Summary of Year 3
Additions to Atlas Content


As the DPA began, the primary task was gathering data at the field and well scale and placing this data online. As a home page, we created an interactive map of Kansas linked to all the counties in the state (Figure 1). The Kansas DPA Home Page remains the primary portal, and provides numerous paths to access Kansas petroleum information and technology at the various geographic scales and topical areas. Access is provided to reviews of the regional geological setting, overviews of oil and gas plays and to information and technology at the county, field and well levels. The total number of static web pages exceeds 6,000, but this is a decrease from previous years. Pages constructed using programs that access relational databases are replacing static web pages.

The DPA provides access to a number of regional maps, studies and data sets (e.g., gravity and magnetics, and discussions of Kansas oil and gas provinces). In year 3, the major addition to regional maps was an extensive linked set of statewide structure and isopach maps with overlays of oil and gas production (Figure 15). These regional maps permit the user to toggle among a number of maps covering all major oil and gas producing intervals. The user can also select map type (i.e., structure or isopach), and type of production overlay (i.e., oil or gas).

As part of third year of the DPA project, studies were undertaken at two Kansas fields and producing areas. These were added to the previously existing field studies. The two additions are:

McKinney Field (Producing Formations: Kansas City Group--multiple zones, Marmaton Group--multiple zones, Pleasanton, Morrow, and Mississippian) in Meade County
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Chase-Silica Field (Producing Formations: Kansas City Group--multiple zones, Marmaton Group--multiple zones, and Mississippian) in Rice, Barton and Stafford county.

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The Chase-Silica Field is notable because of its geographic extent (eight townships), number of wells (> 10,000) and development of new methodologies to reduce the number of static web pages. The McKinney Field provided the first application of "zoom" and "pan" to access and navigate detailed geologic and field maps (Figure 18).

New data and research products continue to be added to each field study, as they become available. Publication in the DPA is an ongoing process that continuously updates the data and technology associated with each field study. The addition of the ability to query relational databases increased the efficiency of updating previously completed field studies. Each field study homepage provides a map of the field area, basic field and discovery information, and a standardized set of links to additional geologic, geophysical, engineering and production data.

For each county and field page in the DPA a paper mockup of a standard set of field pages was created on a bulletin board. The paper mockup allowed for flexible thinking in terms of button layouts, numbers of buttons, and basic navigation issues. Based on trial and error a basic page style evolved and appears to be stable.

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