Karst Features

Polygonal Features
Arbuckle Reservoir, Kansas

Reservoir Implications

Relatively small, irregularly shaped fields occur in mature polygonal karst landscapes on the Arbuckle surface in Kansas (Cansler, 2000). These Arbuckle fields are confined to the interdoline highs and have relatively low cumulative production per well.


Cansler (2000) also noted that polygonal karst terrains show strong pressure support from a bottom water drive, and that, in general, infill wells located in areas dominated by polygonal karst experienced relatively high final shut in pressures.




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Last Modified November 2005