Kansas Geological Survey
Open-file Report 2003-31

Importance of Mississippian Production in Kansas

Of the 6.3 billion barrels of oil produced in Kansas, Mississippian carbonate reservoirs have produced about 1 billion barrels (i.e., 17% as of 2000). With declining production from the Arbuckle and Lansing-Kansas City formations, the contribution of Mississippian reservoirs to the state's oil production has increased significantly over the past ten years and presently represents over 40% of the state's 35 million barrels annual production.

Mississippian oil production is focused in the Mississippian subcrop along the flanks of the Central Kansas Uplift (green dots). The study field is located in Sumner County on the southern flank.

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Last updated July 2003