic feet). The production from the top ten counties (187,178,789 MCF) amounted to 76% of the state's total, slightly higher than in 2015.

County mcf % of
total
2015
Rank
% Change
from 2015
volume
1. Stevens 30,447,598 12.4 1 -10.4
2. Harper 27,309,823 11.2 2 -14.4
3. Grant 25,978,611 10.6 3 -15.4
4. Kearny 21,719,886 8.9 5 -9.1
5. Barber 19,973,781 8.2 4 -20.0
6. Haskell 14,834,029 6.1 6 -13.4
7. Finney 13,150,702 5.4 7 -12.7
8. Morton 12,635,697 5.2 8 -8.7
9. Stanton 10,811,610 4.4 9 -10.4
10. Seward 10,317,052 4.2 10 -11.0
State Total 244,743,426     -14.3
Also available is detailed oil and gas production for each county.

Top ten fields for oil production in 2016

Kansas total production for 2016 was 37,943,342 barrels. The production from the top ten fields (4,385,566 barrels) amounted to 11.6% of the state's total, slightly higher than in 2015.

Field bbl % of
total
2015
Rank
% Change
from 2015
volume
1. Bemis-Shutts 874,923 2.3 1 -8.8
2. Chase-Silica 603,780 1.6 2 -9.2
3. Trapp 517,932 1.4 3 -11.2
4. El Dorado 405,963 1.1 6 -1.7
5. Hall-Gurney 377,133 1.0 4 -12.4
6. Paola-Rantoul 364,944 1.0 5 -14.7
7. Damme 323,897 0.9 7 -11.8
8. Spivy-Grabs-Basil 323,396 0.9 8 -11.6
9. Fairport 308,828 0.8 9 -11.4
10. Burrton 284,770 0.8 new -6.0

Top ten fields for gas production in 2016

Kansas total production for 2016 was 244,743,426 MCF (thousand cubic feet). The production from the top ten fields (163,253,404 MCF) amounted to 67% of the state's total, about thew same as in 2015.

Field MCF % of
total
2015
Rank
% Change
from 2015
volume
1. Hugoton Gas Area 96,365,685 39.4 1 -11.6
2. Panoma Gas Area 27,781,929 11.4 2 -12.3
3. Cherokee Basin Coal Gas Area 20,939,452 8.6 3 -10.4
4. Spivy-Grabs-Basil 4,518,951 1.8 4 -18.8
5. Greenwood Gas Area 3,584,301 1.5 5 -8.9
6. Stranathan 2,810,143 1.1 6 -25.8
7. Cherry Creek Niobrara Gas Area 2,048,879 0.8 9 -21.5
8. Bradshaw Gas Area 1,865,933 0.8 7 -38.8
9. Jennifer West 1,672,534 0.7 8 -40.2
10. Hardtner 1,665,597 0.7 new -16.5
Use our Field Database to get more information on oil and gas production from Kansas fields and to view interactive maps of the fields of Kansas. Also available is the top ten list for 2015.

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Updated March 22, 2017
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