Major Projects and Initiatives
- Arbuckle Saline Aquifer Modeling
- Prototyping and testing a new volumetric curvature tool for modeling reservoir compartments and leakage pathways in the Arbuckle saline aquifer: Reducing uncertainty in CO2 storage and permanence.
- Unger Field Horizontal Well
- A new horizontal well will be drilled in the Unger field in Marion County, Kansas. The data gathered in the project will be used to evaluate the remaining potential of the Unger field and the use of the drilling technology in other Kansas reservoirs. The lateral will be guided along the crest of a northwest trending anticline located in the southern part of Unger Field using real-time geosteering.
- South-central Kansas CO2 Project
- The proposed study will focus on the Wellington Field, with evaluation of the CO2-EOR potential of its Mississippian chert ("chat") reservoir and the sequestration potential in the underlying Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle Group saline aquifer.
- Micro Scale Nitrogen Rejection Plant
- Demonstration of a low cost 2-tower micro scale N2 rejection system to upgrade low-btu gas from stripper wells
- Mesaverde Tight Gas Sandstone Petrophysical Properties
- A U.S. DOE supported project that samples the Mesaverde tight gas sandstone across six western US basins and measures critical petrophysical properties
- Improved Geologic and Engineering Models of Midcontinent Fracture
and Karst-Modified Reservoirs using New 3-D Seismic Attributes. Kansas
Geological Survey and Allied Geophysical Labs-University of Houston
- The successor to MICDCARB, NATCARB brings together 5 regional
coalitions to explore choices for geologic sequestration of CO2.
- Coalbed Methane Project
- The Kansas Geological Survey's Coalbed Methane Program is
designed to provide access to data and to study coal
distribution and quality.
- Hugoton Assest Management Project (HAMP)
- A collaboration between the Kansas Geological Survey and industry
partners with the primary goals being modeling the Permian gas systems
of the Hugoton and Panoma Fields in southwest Kansas and Oklahoma
Panhandle and building a digital pools catalogue for the pre-Permian
fields in southwest Kansas.
- Field Demonstration of CO2 Miscible
Flooding in the Lansing-Kansas City, Central Kansas
- The test focuses on a 10-acre patch in the Hall-Gurney field,
about 7 miles southeast of Russell.
- MIDCARB is a project that will build a digital spatial database
for five states that will allow users to identify the amount of CO2
available for sequestration in relation to a source supply, the
geologic security and safety of a sequestration site, the long-term
effects on a reservoir, and the cost of compression and transport of
CO2 between source and sequestration site.
- GEMINI Project
- GEMINI (Geo-Engineering Modeling through Internet Informatics)
is an interactive, integrated Website designed to construct real-time
geo-engineering reservoir models.
- CO2 Project
- An Energy Research Center intititive
to explore the use of CO2 to enhance oil recovery in Kansas.
- Class 2 Improved Oil Recovery in
Mississippian Carbonate Reservoirs of Kansas
- An Energy Research Center project
to introduce Kansas producers to potentially useful technologies
and to demonstrate these technologies in actual oil field operations.
- Hugoton Project
- An industry-, university- and govenment-funded consortium whose
purpose is to develop technology and information to better understand
the oil and gas resources of the Hugoton Embayment in southwest
- Digital Petroleum Atlas
- A prototype allowing the KGS to display detailed geologic, well,
geophysical, and regional information for chosen fields in Kansas.
The DPA has several data bases that can be accessed.