Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2008-26
K. David Newell
KGS Open File Report 2008-26
Seven cuttings samples from the Pennsylvanian Cherokee Group were collected from the Dart Cherokee Basin #A3-36 Fields, NW NE sec. 36, T. 34 S., R. 14 E., Montgomery County, KS. The samples calculate as having the following gas contents:
|1040' to 1051'||Excello Shale||
|1072' to 1074'||Iron Post coal||
|1108' to 1110'||Croweburg||
|1158' to 1161'||Mineral||
|1237' to 1239'||Weir-Pittsburg||
|1475' to 1478'||Rowe coal||
|1498' to 1502'||Riverton coal||
The Dart Cherokee Basin #A3-36 Fields, 36-T.34S.-R.14E., Montgomery County, KS, was selected for cuttings desorption tests in association with an on-going coalbed gas research project at the Kansas Geological Survey. The samples were gathered March 10, 2005 by personnel from Dart Cherokee Basin L.L.C., and turned over to LeaAnn Davidson of the Kansas Geological Survey on March 14, 2005. Samples were obtained during normal drilling of the well, with no cessation of drilling before zones of interest (i.e., coals and dark shales in the Cherokee Group) were penetrated. The well was drilled using an air rotary rig owned by McPherson Drilling.
The samples were canistered, with surface time and canistering times noted. These samples were collected in canisters that were supplied by Dart Cherokee Basin L.L.C. and the Kansas Geological Survey. Lag times for samples to reach the surface (important for assessing lost gas) were determined by using the lag times from a nearby air-drilled well (Dart Cherokee Basin #CH-1 Holder; sec. 1-T.30S.-R.14E., Wilson County, KS), which was also drilled using this particular drilling rig. The lag times were determined by periodically noting the time it took for cuttings to reach the surface following resumption of drilling after new pipe was added to the drill string.
1684 grams dry wt.
|Iron Post coal||
391 grams dry wt.
322 grams dry wt.
935 grams dry wt.
315 grams dry wt.
2240 grams dry wt.
1190 grams dry wt.
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