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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 44 (1960)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 742

Last Page: 751

Title: Developments in North Mid-Continent in 1959

Author(s): Walter H. Martz, Jr. (2)


During 1959 there were 161 new-field and new-pool discoveries in Kansas. Of this number, 137 were oil discoveries, 22 were gas discoveries, and 2 were discoveries of both oil and gas. In addition there were 32 discoveries of deeper production in previously producing pools and 4 discoveries of shallower production. Of the total new discoveries, 31 were in the new-field category; the remainder were classified as new-pool discoveries.

Kansas produced 119,473,875 bbls. of oil; 5,543,983 bbls. of natural gasoline and LPG; and 595,244,836 MCF of natural gas in 1959.

No successful wildcats were recorded in Iowa or Nebraska (east of the 98th Meridian). There were 2 successful new-field wildcats recorded in Missouri.

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