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Kansas Geological Survey, Subsurface Geology Series 10, originally published in 1988


Oil and gas shows in the Salina basin

by K. David Newell, Michael Lambert, and Pieter Berendsen

Kansas Geological Survey

small image of the cover of the book; transect or fishnet plot of Salina basin area topography using Surface II program.

Originally published in 1988 as Kansas Geological Survey Subsurface Geology Series 10. This is, in general, the original text as published. The information has not been updated. An Acrobat PDF file containing the complete report is available (2.5 MB). Plate 1 is in a separate file.

Introduction

Petroleum exploration in the Salina basin in north-central Kansas (Lee, 1956) has met with limited success to date. Except for in its extreme southern end in McPherson and Saline counties and its eastern flank in Clay County, the basin has had no fields discovered in over 60 years of drilling. The failure to find significant reserves in the Salina basin no doubt discourages all but the boldest explorationist. Exploration test wells have been drilled infrequently, and consequently large areas encompassing almost entire counties remain untested. The Salina basin is therefore one of the least-known areas in Kansas with respect to its petroleum potential.

The Salina basin may never be a prolific petroleum province; nevertheless, it could contain oil and gas fields which could be economic and interesting to small oil companies and local communities. The Forest City basin in northeast Kansas is geologically similar in many ways to the Salina basin (Lee, 1956). Many small oil and gas fields are present in the Forest City basin and still more are being discovered. Similar types of fields are therefore possible in the Salina basin.

Wildcatters prospecting for petroleum in areas far from known oil fields must do everything possible to maximize their chances for success. At the same time, they must conserve their expenses in what could be a costly drilling program if no reserves are found. In areas such as the Salina basin, where widely spaced wells limit the amount of geologic control available, gleaning as much information as possible from each well is very important. Hydrocarbon shows that have been logged in previously drilled wells represent a potentially important source of information.

Oil and gas shows per se are not proof that commercial quantities of petroleum will be discovered, but they do indicate where geologic conditions favorable for petroleum formation were fulfilled, if only to a small degree. When used in conjunction with other geologic data, hydrocarbon shows (or the lack of them) can be useful in assessing the petroleum potential of individual prospects or entire basins. Thus, exploration dollars can be spent more wisely if hydrocarbon shows are taken into account.

This data search was initiated in December 1985, to ascertain if any petroleum shows are present in wells drilled in the Salina basin, and, if so, to determine where these shows are concentrated and which stratigraphic horizons generate them. The data sources used in this compilation are available in the Minerals Information Center at the Kansas Geological Survey in Lawrence, Kansas. Three types of source documents were queried for the 1,224 wells in the study area-scout cards, driller's logs, and lithologic-strip logs. Other sources of information such as geologic reports available in the library of the Kansas Geological Society in Wichita may yield additional data but were not included in this report.

The following information was gathered about each show: operator and well name, spot location, county, completion date, surface datum, depth interval, formation, and type of show. The type of show is described using the comments contained in the original source document. Abbreviated oil-field terms are the descriptors commonly used in characterizing these shows [e.g., SSO (slight show oil), OCM (oil-cut mud), GCM (gas-cut mud), etc.]. Wherever possible in this report, the show description is conveyed verbatim from the source document, with perhaps only minor changes in spelling. A glossary of the stratigraphic abbreviations and oil-field terms used in this report (appendix 1) precedes the compilation of hydrocarbon shows (appendix 2).

The shows are separated into three groups according to the nature of the source document (scout card, driller's log, lithologic log). Within each group, shows are separated into those present in the west ranges versus those in the east ranges. Within this hierarchy, wells are filed according to their location by township, range, and section. Shows reported in documents other than scout cards, driller's logs, and lithologic logs are reported at the end of the compilation for the west ranges. Areas close to existing oil fields were ignored by excluding any oil shows found within the quarter-township containing a known oil or gas field, or segment of a field.

The number and distribution of oil shows are, in part, a function of the number and location of wells drilled in the basin. The distribution of dry holes and oil fields within the Salina basin is shown on the map accompanying this report (figure 1; in back pocket). Other information, such as total depth and deepest formation penetrated by each well, are not included. Factors such as experience and alertness of the observer of course cannot be estimated.

Figure 2 is based on figure 1 and graphically summarizes oil shows and drilling density for several subdivisions of the Salina basin. In this figure, the interior of the basin is divided into several subdivisions. Each subdivision is approximately four by four townships (approximately 575 mi2; 1,490 km2) , except where smaller subdivisions were used along the periphery of the study area. The relative number of wells and oil shows in different parts of the basin easily can be compared by inspection of pie charts that summarize drilling in each subdivision.

Figure 2--Summary of oil shows in Salina Basin. Percentage of wells in given area reporting oil shows shown as dark wedge (also expressed as a ratio).

Map of Salina Basin area with summary of oil shows.

Discussion and conclusions

The number of petroleum shows within this relatively nonproductive basin is surprising. In the west ranges over the deepest part of the basin, most of the oil shows occur in lower Paleozoic units, namely the Simpson, Viola, and Maquoketa formations (Ordovician). These shows appear scattered, but a small group is concentrated just north of the Salina field in northeastern Saline County. The major pay zones in this field are the Maquoketa and Viola formations. Oil and gas shows in the Mississippian "chat," the major reservoir unit farther south in the northern Sedgwick basin, are conspicuously absent in the western part of the Salina basin. Similarly, shows also are rare in the Cambrian-Ordovician Arbuckle Group, a major pay horizon to the west on the Central Kansas uplift. Pennsylvanian Lansing-Kansas City oil shows are common on the extreme western fringe of the Salina basin and are probably related to possible prospective areas peripheral to Lansing-Kansas City production trends on the Central Kansas uplift. Gas shows indicate no discernible trends and are scattered over the Salina basin. Gas shows are most common in Permian units.

The distribution of oil and gas shows indicates that in order to maximize chances of success, a wildcat well in the western and central part of the Salina basin should at least penetrate the top of the Arbuckle Group. By drilling to this horizon, the lower Paleozoic units in which most shows occur will be tested.

Previous investigations by Landes and Jewett (1939) reported several seeps of kerosene-like oil in Smith County in the western side of the Salina basin. These authors attributed these seeps to natural origins, but the transitory occurrence of the seeps and the unusual lightness of the oil militate against their natural occurrence. No good correlation could be established between the well shows in this report and the surface seeps reported by Landes and Jewett (1939).

The best oil show in a well in the west ranges away from the Central Kansas uplift may have occurred in northwestern Lincoln County at the Red Bank Oil #1 Brown well in sec. 35, T. 10 S., R. 10 W. Although Survey records state this well was dry, local residents maintain that the well produced minor amounts of commercial oil that was transported by wagon to a nearby railroad-freight depot until 1926, when the well was shut down due to lack of saltwater-disposal facilities (Les Stephens, personal communication, 1985). This well (renamed the #1 Sulsar) was re-entered in 1985 by Stephens Resource Company, and a minor amount of oil was seen in drilling mud after the well was acidized. The well, however, could not be cleaned out and brought into production. In April 1986, the well was again re-entered and successfully deepened by Mid-American Hydrocarbons Company, but detailed examination of geophysical logs, sidewall cores, and drill cuttings did not reveal any significant shows.

Hydrocarbon shows in the east ranges of the Salina basin are more numerous and complicated than those in the west ranges. Mississippian shows are the most common and are largely concentrated in Dickinson, Clay, Geary, and northern Morris and Marion counties. These shows generally occur near the top of pre-Chesteran Mississippian limestones at the sub-Pennsylvanian unconformity. Several other oil shows are recorded from the Silurian-Devonian "Hunton" group, as well as other lower Paleozoic units. Some of these shows occur where these older units are directly subjacent to the sub-Pennsylvanian angular unconformity.

Several Lansing-Kansas City oil shows occur in the southeastern part of the Salina basin and seem to be spatially coincident with deeper Mississippian shows. These shows, like the Mississippian shows, may be related to concentrations of hydrocarbons along north-northeast-south-southwest-trending structures aligned subparallel to the Nemaha uplift and Humboldt fault zone. Several shows in the Mississippian section along the sub-Pennsylvanian unconformity and within the Pennsylvanian section in the southeast part of the basin are significant (e.g., free oil recovered in drill-stem tests, etc.). These strong shows give encouragement that this area may be prospective for undiscovered oil fields.

Oil shows in the lower Paleozoic section not associated with the sub-Pennsylvanian unconformity in the east ranges are not as common or as strong as the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian shows. Like oil shows in the west ranges though, oil shows in the east ranges are widely scattered and are largely concentrated in the Viola, Maquoketa, and Simpson formations. Gas shows, like those in the west ranges, are mostly concentrated in the Permian strata.

The most surprising oil shows in the east ranges occur in Precambrian clastic rocks possibly associated with the Central North American rift system (CNARS). Wells with Precambrian shows include the Veeder #1 Gravenstein well in sec. 21, T. 8 S., R. 6 E. (Riley County), the Marshall County Syndicate #1 C. Finn well in sec. 4, T. 4 S., R. 7 E. (Marshall County), the Welton Oil #1 Thierer well in sec. 20, T. 10 S., R. 7 E. (Riley County), the Seevers #1 Livingood well in sec. 13, T. 13 S., R. 2 E. (Dickinson County), and the Nemaha Oil and Gas #1 Seneca well in sec. 19, T. 3 S, R. 11 E. (Nemaha County). The #1 C. Finn well reported oil and gas shows in "bituminous shales" and sands over a 600-ft interval. The #1 Seneca well is not located over the trend of the CNARS, therefore the presence of shows in the Precambrian section is unexpected.

Very few wells have been drilled into the Central North American rift system; hence, its hydrocarbon potential is largely unknown. The shows present in these extremely old rocks, although minor, are nevertheless encouraging. Companies generating prospects targeted for potential Paleozoic reservoirs should therefore be cognizant of potentially prospective deeper strata if they are exploring in areas over or near the rift.

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Lea Ann Davidson in the Petroleum Research Section for typing the manuscript and tables in this document; Jennifer Sims of the Editing Department for drafting figures; and Gina Ross in Automated Cartography for preparation of the base maps and digitizing of well locations.

References

Landes, K. K., and Jewett, J. M., 1939, Oil and gas seeps in Smith County, Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Circular 12, (Bulletin of the University of Kansas, v. 40, no. 9), 10 p.

Landes, K. K., and Ockerman, J. W., 1930, The geology of Mitchell and Osborne counties, Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Bulletin 16, 55 p.

Lee, Wallace, 1956, Stratigraphy and structural development of the Salina basin area: Kansas Geological Survey, Bulletin 121, 167 p.

Zeller, D. E. (ed.), 1968, The stratigraphic succession in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Bulletin 189, 81 p. [available online]

Plate

Figure 1--Map of oil and gas shows in Salina basin
available as an Acrobat PDF file, 4.6 MB

Appendix 1

Abbreviations and terminology used

Stratigraphic abbreviations

ABCK Arbuckle Group (Cambrian-Ordovician)
BRGS Burgess sand (basal Pennsylvanian sandstone)
BRN LM brown lime--an informal term used to describe a limestone in the Douglas Group (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian); or in southeast Kansas, a limestone in the Marmaton Group (Pennsylvanian, Desmoinesian)
CG conglomerate, used with either PENN, MSSP, etc.
CGRV Council Grove Group (Permian, Gearyan)
CHER Cherokee Group (Pennsylvanian, Desmoinesian)
CHSE Chase Group (Permian, Gearyan)
DAK Dakota Formation (Cretaceous)
DGLS Douglas Group (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
GRHVN Grandhaven Limestone Member (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
HASK Haskell Limestone Member (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
HEEB Heebner Shale Member (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
HERR Herington Limestone Member (Permian, Gearyan)
HNTN Hunton group (Silurian, Middle Devonian)
KC Kansas City Group (Pennsylvanian, Missourian)
LANS Lansing Group (Pennsylvanian, Missourian)
LECMP Lecompton Limestone (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
LKC Lansing-Kansas City groups (Pennsylvanian, Missourian)
MSNR Misener sandstone member (Upper Devonian-Mississippian)
MQKT Maquoketa formation (Upper Ordovician)
MSSP Mississippian
NEVA Neva Limestone Member (Permian, Gearyan)
OREAD Oread Limestone (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
PENN Pennsylvanian
PERM Permian
PRE CAM Precambrian
REAG Reagan Sandstone (Cambrian)
SEV Severy Shale (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
SHAW Shawnee Group (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
SMPS Simpson Group (Middle Ordovician)
TOP Topeka Limestone (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
TOR Toronto Limestone Member (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)
VIOL Viola Limestone (Middle Ordovician)
WAB Wabaunsee Group (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian)

A stratigraphic column and detailed descriptions of these units can be found in Zeller (1968).

Oil-field terms

bbl, bbls barrel, barrels
BOPD barrels of oil per day
BTU British thermal units
BW/hr barrels of water flowing per hour
BYVIPD barrels of water per day
cf cubic feet
cfg cubic feet of gas
chat cherty and conglomeratic rock
dst drill-stem test
fluor fluorescence
fm formation
FO frothy oil
FU filled up
GC gas cut
GCM gas-cut mud
GCO gas-cut oil
GCSW gas-cut saltwater
GMCO gassy mud-cut oil
GOCM gassy oil-cut mud
GSO good show of oil
gty gravity
HC hydrocarbon
HG highly gas-cut
HOCM highly oil-cut mud
MCFGPD thousand cubic feet of gas per day
MCW mud-cut water
MSW muddy saltwater
MW muddy water
NA not available
OC oil-cut
OCM oil-cut mud
OCSW oil-cut saltwater
OIH oil in hole
OS oil show
OSM oil-saturated mud
perfs perforations, perforated
rec recovered, recovery
SGCM slightly gas-cut mud
SGCMW slightly gas-cut muddy water
SGCSW slightly gas-cut saltwater
SICP shut-in casing pressure
SMCSW slightly mud-cut saltwater
SO show of oil
SOC slightly oil-cut
SOCM slightly oil-cut mud
SOCMW slightly oil-cut muddy water
SOCSW slightly oil-cut saltwater
SOSM slightly oil-saturated mud
SOSNM slightly oil-saturated muddy water
SSO slight show of oil, small show of oil
SW saltwater
swbd swabbed
UV fluor ultraviolet fluorescence
VSOCM very slightly oil-cut mud
VSOCSW very slightly oil-cut saltwater
VSSO very slight show of oil
WCM water-cut mud
w/ with

Appendix 2

Salina basin hydrocarbon-show compilation

(west ranges)

Operator
& Name
Location County Comp. Date Datum
(ft)
Depth
Inter.
(ft)
FM Remark
Scout cards
Terra Resources
#1 Wangerin
NE NE
20-2S-15W
Smith 11/79 1994 2872-2933 SEV? rec. 1,730' SGCSW on dst.
2890-2894 SEV 30-40 unit gas kick; few sand clusters w/SO
2910-2916 TOP ?-92 unit gas kick
3115-3120 TDR slight stain-no porosity
3200-3210 LANS slight stain-no porosity
Nat'l. Assoc.
Petrol. Co.
#1 Morgan "A"
NW NW NW
5-2S-17W
Phillips 10/56 2088 3390-3440 KC rec. 1250' saltwatery oil on dst.
Anschutz Drlg. Co.
#1 Cannon
SW SW SW
17-2S-17W
Phillips 3/52 2028 3470-3483 LANS rec. 8' drilling mud, SSO on dst.
Amerada Petrol.
#1 Hawk
SE SE NW
24-2S-18W
Phillips 8/58 2039 3320-3473 LANS rec. 435' slight OCSW on dst.
Terra Resources
#1 Pillmore
SW SE SW
21-3S-17W
Phillips 12/79 1915 3226-3275 LANS rec. 15' mud w/SO on dst.
3320-3353 LANS rec. 15' mud w/SO on dst.
Beacon Resources
#1 Zillinger "A"
NE SW SW
33-3S-18W
Phillips 12/68 1928 3076-3100 LANS rec. 25' OSM on dst.
Sohio
#1 Hansen
SW NW NE
33-3S-18W
Phillips 12/52 1895 3282-3302 LKC rec. 15' HOCM, trace oil on dst.
Arrowhead Petrol.
#1 Miller
NE NW NW
34-3S-18W
Phillips 7/80 1929 3096-3160 OREAD rec. 15' VSOCM on dst.
3240-3285 LANS rec. 7' mud w/SO on dst.
Harry Mann et al.
#1 Beard
NE SW SW
10-5S-10W
Jewell 10/52 1636 2546-2579 DGL-S rec. 60' GCM on dst.
Petroleum Mgmt.
#1 T.W. Jackson
NW SW SE
16-5S-17W
Phillips 11/65 1946 3185-3230 L~ANS rec. 3' oil and 17' mud on dst.
3246-3265 LANS rec. 2' FO and 253'MSW on dst.
3292-3310 LANS rec. 10' OCM and 65'MSW on dst.
Petroleum Mgmt.
#1 Keeten "B"
E/2 NW
16-5S-17W
Phillips 3/66 1936 3209-3240 LANS rec. 80' SOCM on dst.
3238-3250 LANS rec. 30' VSOCSW, 20' SOCSW, and 65' MSW on dst.
Stanolind
#1 Campbell
SW NW NW
26-6S-2W
Cloud 7/50 1396 3031-3040 MQKT rec. 8' SOCM -on dst.
Martins Expl.
#1 McLaughlin
SE SE SW
6-6S-17W
Rooks 6/80 1923 3071-3140 LANS rec. 5' oil & 30' HOCM on dst.
3181-3210 LANS rec. 30'MCW w/scum oil on dst.
Lewis Drlg.
#1 Kemmler
NW NW SE
7-6S-17W
Rooks 11/52 1952 3132-3148 LANS rec. 10' mud w/SO on dst.
3126-3143 LANS rec. 135' OCM on dst.
Pate-Dombaugh et al.
#1 Coleman-Brune
7-6S-17W
NW SE NW Rooks 8/79 1956 3099-3156 TUR rec. 40' OCM on dst.
Nat'l Assoc. Petrol. Co.,
#1 Schwartz "B"
SW SW NW
18-6S-17W
Rooks 5/66 2005 3264-3300 LANS rec. 10' OCM and 60' SOCM on dst.
Shields Oil Prod.
#2 Enoch
E/2 E/2 SE
31-7S-15W
Osborne 7/80 1762 2812-2854 TDP rec. 60' SOCM on dst.
Shields Oil Prod.
#1 Enoch
NW SW NW
32-7S-15W
Osborne 3/73 1762 2793-2812 TOP rec. 20' OCM on dst.
Ottawa Oil & Devel.
#1 Srna
NW SE SW
21-9S-5W
Ottawa 5/20 1549 3190-3207 PENN-MSSP? driller reports good show green oil
Don Ingling et al.
#1 Abercrombie
SW SE NE
19-9S-7W
Mitchell 2/58 1367 3436 HNTN oil stains
3567 VIOL oil stains
Billy Drlg.
#1 B. Funk
NW
32-9S-8W
Mitchell ?/24 ~1800 136 DAK show of gas w/1.08% He (see Landes and Ockerman [1930], p. 54)
Northern Ord.
#1 Vandament
NW NW
3-9S-13W
Osborne 5/43 1767 3035-3057 PENN SO
3920-3930 VIOL dead oil, spots
Mai Operations
#1 Ahrens
SE NW NE
30-9S-14W
Osborne 8/81 1965 2925-2945 TOP rec. 10'OSM w/SO
3143-3242 TOR on dst.
LANS rec. 20' OSM and 20' mud w/SO on tool on dst.
Empire
#1 Crist
SE SE NE
30-9S-14W
Osborne 6/29 1983 3676-3680 MSSP? OS
Rains-Williamson
#1 McNeal
SW NW SE
32-9S-14W
Osborne 6/83 1989 3254-3287 LANS rec. 65' WCM w/SO in dst.
Drolte & Christopher
#1 Nichols
NW NW NW
15-10S-11W
Osborne 11/60 1730 4007-4020 VIOL UV fluor.
3790-3802 VIOL rec. 75' watery mud w/slight fluor.
4007-4020 VIOL rec. 9' mud w/UV fluor.
Drolte & Christopher
#1 Mosure
SE SW
21-10S-11W
Osborne 1/60 1688 3486-3500 MSSP
CG
trace flake oil
Terra Resources
#1 Robinson
NE NE NE
14-10S-12W
Osborne 11/78 1702 2938-2980 LANS rec. 305' SOCM on dst.
Eric F. Waddell
#1 Meyers
NE NW NE
15-10S-14W
Osborne 10/83 2000 ? LANS oil well (interval NA)
Eric F. Waddell
#2 Meyers
N2 N2 N2
15-10S-14W
Osborne 6/84 2043 3256-3310 LANS rec. 45' OCM on dst.
Veail
#1 Meyer
SW NE
15-10S-14W
Osborne 8/68 2005 3230-3260 LANS rec. 30' OCM on dst.
3260-3280 LANS rec. 30' GC & OCM on dst.
3300-3330 LANS rec. 120' VSOCM on dst.
Dutton & Hicks
#1 Steinle
SE SE SE
4-11S-12W
Russell 7/47 1698 2903-2908 LANS 5' core, slightly stained
2954-2966 LANS SO
Ladd Petrol.
#1 Day Trust
SE SE SE
3-11S-13W
Russell 5/83 1692 2985-3002 LANS rec. 65' VSOCM (2% oil) on dst.
Thunderbird Drlg.
#1 Amschutz "D"
SE NE SW
5-11S-14W
Russell 6/81 1795 3050-3071 LANS rec. 30' mud w/SSO on dst.
Rains-Williamson
#1 Harrell
NE NE NW
5-11S-14W
Russell 4/83 1787 2720-2740 TOP rec. 15' OSM on dst.
3043-3053 LANS rec. 125' VSOCM on dst.
Rains-Williamson
#1 Robbins
SE NW NW
6-11S-14W
Russell 4/83 1784 3066-3106 LANS rec. 210' SOSMW & 180' SW on dst
3156-3200 LANS rec. 10' SOSM on dst.
Rains-Williamson
#1 Alfred Thompson
SE NW SE
7-11S-14W
Russell 9/82 1695 2938-2978 LANS rec. 10' OSM on dst.
Rains-Williamson
#1 Slater
SW NW NE
11-11S-14W
Russell 8/82 1806 3053-3083 LANS rec. 75' SOSM on dst.
Carter Oil
#1 Best
SW NE
26-12S-3W
Ottawa 8/19 1304 840 PERM? gas sand
Glickman Oil
#1 Mynatt
NW NE SE
8-13S-1W
Saline 2/59 1183 3041-3051 VIOL rec. 6' OCM on dst.
Walters Drlg.
#1 Tobin Est.
SW NW
17-13S-1W
Saline 12/69 1181 3014-3052 MQKT-VIOL SO in top 4' and bottom 1' of 28 1/2' core
Bay Petrol.
#1 Rockhold
NW NW NW
20-13S-1W
Saline 1/43 1178 3058-3060 VIOL SSO
F.W. Vishnefske
#1 Geis
NW NW NW
27-13S-2W
Saline 8/55 1223 3185-3190 VIOL rec. 120' SOCM on dst.
E. Adair
#1 Walden
SW SW
27-13S-2W
Saline 10/45 1206 3315-3317 SMPS SSO
Terra Resources
#1 Geis
SW
33-13S-2W
Saline 8/78 1217 3320-3348 SMPS rec. 420' MCW w/SSO on dst.
Twin Mounds Oil
#1 Weis
WL NE NW
20-13S-4W
Saline 4/29 1375 1948 TOP gas show
D. Ingling
#1 Meyer
NW NW
17-13S-10W
Lincoln 1/64 1737 3494-3509 VIOL dead oil spots
P.G. Reynolds et al.
#1 Fredrickson
SE SW SE
6-13S-12W
Russell 6/36 1794 2640 LANS SO
Austin Drlg. Co.
#1 Rockefeller
SE SE
6-13S-12W
Russell 11/31 1794 3042-3044 LANS SO 600' oil-22 hrs., bailed 18 bbls in 3 hrs. (41° gravity)
J.D. Mooneyham
& R.P. Nixon
#1 Cooper
SE SE
13-13S-12W
Russell 2/67 1789 2954-2974 LANS rec. 10' SOCM on dst.
Thunderbird Drlg.
#1 Letsch
NW SW SW
15-13S-12W
Russell 7/83 1795 2957-2976 LANS rec. 150' MCW w/SO
2996-3017 LANS rec. 60' HG & OCM and 240' mud & GCO on dst. (well also flowed 3-10% oil through perfs. @ 3006'-3010')
Pickrell & Southwest
Petroleum
#1 Sidey Ranches "A"
SE SE NW
18-13S-12W
Russell 8/70 1825 3030-3045 LANS rec. 760' SMCSW w/VSSO on dst.
Koch Expl.
#1 Rogg
NW NE NE
10-13S-13W
Russell 5/69 1692 2896-2932 LANS rec. 114' watery mud w/few specks oil on dst.
B&R Drilling
#1 Dauber
SE SE NW
12-13S-13W
Russell 7/47 1585 2813-2820 LANS rec. 30' mud, slight odor, slight OC on dst.
Rains-Williamson
#1 Dauber
SW SE
12-13S-13W
Russell 11/78 1615 2844-2860 LANS rec. 35' mud w/SO on dst.
Thunderbird Drlg.
#1 Holland
NE NW NE
15-13S-13W
Russell 10/82 1799 3050-3088 LANS rec. 250' MCW w/SSO on dst.
Rains & Williamson
#1 Shier
NW SE SW
35-14S-1W
Saline 5/83 1269 2577-2585 MSSP rec. 600' GCSW on dst.
Don Ingling et al.
#1 Price
SE NE SE
3-14S-2W
Saline 2/56 1200 3134-3147 MQKT SSO
Assoc. Petrol.
Consultants
#1 Gilmore
NE NE
18-15S-1W
Saline 10/82 1275 2668-2702 MSSP rec. 850' SW & SSO on dst.
2669-2690 MSSP rec. 75' OSM (5% oil) on dst.
Bay Petrol.
#1 Royce
SE SE SE
13-15S-4W
Saline 7/51 1292 3134 HNTN rec. 175'muddy SW & scum oil on dst.
S.K.D. Corp.
#1 Kyler
S/2 SE SW
5-15S-7W
Ellsworth 2/73 1711 1093-1178 HERR rec. 10' GCM on dst.
1957-2008 GRHVN rec. 60' thin SGCM on dst.
Steams Drlg.
#1 Dolezal
NE NE NW
17-15S-7W
Ellsworth 7/50 1664 2620-2630 DGLS SO
2810-2820 LANS SO
2900-2910 LANS SO
2900-3000 LANS SO
Acme Brick
#1 Woods
NE NW
31-15S-7W
Ellsworth 12/77 1576 997-1072 CHSE rec. 72' GCM on dst.
2598-2650 LANS rec. 165' GCM on dst.
Rains & Williamson
#1 Walker
NE SW NE
3-16S-1W
Saline 8/78 1241 2013-2038 LANS rec. 50' mud w/SO on dst.
2622-2635 MSSP rec. 330' SGCSW on dst.
Wolf Creek Oil
#1 Stein
NE NW SW
10-16S-1W
Saline 1/44 1243 2623-2625 MSSP OS
Rains & Williamson
#1 Sorenson
NE NW NE
35-16S-1W
Saline 6/83 1348 3409-3417 SMPS rec. 30' MCW & 620' SOCSW on dst.
Mallonee-Mahoney, Inc.
#1 Christopher
NW NE SE
22-16S-4W
Saline 9/70 1402 3526-3530 MQKT rec. 2' clean oil + 45' SOCMW on dst.
A. Scott Ritchie
#1 Lagerstrom
NW SE NE
33-16S-4W
Saline 8/82 1506 3629-3645 MQKT rec. 15' mud w/SSO on dst.
3750-3789 SMPS rec. 15' mud w/SO on dst.
E.K. Carey Drlg.
#1 Lagerstrom
SW SW NE
33-16S-4W
Saline 10/53 1502 3765-3779 SMPS rec. 20' muddy oil, 111' OCM, 40' muddy water on dst.
3776-3782 SMPS rec. 2' muddy oil on dst.
A. Scott Ritchie
#2 Lagerstrom
SW SE NW
33-16S-4W
Saline 10/83 1497 3631-3650 MQKF rec. 30' mud w/SSO on dst.
3743-3790 VIOL-SMPS rec. 110' WCM w/SSO on dst.
Texas Co.
#1 Dahlston
SE SW SE
21-17S-4W
McPherson 10/55 1380 3515-3520 MQKT rec. 90' water w/SSO on dst.
Darrah & Garvin
#1 Tyner
SE SE NW
6-17S-7W
Ellsworth 8/53 1679 2743-2753 LANS rec. 30' watery mud & SSO on dst.
Driller's logs
Vickers
#1 Wheaton
SW SE
9-5S-17W
Phillips 8/43 1925 3224-3227 LANS lime porous, SO
Sidwell
#1 Murdock
SE SE SE
6-6S-4W
Cloud 4/28 1538 1685-1720 ? 7 bbl. water & gas in "red rock"
2280-2294 ? SSO in sand
2488-2498 LKC? SSO in white lime
2705-2708 LKC? OS in gray limestone
Stearns & Streeter
#1 Carlin
SW SW NE
19-8S-13W
Osborne 2/27 1879 2783-2810 WAB 5 BW/hr + "rainbow show"
Carey
#1 Srna
NW NW SE
21-9S-5W
Ottawa 1/60 1593 2050-2068 ? hole full of water-showing gas in sand
3022-3122 PENN-MSSP? SO in black-blue shale
Marlin
#1 Beiler
NE NE
10-9S-8W
Mitchell 12/24 1515 3310-3336 MSSP SO in sandy hard lime
ESP
#1-18 Kreft
SE SW NW
18-9S-14W
Osborne 12/82 1936 2938-2941 TOP VSSO
2973-2977 TOP VSSO
3842-3868 VIOL slight odor of oil
ESP
#1 Brown
SE SE SW
19-9S-14W
Osborne 9/82 1993 3257-3285 LANS very slight show
VIOL good show "good golden fluorescence"
Empire
#1 Crist
SE SE NE
30-9S-14W
Osborne 1/29 1983 3000-3050 TOP lime-SO
3185-3195 TOP SSO in shaly lime
3275-3335 LANS SO
Oil Capitol Corp.
#1 Shilling
SW SW NE
1-10S-6W
Lincoln 7/56 1533 3930-3941 SMPS trace of heavy brown oil
Red Bank Oil
#1 Brown
NE NE SE
35-10S-10W
Lincoln 12/26 1523 3350? MSSP well reportedly produced oil until shut down for lack of saltwater-disposal facilities (Les Stephens, personal communication, 1985)
Amerada
#1 Crawford
NE SW SE
16-11S-7W
Lincoln 3/25 1631 1285-1385 PERM? gas sand (10,000 ft3) W/sso
Trees
#1 Kohler
SE SE SW
36-11S-10W
Lincoln 9/24 1555 1385-1450 PERM? gas show in lime
2900-2910 LKC gas show in lime
3030-3065 LKC gas show in lime
Krueger et al.
#1 Pospishil
NE SE
13-11S-13W
Russell 11/24 1613 1950 PERM? show gas
Prairie O&G
#1 Middlekrouff
SW SW
10-12S-9W
Lincoln 4/19 1400 219-220 ? very light show of gas in sand
1138-1160 ? light OS in "red rock"
Konler
Well #8
NE NW
3-12S-10W
Lincoln ? 1535 2890-2910 ? gray lime w/show of gas (authors are uncertain this location is correct)
Rosenthal et al.
#1 Lamber
SE NW NW
31-12S-10W
Lincoln 12/24 1518 3210-3275 MSSP SO in "red rock"
Rains & Williamson
#1 Shier
NW SE SW
35-14S-1W
Saline 5/83 1269 2577-2585 MSSP dst. rec. gassy saltwater
Northwestern
#1 Anderson
SE NE NE
24-14S-3W
Saline 10/52 1227 3209.5 VIOL good OS
Bay Petrol.
#1 Royce
SE SE SE
13-15S-4W
Saline 7/51 1292 3431-3434 MQKT scum oil in dst.
Western States
#1 Root Farm
NE NW NW
13-15S-6W
Ellsworth ?/23 1420 1166-1277 ? doubtful oil & gas show in sandy lime
Smith
#1 Blomberg
SE SE NW
22-16S-4W
Saline 12/54 1398 3531-3535 MQKT dst. rec. slightly oil-stained water
3701-3707 MQKT dst. rec. SCCM
Carey Drlg.
#1 Lagerstrom
SW SW NE
33-16S-4W
Saline 10/53 1502 3620-3635 MQKT rotary mud w/few spots oil
3765-3782 SMPS oil, OCM and muddy oil rec. in dst.
A. Scott Ritchie
#1 Lagerstrom
NW SE NE
33-16S-4W
Saline 9/82 1506 3629-3645 MQKT dst. rec. mud w/few spots oil on tool
3750-3789 SMPS dst. rec. mud w/few spots oil on tool
A. Scott Ritchie
#2 Lagerstrom
SW SE NW
33-16S-4W
Saline 10/83 1497 3631-3650 MQKT dst. rec. mud w/few specks oil
3743-3790 SMPS dst. rec. mud w/few specks oil
Skaer-Crum
#1 Peterson
SW NE
5-16S-5W
Saline 9/20 1477 1090-1095 PERM? small show of gas in brown lime
1140-1170 ? small flow of gas in brown lime
1330-1335 ? small flow of gas in blue shale
Phillips
#1 Hockman
NE NE NE
17-16S-7W
Ellsworth 11/32 1569 1855-1860 ? gas show in lime
Excalibur
#1 Johnson
SE SE
10-17S-6W
Ellsworth 2/82 1502 3524-3537 SMPS SO; faint odor
Lithologic logs
Mallard Petrol.
#1 Broeckelman
N/2 NE NE
15-1S-10W
Jewell 6/84 1922 2750-2760 SHAW oil stain, acid-cut; fluor.
3040-3060 LKC slight HC fluor.; residual fluor. when cut w/acid
3630-3640 MSSP uneven strong fluor.
3660-3670 MSSP strong fluor.
3770-3780 MQKT dead oil stain?
3940-3950 VIOL? trace dead oil stain?
3940-3960 VIOL? dead oil stain; very slight fluor.
Dreiling
#1 Lyons
NW SE SW
24-1S-14W
Smith 11/71 1943 3700-3740 HNTN spotty dead oil coloration in part
4010-4055 VIOL spotty dead oil discoloration
4100-4110 SMPS dead oil stain discoloration in part
4120-4130 SMPS dead oil stain discoloration in part
4180-? ABCK OS?
Rine
#1 Frazer
NW NW SE
8-1S-17W
Phillips 1/52 2069 3410-3420 LANS spotty oil stain
Westgate-Greenland
#1 Schluntz
NE SW SE
23-1S-17W
Phillips 3/51 2120 3483-3493 LANS trace light oil stain
3593-3600 LANS dark, oil saturated in part
Dreiling
#1 Conaway
NE SW SE
3-3S-13W
Smith 81/71 1931 4300-4310 SMPS spots gilsonite
4340-4350 SMPS spots gilsonite
J. S. & F.
#1 Adee
NW NW SE
16-3S-17W
Phillips 12/54 1908 3260-3270 LKC spotty faint stain
3340-3350 LKC spotty dark stain
Sohio
#1 Hansen
SW NW SE
33-3S-18W
Phillips 12/52 1895 3290-3300 LKC oil staining
3320-3330 LKC slight spotty oil stain
Atchison
#1 Resco
SW SE
24-5S-1W
Cloud 11/59 1367 1510-1520 TOP trace questionable gilsonite
Mann
#1 Beard
S/2 SW
10-5S-10W
Jewell 9/56 1636 3910-3920 SMPS spots gilsonite
Rupp-Ferguson
#1 Delude
SW SW NW
19-6S-1W
Cloud 4/57 1361 3142-3179 SMPS spots gilsonite
3200-3232 SMPS spots gilsonite
Mattson & Thomp.
#1 Holbert
NW NE
33-6S-4W
Cloud 7/70 1579 3569 VIOL trace brown oil stain at top of fm.
KAI
#1 Theirolf
SW SW SE
34-6S-6W
Mitchell 10/73 1516 3705-3725 VIOL spotty oil stain, may be tool grease
3844-3850 SMPS spots black hydrocarbon
3920-3926 SMPS trace faint questionable oil stain
Harbar
#1 Un. Center Life
SE SE
15-6S-15W
Osborne 8/44 1809 4100-4115 SMPS uneven oil stain
Lewis Drilling
#1 Kemmler
NW NW SE
7-6S-17W
Rooks 4/52 1932 3124-3144 LANS slight spotty oil stain
3150-3152 LANS spots dark oil stain
3230-3265 LANS spots dark oil stain
3305-3323 LANS spots dark oil stain
3343-3353 LANS slight spotty oil stain
3383-3400 LANS trace oil stain
H.W. Neiswanger
#1 Turner
CNL NE NE
10-7S-12W
Osborne 6/26 1633 2777 TOP showing gas
Rupp-Furguson
#1 Larson
NW NW NW
21-8S-2W
Cloud 3/57 1478 3704-3720 SMPS trace gilsonite
Thompson-Waterman
#1 Yenni
NW NW
36-8S-5W
Cloud 9/67 1317 3612-3627 SMPS traces of dark-brown earthy gilsonite
Northern Ordinance
#1 Burr
SE SW
35-8S-9W
Mitchell 4/43 1590 3940-3955 SMPS showing fresh light-brown oil stain (looks good)
Siedhoff et al.
#1 Grief
NW SW SE
16-8S-10W
Mitchell 11/37 1563 3524 MSSP? small showing gas
Stearns & Streeter
#1 Carlin
SW SW NE
19-8S-13W
Osbome 2/27 1877 2780 WAB rainbow SO in water flow
D&D
#1 Cornwell
SE SW
27-8S-13W
Osbome 4/64 1691 3725 ABCK traces very questionable faint oil stain at top
Veail
#1 Sarver
SE NE
29-8S-13W
Osbome 7/66 1763 3035-3050 LANS slight spots dark stain
E.K. Carey
#1 Srna
NW NW SE
21-9S-5W
Ottawa 1/60 1964 2437-2460 TOP spots disseminated earthy gilsonite
Alcorn
#1 Beeler
NE
10-9S-8W
Mitchell 12/24 1523 -3330 MSSP SO
Northern Ord.
#1 Vandament
NW NW
3-9S-13W
Osbome 5/43 1767 3055-3057 LANS SO from scout cards
3920-3930 VIOL dead oil spots
Murfin
#1 Madsen
NE NE SE
17-9S-14W
Ottawa 6/53 2036 3345-3363 1-ANS faint oil stain
Phillips Petrol.
#1 Cather
SW SW
15-11S-1W
Ottawa 8/44 1380 3530-3550 SMPS oil stain
Auto-Ord. & Darby Petrol.
#1 Gawith
SW NE SW
27-11 S-5W
Ottawa 8/43 1459 3920-3930 VIOL streaked browm oil stain and asphalt
Dickey Oil Co.
#1 Eckart
SW SW
24-11S-7W
Lincoln 4/44 1663 3980-3990 VIOL streaked dull-brown oil stain
4015-4025 SMPS brown oil stained
Inland
#1 Rhudy
NW NW NW
30-11S-7W
Lincoln 6/54 1595 3938-3978 SMPS spots dark oil stain
Carter
#8 Strat. Test
SW NE
21-11S-8W
Lincoln ? 1558 3440-3455 MSSP minor streaks asphalt
SMPS samples in part asphaltic
Time
#1 Thompson
SE SE SE
7-11S-14W
Russell 12/51 1689 2955-2967 LANS light oil stain
Stanolind
#1 K.M. Duggan
NW NW SW
12-12S-1W
Ottawa 12/43 1318 3275 VIOL interbedded red-brown argillaceous material (may be oil)
Valley Oil
#1 Herrington
NE NW SE
3-13S-1W
Saline 4/35 1193 1580-90 LECMP light SO
3105 SMPS SO
Glickman Oil
#1 Mynatt
NW NE SE
8-13S-1W
Saline 2/59 1183 3053 VIOL trace questionable oil stain
3152 SMPS trace gilsonite
3200 SMPS trace gilsonite
Bay Petrol.
#1 Rockhold
NW NW NW
20-13S-1W
Saline 1/43 1178 3160 VIOL streaked dull-brown oil stain
Glickman
#1 Royal
NW NW NW
24-13S-2W
Saline 1/59 1344 3358 SMPS spots gilsonite
Auto-Ord.
#1 Ruch
SE NE NW
25-13S-2W
Saline 11/42 1197 2660 MSSP streaked oil stain
3268 SMPS spots of asphalt
USGS-KGS
#1 Geis
SW SW SW
32-13S-2W
Saline 4/80 1210 3250-3260 VIOL light oil stain
Musgrove
#1 Link
NW NW NW
9-13S-3W
Saline 7/52 1237 3634 SMPS spots dark oil stain?
Twin Mounds Oil
#1 Weis
WL NE NW
20-13S-4W
Saline 8/32 1376 830 PERM? gas shows
865 PERM? gas shows
1945 TOP, gas shows
LKC big gas show exhausting itself
P.G. Reynolds et al.
#1 Fredrickson
SE SW SE
6-13S-12W
Russell 6/36 1794 3027 LANS SO
Phil-Han
#1 Bailey
SE SE SW
17-15S-1W
Saline 7/43 1263 2700-2710 MSSP streaked brown oil stain
2815 MSSP brown oil stained
3095 MSNR streaked brown oil stain
3400 SMPS asphalt stringers
Templeman et al.
#1 Laubengayer
SW
20-15S-5W
Saline 2/30 1506 2520-2530 HASK showing gas
Western Star
Petrol. Co.
#1 Root
NE NE NW
13-15S-6W
Ellsworth ? 1442 1166 ? gas and oil showing (authors are uncertain this well location is correct)
Ingling
#1 Hughs
SE SE NW
21-15S-6W
Ellsworth 2/54 1592 3677 SMPS trace faint oil stain
Acola O&G &
Keys Petrol.
"Camario Well"
SW SE SW
21-15S-6W
Ellsworth ? 1636 3250 MSSP SO (authors are uncertain this well location is correct)
Keys Pet. Co.
#1 Sheridan
SW SE SW
21-15S-6W
Ellsworth 6/23 1615 1350-1360 ? SSO
Appleman
#1 McManus
SE SE NW
29-15S-6W
Ellsworth 4/42 1544 1090 ? oil stained, brown
Franco-Central
#1 Malmgren "A"
NE SE NE
22-16S-4W
Saline 1/53 1400 2670-2687 LANS spots dark oil stain
3519 MQKT dark oil stain
Smith
#1 Malmgren
NW SE NW
23-16S-4W
Saline 11/55 1380 3520 MQKT spots dark oil stain
Franco-Central
#1 Lagerstrom
SW SW NE
33-16S-4W
Saline 10/53 1502 3771 SMPS spotty light oil stain
Branine & Goering
#1 Linchield
NE SE
34-16S-4W
Saline 2/43 1476 3805 VIOL streaked brown oil stain
3835 SMPS oil stained in uppermost 5'
Skaer-Crum Oil
#1 Peterson
SW SW NE
5-16S-5W
Saline 9/20 1477 1095 PERM? gas show
1145 ? gas
1670 ? gas
Westgate-Greenland
#1 Ingemanson
W/2 SW SW
2-17S-5W
McPherson 2/43 1398 3665 SMPS possible oil stain
Leben
#1 Hokr
NW NW
6-17S-7W
Ellsworth 4/70 1675 2745-2754 LANS spotted oil stain at top
3070-3075 CHER trace oil stain
Pack
#1 Davis
NE NE NE
17-18S-4W
McPherson 9/52 1403 3664-3680 SMPS spotty oil stain
Victor
#1 Swenson
SE SE SE
21-18S-4W
McPherson 3/52 1460 3644 VIOL spotty oil stain
Osage
#1 Johnson
SW SW SW
4-18S-5W
McPherson 6/57 1566 3782-3795 SMPS spots very dark oil stain
Trans-Era
#1 Myers
SE SE SE
8-18S-5W
McPherson 6/54 1589 3759-3775 VIOL spots dark oil stain
K&E
#1 Smith
NE NE NW
8-18S-5W
McPherson 12/56 1641 3873 SMPS spots dark oil stain
Frates Oil
#1 Walker
SW NE
10-18S-6W
Rice 2/26 1698 3200 ? trace of oil
Other sources
Red Bank Oil
#1 Brown
NE SW
35-10S-10W
Lincoln 11/26 1523 3500? MSSP? local residents maintain well produced a few bbls of oil that were hauled to nearby railroad depot (Les Stephens, pers. comm., 1985); well was reentered 4/86 by Mid-American Hydrocarbon, Inc.; no shows were detected except one cuttings chip w/streaming cut
Delhi
#1 Dorman
SW SW
20-10S-IIW
Osborne 11/24 1688 2840 SHAW? Landes and Ockerman (1930) report "good oil show" from 3 1/2-ft-thick sand

Salina basin hydrocarbon-show compilation

(east ranges)

Operator
& Name
Location County Comp. Date Datum
(ft)
Depth
Inter.
(ft)
FM Remark
Scout cards
W.J. Nelson
#1 Brown
S/2 SE SE
29-1S-10E
Marshall 11/63 1410 995-996 REAG show of heavy asphalt oil in granite wash
Blazier et al.
#1 Runkle
NE SE NW
13-2S-6E
Marshall 1/32 1219 ? ? well reported to have SO (doubtful)
Vermillion O&G
#1 Beatty
NW SE SE
29-2S-9E
Marshall 5/22 1252 1180-1210 ? oil and gas (source unknown)
Sincox
#1 Pennwell
NE NW SE NE
16-3S-3E
Washington 1/32 1409 750-754 PERM show of gas (source unknown)
Blazier et al.
#1 Cooper
NE NE NW
10-3S-7E
Washington 8/29 1334 2045-2075 MSSP? light OS (source unknown)
?
#1 Shearer
?
15-4S-9E
Marshall ? ? 750-755 LKC SO (authors are uncertain this well location is correct)
790-793 LKC gas (100,000 cfg.)
L.V. Wentworth
#1 Moser
SE SW SW
33-6S-9E
Pottawat. 5/51 ? 1720-1728 VIOL good SO
Arkansas Fuel
#1 Martin
24-8S-4E
SE NE SW Riley 1930 1328 2510-2515 VIOL SSO
Veeder Sup. & Dev. Co.
#1 Gravenstine
NW NW
21-8S-6E
Riley 1/46 1258 2665 SMPS scattered spots heavy asphaltic oil
2676 PRE CAM weathered granite & quartzite--sandy at top, pieces show asphaltic oil
Pan American Petrol.
#1 A.J. Lauer
SE NW NW
26-8S-8E
Pottawat. 6/65 1233 904 TOP SO in sample
1150 KC SO in sample
1180 KC SO in sample
1210 KC SO in sample
K&E Drlg.
#1 Edwards
SE SE SW
15-8S-10E
Pottawat. 3/61 1154 729-736 LANS show of tarry dead oil
McCulloch & Venus Oil
#1 Burgess
SW SE SE
23-8S-10E
Pottawat. 3/71 1082 1283-1298 VIOL rec. 1000' water w/few specks live oil on dst.
McCulloch & Venus Oil
#1 Ballentine
NE NW
26-8S-10E
Pottawat. 9/71 1193 1393-1408 VIOL rec. 573' water w/speckles of oil on dst.
Aurora Gasoline
#1 Shebert Hughes Comm.
NE NE NE
8-9S-4E
Clay 9/51 1175 1842-1887 MSSP rec. 165' mud, few specks oil on dst.
Skow Bros-Ritchie et al.
#1 Gates
SE SE SW
16-9S-4E
Clay 9/29 1825 1825 MSSP SO
C.U. La Shelle Co.
#1 Umschied
NW NW
16-9S-9E
Pottawat. 12/43 1083 1180-1183 CHER SSO
1689-1692 HNTN SSO
1948-1950 SMPS SSO
1958-1960 SMPS SSO
Schoenroch-Brewer
#1 Loren Brewer
SW SW NE
33-9S-9E
Pottawat. 12/71 ? 585-600 ? show gas w/sulfur odor in 3 separate sand zones
G.F. Johnson, Jr.
#1 Olson
NE NW NE
6-10S-10E
Pottawat. 5/60 1125 890-905 LANS rec. 60' OCM on dst.
Energy Reserves Gp.
#1 Lichtenhan
SE SE SW
35-11S-7E
Geary 5/77 1148 1606-1702 MSSP rec. 30' oil-speckled mud on dst.
Jones-Gebert
#2 Scott
NW SE NE
35-11S-7E
Geary 1/60 1278 1792-1808 MSSP rec. 40' HOCM on dst.
1797-1804 MSSP perf. w/rec. of 250' OIH & 250' water pumped 25 BOPD w/decline 5 to 3 BOPD
Pure Oil
#1 Scott
SW SE NE
35-11S-7E
Geary 3/59 1280 1829-1850 MSSP rec. 140' watery mud, trace oil on dst.
Geo. F. Johnson, Jr.
#1 Weigel
NE SE NE
1-11S-8E
Riley 4/62 1070 1489-1502 VIOL asphalt residual stain
McCulloch & Venus Oil
#1 Barry
W/2 SW SW
14-11S-8E
Riley 2/70 1132 1480-1535 PENN CG rec. 40' muddy water w/slight specks oil
Cities Service
#1 Poole
NW NE NE
29-11S-8E
Geary 3/61 1463 1809-1835 CHER rec. 1' GOCM + 2' GMCO on dst.
BMG
#1-32 Poole
SW SW SW
32-11S-8E
Geary 12/77 1361 1888-1900 MSSP perf., swbd. 1 1/2 BOPD + 65 BWPD
James F. Ralsin
#1 Rudolph
NE SW NW
7-11S-9E
Riley 12/66 1098 1190-1206 PENN CG rec. 160' oil & 50' SOCM on dst.
1198-1215 PENN CG SO in samples
1198-1202 PENN CG perf 550' & trace water, FU 85' water & some oil in 12/hrs.
Energy Reserves Gp.
#1 Herpich
SW SW SW
24-12S-7E
Geary 5/77 1419 1913-1999 PENN CG rec. 60' SO specked mud on dst.
Barbara Oil Co.
#1 A.H. Meseke
NW NE SE
29-12S-9E
Wabaunsee 12/67 1327 1804-1836 HNTN rec. 75' MW w/SO on dst.
Carter Oil
#1 A.H. Meseke
SE SE NE
29-12S-9E
Wabaunsee 12/49 1364 1881-1900 HNTN rec. 15' mud, SSO on dst.
1900-1910 HNTN rec. 10' mud, SSO on dst.
Thorpe et al.
#1 Morse
NW SW
11-13S-1E
Dickinson 10/39 1270 3156-3166 VIOL-SMPS OS
Desbrow
#1 Garie
S/2 S/2 SW
21-13S-1E
Dickinson 4/52 1156 2346-2351 MSSP perf. and rec. scum oil
Nordboe
#1 L. Clemence
SE SE NE
28-13S-1E
Dickinson 7/59 1167 2317-2319 MSSP SSO
CFA Oil
#1 Wolf
SE NE
27-13S-6E
Geary 10/81 1379 ? ? OS; fm. and interval NA
L.E. Domes et al.
#1 Fechner
SE NE
27-13S-8E
Geary 9/34 1496 600 PERM OS
St. Michael Expl.
#1 Rogers
SE SW
17-13S-9E
Wabaunsee 12/79 1251 3177-3183 VIOL rec. 1263' SW w/SO on dst.
Saline Basin Petrol.
#1 Entrikin
SE SE SW
35-14S-1E
Dickinson 1/65 1201 2381-2408 PENN Core cut, rec. 26' cherty cgl. w/slight
CG scattered stain of heavy black oil
Rex & Morris Drlg.
#1 Mannel
NE SW SW
6-14S-2E
Dickinson 4/79 1206 2285-2349 MSSP rec. 150' mud w/oil specks on dst.
Nimrod Petrol.
#1 Foster
NE NE NE
29-14-4E
Dickinson 12/50 1326 2214-2217 MSSP show dead oil
Mull Drlg.
#1 Blythe
NW NE
20-14S-6E
Morris 4/74 1398 2096-2125 MSSP rec. 45' SOCM w/trace free oil on dst.
Crude Oil Prod.
#1 Dodderidge "A"
NE NE NW
29-14S-6E
Morris 4/82 1356 2071-2080 MSSP rec. 75' oil, 90' HOCM, 90' SOCM, 90' OCSW
BMG
#1-34 Downes
NW SW
34-14S-7E
Morris 3/78 1463 335-349 NEVA tested 14 MCFGPD, BTU 193, SICP 75, gas 89% nitrogen
Pendleton
#1 Olson
N/2 N/2 NE
9-14S-8E
Morris 8/80 1512 1885-1907 VIOL rec. 210' oil, 125' OCM (gty 16.7°) on dst.
1903-1916 VIOL rec. 2' oil, no water on dst.
Cities Service
#1 Albrecht
NW NE NE
25-15S-4E
Dickinson 2/58 1336 2185-2205 MSSP rec. 210' slight OCM on dst.
F.G. Holl
#1 Whitehair
NW NW NW
17-15S-5E
Morris 2/51 1347 2161-2169 MSSP rec. 30' SOCM on dst.
2162-2180 MSSP rec. 52' SOCM on dst.
F.G. Holl
#2 Whitehair
NW NW NW
17-15S-5E
Morris 5/59 1337 2162-2182 MSSP rec. 75' watery mud-free specks oil on dst.
Cimarron Petrol.
#1 Kickhoser
SW NW
22-15S-5E
Morris 10/79 1392 2826-2941 ABCK rec. 750' OCSW on dst.
Crude Oil Prod.
#1 Carson
NE NE NW
3-15S-6E
Morris 4/82 1455 2170-2176 MSSP GSO
F.H. Adair Oil
#1 Clark
SW SW NW
7-15S-6E
Morris 3/60 1423 2153-2173 MSSP rec. 50' SOC watery mud on dst.
Anderson-Prichard
#1 Lawrence
SW NE SE
35-15S-7E
Morris 11/59 1414 1328-1355 LANS rec. 450' SGCMW on dst.
G.J. Ablah
#1 Ade
NE SE
17-16S-1E
Dickinson 11/67 1388 2676-2687 MSSP rec. 30' VSO specked mud & 170' MW on dst.
E.K. Carey
#1 Lauxman
SE NW NE
31-16S-1E
Dickinson 2/54 1365 2685 MSSP SSO
Jones & Hill
#1 Lauxman
SE NE NE
31-16S-1E
Dickinson 10/43 1339 2660-2663 MSSP SO
Prout & Ryan(?)
#1 Cosgrove
?
?-16S-2E
Dickinson ? ? 835 ? SO (authors are uncertain this well location is correct)
TGT Petrol.
#1 Sandow
SW SE NE
11-16S-2E
Dickinson 2/76 1288 2373-2379 MSSP rec. 10' OSM on dst.
2373-2407 MSSP rec. 1500' SW w/SO
Lance Hil
#1 Rutz
SW SW NE
8-16S-4E
Dickinson 10/58 1351 2273 MSSP SO
John C. Graves
#1 Floyd
NW SE SE
18-16S-5E
Morris 9/69 1429 2247-2295 MSSP rec. trace free oil, 185' OC watery mud, 340' muddy water on dst.
W.E. Harding
#1 Kind
SW SW NE
18-16S-5E
Morris 1/46 1414 2261 MSSP OS
Chas. Carlock
#1 Miller "B"
W/2 SW SW
18-16S-6E
Morris 11/78 1502 2212-2240 MSSP rec. 125' mud with SSO on dst.
H.E. Geis
#1 L. Geis
SW
33-17S-1E
Marion 6/80 1437 2734 MSSP show dead oil
D.J. Ingling
#1 Heiser
SW SW NE
15-17S-3E
Marion 7/56 1466 2489-2502 MSSP rec. 190'OCM, swbd. SO
Driller's logs
Simcox
#1 Pennwell
NW SE NE
16-3S-3E
Washington 1/32 1409 750-754 PERM SO and gas
Elder and Ward
#1 Stamm
SW SW SW
3-3S-4E
Washington 2/25 1431 755-760 PERM coal with oil
McCole et al.
#1 Schwartz-Foyer
NW NW NE
27-4S-3E
Washington 2/30 1462 1020-1105 PERM SO
Marshall Co. Syndicate
#1 C. Finn
NW NE NE
4-4S-7E
Marshall 5/29 1370 330-340 PERM SO
650-660 PERM OS
1800-1810 MQKT? sand SO (total production at least 5 bbls)
2433-2467 PRE CAM showing
2615-2707 PRE CAM showing
2767-2775 PRE CAM showing ("showings" generally from "bituminous shale")
2778-2815 PRE CAM good showing
2825-2290 PRE CAM showing
2903 PRE CAM gas sand
2907-2960 PRE CAM showing
2995-3010 PRE CAM showing
3015 PRE CAM gas sand
Gypsy
#1 Droll
SE SW NW
2-7S-5E
Riley 1917 1127 540 ? OS
1830 HNTN light OS
(?)
#1 Dixon
SW SW SE
32-7S-11E
Pottawat. ? ? 1995-2000 BRGS oil (authors are uncertain this well location is correct)
Nebraska Oil Co.
#1 Fevier
SW SW SW
19-8S-3E
Clay 12/31 1257 2198-2213 MSSP SO
Olsson & McCole
#1 Anderson
NW SW NW
1-8S-7E
Pottawat. 1/42 1208 745-750 PERM small show gas
Pan American Petrol.
#1 A.J. Lauer
SE NW NW
26-8S-8E
Pottawat. 6/65 1233 904-924 TOP SO
1150-1180 LKC SO
J.B. Petroleum
#1 Cox
SW NW SW
16-9S-7E
Riley 12/68 1342 1717 HNTN light oil
2180 MQKT oil fluor. in mud
2200 VIOL strong SO; vivid spotty color
2282 SMPS streak dead oil stain
Rizar
#1 Myers
NE NW NW
4-10S-4E
Clay 9/35 1137 ~1245 LKC oil & gas
Pawnee O&G
#1 Marks
SW NE NW
26-10S-6E
Riley 12/23 1213 1645 MSSP oil scum
Welton Oil
#1 Thierer
NW NE NW
20-10S-7E
Riley 5/29 1266 815 ? oil sand, gas
1350 ? gas sand
1814 ? SO
2207 SMPS oil
2696 PRE CAM some oil
Dieter
#1 Bennett
SW SW NE
3-11S-1E
Dickinson 12/49 1425 460-472 PERM gas show in cherty lime
Marshall & Hennesy
#1 Danz
NE SE NW
34-11S-4E
Dickinson 10/24 1286 2550-2555 MSNR OS in sand
Kerby & Wright
#1 Kurtze
NL SW SE
18-11S-5E
Geary 6/27 1077 134 ? oil & gas
410 ? OS
457 ? oil & gas showings
630 ? oil & gas showings
1066 ? strong showing of shale oil
1228 ? strong gas & oil show
1500 ? gas show
1909 MSSP? oil & gas show
1924 MSSP? sandy lime-slight rainbow
2227 HNTN? gas showing
2548 VIOL? OS (rainbows in sandy lime)
George F. Johnson, Jr.
#1 Weigel
NE SE NE
1-11S-8E
Riley 4/62 1070 1482-1502 VIOL dense limestone some fluor. no odor, no free oil
Wilson
#1 Rannels
W/2
4-11S-8E
Riley 6/29 1274 1720-1724 ? sand, OS & water
Cities Service
#1 Haylett
SW SE NE
14-11S-8E
Riley 8/59 1279 1678-1717 HNTN "lime"; scattered flecks of oil in dst.
Brandt
#1 Poole
NW NE NE
29-11S-8E
Geary 6/84 1463 1821-1824 MSSP 8 BOPD production
BMG
#1-32 Poole
SW SW SW
32-11S-8E
Geary 12/79 1361 1888-1900 PENN SO
BMG
#1 Kempthorne
SE SE NW
7-11S-9E
Riley 3/78 lill 759-789 DGLS gas?
Sinclair
#1 Stone
SW SW NE
34-12S-2E
Dickinson 5/20 1266 1930-1945 MSSP SO in sand
Junction City
Oil & Mining
#1 Munson
NE NW NW
10-12S-5E
Geary 9/05 1152 -1930 ? light flow of oil followed by water (base of well) which could not be cased-off; well abandoned
Independent Prod.
#1 Jahnke
SW SW NE
21-12S-6E
Geary 3/80 1294 1942-2010 MSSP OS in chert
Pioneer
#1 Chase Ranch
SE SE
10-12S-7E
Geary 3/28 1403 1585 KC OS
2253 HNTN OS, odor of petroleum
Energy Reserves
#1 Herpich
SW SW SW
24-12S-7E
Geary 5/77 1420 1979-1999 MSSP OS
Franks
#1 Huffman
NW SW
11-13S-1E
Dickinson 10/39 1270 2148-2155 CHER gas show in lime
Seevers
#1 Livingood
SE NW
13-13S-2E
Dickinson 6/32 1139 1100-1110 ? OS in lime
4023-4026 PRE CAM OS in sand
Skaer & Skaer
#1 Albrach
?
19-13S-5E
Geary ? 1150(±?) 2285-2290 MSSP OS in sand (authors are not certain this well location is correct)
L.E. Domes et al.
#1 Fechner
SE NW NE
27-13S-8E
Geary 9/34 1496 600-605 PERM OS in sandy shale
688-690 PERM gas show in shale
951-955 ? oil sand
Nordboe
#1 Miller
NW NW NE
14-14S-1E
Dickinson 12/58 1208 2402-2417 BRGS SSO
Alta Vista
#1 Taylor
NE NE SW
5-14S-8E
Morris 2/27 1543 300 PERM gas show in lime
Pendleton
#1 Olson
N/2 N/2 NE
9-14S-8E
Morris 8/80 1512 1880-1901 PENN CG-VIOL dst. rec. oil
Rains & Williams
#1 Boyce
NW NW SW
32-15S-1E
Dickinson 1/84 1371 2656-2662 MSSP rec. mud w/oil specks on dst.
2657-2667 rec. 5' oil on dst.
Vishnefske
#1 Faelber
W/2 NW SW
36-15S-1E
Dickinson 12/56 1271 1785-1819 BRN LM trace SSO
1822-1841 (brown lime is between DGLS & LANS)
Cities Service
#1 Albrecht
NW NE NE
25-15S-4E
Dickinson 2/58 1338 2185-2205 MSSP SOC in dst.
Hall
#1 Dunlap
NE SE NE
31-15S-4E
Dickinson 10/27 1370 2327 MSSP OS
F.G. Holl
#2 Whitehair
NW NW NW
17-15S-5E
Morris 5/59 1337 2163-2183 MSSP dst. w/specks of oil in watery mud
Slim Jim
#1 Kickhafter
SW NE SE
19-15S-5E
Morris 3/31 1372 2194-2200 MSSP OS
Transcontinental
#1 Sellin
NW NW NW
19-15S-5E
Morris 9/20 1372 2140-2205 PENN SO
F.H. Adair Oil
#1 Clark
SW SW NW
7-15S-6E
Morris 3/60 1423 2153-2173 MSSP dst. w/OC watery mud
Trico NE NE NE
6-16S-1E
Dickinson 6/17 ? 2274-2286 ? SO in sand (authors are uncertain this well location is correct)
Trice
#1 Eliason
NW SW NW
6-16S-1E
Dickinson 6/17 2650 1712-1719 LKC? gas show in shale
2274-2286 LKC? light SO in sand
Union
#1 Gypsum Well
SE SSW NW
6-16S-1E
Dickinson ? -1320 2309-2325 PENN? trace of oil in sand
Hill
#1 Woods
NW NW NE
16-16S-1E
Dickinson 4/54 1381 2670-2674 MSSP GSO in lime
Jones & Hill
#1 Lauxman
SE NE NE 31-16S-1E Dickinson 10/43 1365 2660-2663 MSSP SO in MSSP chat
TGT Petrol.
#1 Sandow
SW SE NE
11-16S-2E
Dickinson 2/76 1288 2376-2392 MSSP dst. #1 had oil-specked drilling mud
Prairie Oil
#1 Rumolt
NW SW NE
12-16S-2E
Dickinson 12/29 1278 2410-2415 MSSP oil & gas show in chat
Laudick & Johnson
#1 Cosgrove
SW SE
21-16S-2E
Dickinson 2/21 1457 825-845 ? SO at 835'
ELMO SW SE
21-16S-2E
Dickinson 1920 1454 835 ? SO at 835' in sandy lime
Derby
#1 Balantyne
SE SW SE
18-16S-5E
Morris 3/26 1430 2250-2263 MSSP OS in chat
2268-2285 OS in lime, white, hard
Lithologic logs
Davon
#1 Schaffer
NW NW SW
20-1S-6E
Marshall 4/50 1257 1833 fpqm spots faint oil showing
Texas Company
#1 Murdock
SE SE SW
16-2S-13E
Nemaha 3/49 ? 730 LKC spots dead oil stain
Nemaha O&G
#1 Seneca
NW NW NW
19-3S-11E
Nemaha 3/29 1818 2190 PRE CAM light OS
2142 PRE CAM asphalt
Keewanee
#1 Carlson
NW NW
25-4S-1E
Washington 8/60 1392 1559 TOP spots dark-brown to black earthy gilsonite
Phillips
#1 Helms
SE NE
20-4S-2E
Washington 10/43 1398 2710-2720 VIOL streaked dull-brown oil stain
2730-2740 VIOL streaked dull-brown oil stain
2930-2940 SMPS trace oil stain
2997 ABCK solid hydrocarbon
Keener
#1 Hellor
NW NW NE
36-4S-6E
Marshall 10/60 1266 2983 LANS spotted light brown oil stain?
Venus
#1 Borgerding
SE NE NW
9-4S-7E
Marshall 11/70 1323 2017 SMPS slight oil stain
Shawver-Armour
#1 Weakley
NW NW NE
26-5S-7E
Marshall 12/59 1303 1053 OREAD flaky limestone w/little brown hydrocarbon
Venus
#1 Sedlacek
NW SE SW
31-5S-9E
Marshall 10/70 1402 1828 SMPS trace hydrocarbon
Shawver-Armour
#1 Flanigan
SE SE NE
33-5S-9E
Marshall 12/59 1493 1344 VIOL spotty brown hydrocarbons
1577 SMPS brown hydrocarbon stain?
Venus
#1 Armstrong
NE NE
2-6S-8E
Pottawat. 11/70 1370 1653 VIOL trace light-brown oil stain
1820 VIOL dark gray-black oily shale
Venus
#1 Ryan
SW SE NW
32-6S-9E
Pottawat. 11/70 1497 1825 VIOL some brown-black hydrocarbon
1947 VIOL spotted hydrocarbon
Barnett
#1 Gerardy
SW SW SW
16-7S-3E
Clay 7/75 1500 1277 HEEB gilsonite
Shawver-Armour
#1 Shelter
SW SW
4-7S-8E
Pottawat. 12/59 1427 1427 SMPS fine-grained gilsonite
Venus
#1 McGuire
NW NW SE
12-7S-11E
Pottawat. 10/71 1148 1170 SMPS spotted light-brown oil stain
Polhamus et al.
#1 Hannan
NE NW SW
29-8S-5E
Riley 10/45 1398 2440-2450 HNTN looks oil stained
2555 VIOL asphaltic material
2714 SMPS flakes asphalt
Iseman
#1 Gravenstine
NW NW
21-8S-6E
Riley 1/46 ? 2705 SMPS scattered pieces showing asphaltic oil (authors note scout cards report well drilled by Veeder Sup. & Dev. Co.)
Adair
#1 Stoffer
NE NE SW
1-8S-7E
Pottawat. 10/59 1296 2100 VIOL little brown HC stain?
2185 SMPS brown oil stain?
Jay-Bee
#1 Phillips
SE SE NW
24-8S-7E
Pottawat. 11/68 1364 2308 SMPS VSSO
Pan American Petrol.
#1 A.J. Lauer
SE NW NW
26-8S-8E
Pottawat. 6/65 1233 910-920 HEEB traces of gilsonite
1260-1270 KC trace gilsonite
1380-1390 KC trace gilsonite
McCulloch & Venus Oil
#1 Burgess
SW SE SE
23-8S-10E
Pottawat. 3/71 1082 1380-1400 VIOL spotty brown-black oil and tar stain?
McCulloch & Venus Oil
#1 Ballentine
NE NW
26-8S-10E
Pottawat. 9/71 1193 1450-1470 VIOL spotted oil stain
1520-1540 VIOL oil stain
1550-1560 SMPS very spotty oil stain
Venus Oil
#1 Cox
SE NE
30-8S-10E
Pottawat. 11/70 1254 1630-1640 VIOL slight trace brown oil stain
Pure Oil
#1 Scott
SW SE NE
35-11S-7E
Geary 3/59 1280 1832-1840 BRGS good dark-brown oil stain
Stanolind
#1 Equitable Life
NW NW SE
17-12S-1E
Dickinson 3/44 1329 3285-3300 SMPS OS
Mouser
#1 Langenecker
SW SW NW
34-12S-2E
Dickinson 10150 1267 2300 MSSP spotted dark oil stain
Carter Oil
#1 A.H. Meseke
SE SE NE
29-12S-9E
Wabaunsee 12/49 1346 1881-1900 HNTN faint oil stain; dst. recovered mud w/pin-points of oil
2171 VIOL traces of dark oil stain
Leeward Petrol. Co.
#1 Knight
NE NE
23-13S-3E
Dickinson 5/27 1198 2845-2890 VIOL stringers of dark oil stain in limestone
Skaer & Skaer
#1 Albrach
19-13S-5E Geary ? 1150(±?) 2270-2300 MSSP SO (authors are not certain this well location is correct)
Continental
#1 German
SE SE NW
20-13S-8E
Geary 3/53 1472 2800 VIOL sandy dolomitic limestone w/black oil stain
Continental
#1 Falk
SW SW NW
23-13S-8E
Wabaunsee 1/53 1497 1643-1655 KC spots dark oil stain
L.E. Dornes et al.
#1 Fechner
SE NW NE
27-13S-8E
Geary 9/34 1490 484-488 CGRV gas sand
605-615 PERM oily shale
668-672 PERM gas sand
951-955 ? oil sand
Ingling
#1 Mark
SE SE NE
35-14S-1E
Dickinson 3/56 1219 2433-2440 MSSP spots black solid hydrocarbon in residual chert
Augusta
#1 Eshelman
SE SW NE
21-14S-5E
Morris 8/55 1362 2130-2147 MSSP spots light oil stain in residual chert
Woods
#1 Zahnley
SE SE SW
16-14S-8E
Morris 9/51 1532 649-663 ? gas sand
1850 SMPS dark oil stain in limestone
1902-1911 SMPS black oil stain in sandstone
2050 ABCK spots oil stain in dolomite
Ingling
#1 Bogart
SE SE SW
33-15S-1E
Dickinson 12/54 1341 2628-2645 MSSP dark oil stain in residual chert
Beardmore
#1 Book
SW SW SW
24-15S-2E
Dickinson 7/53 1272 2375-2388 MSSP dead oil stain in residual chert
Cities Service
#1 Albrecht
NW NE NE
25-15S-4E
Dickinson 2/58 1338 2187 MSSP dead oil stain in residual chert
Franks
#1 Nelson
SE SW
6-15S-7E
Morris 7/44 1419 2700-2740 SMPS sandstone in part brown oil stained, in part asphaltic
F.H. Adair Oil
#1 Metcalfe
SE SE NE
34-15S-7E
Morris 8/59 1402 1390 LKNS trace oil stain in limestone
Anderson-Prichard
#1 Lawrence
SW NE SE
35-15S-7E
Morris 11/59 1414 1335-1350 LANS spotty to good oil stain in limestone
Fincher & West
#1 Jones
SW SW SE
10-16S-1E
Dickinson 9/54 1311 2590-2600 MSSP spots dark oil stain in residual chert
Anderson-Prichard
#1 Engle
SE SE SW
24-16S-3E
Dickinson 12/55 1371 2785 MQKT dark oil stain in dolomite
3000-3005 SMPS dead oil stain in sandstone
El Dorado
#1 Keining
NW NW SE
5-16S-4E
Dickinson 6/53 1354 2276 MSSP very slight oil stain in chert
Kramer
#1 Scully
NW NW SE
30-17S-3E
Marion 11/56 1416 2488 MSSP spots dark oil at top of residual chert
Anderson-Prichard
#1 Scully "B"
NE NE SW
2-18S-2E
Marion 12/53 1478 2610 MSSP spots dark oil stain in residual chert
Graves & Appleman
#1 Frick
NE NE NE
16-18S-2E
Marion 5/60 1410 2569-2590 MSSP free oil in chert

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