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Subdivisions in the Mid-­Continent Mississippian Horizontal Play in Kansas

Preston Doll
Geosciences, Oklahoma State University, 820 S. Hall, Stillwater, OK 74074
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The principle objective of this study is to determine subdivisions within the Mid-Continent Mississippian Horizontal Play in Kansas to more easily define the play. The high variability of the Mississippian in Kansas caused by the regional unconformity at the top of the Mississippian and the truncation of the Mississippian against the Central Kansas Uplift warrants the subdividing of the play. Thus far there have been three distinct divisions identified and defined by their locations and trends in production. There have also been three additional divisions that have been identified but require more data to refine the division. The eventual release of well cuttings, cores, and well logs will allow for a more complete analysis of the geology.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90182©2013 AAPG/SEG Student Expo, Houston, Texas, September 16-17, 2013