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IOGsi Week #42, October 17, 2019 Highlights - There were 41 new Kansas drilling permits this past week. The year-to-date total stands at 848 new locations compared to 1,454 a year ago (- 43%).---------- Kansas crude prices dropped slightly by 25¢ /bbl from a week ago (- 0.6%). Kansas Common crude closed the week at $43.50 / bbl, Southcentral Kansas crude $45.25 / bbl, and Eastern Kansas crude $40.75 / bbl. ---------- The total number of active drilling rigs in Kansas (either moving to or on drill sites) declined by one rig from a week ago to 31 (- 14%). A month ago, there were 35 active rigs (- 11%). This same time a year ago, 30 rotary rigs were active in the State (+ 3%). ---------- The Western Ranges of the State account for roughly 77% of all drilling activity.

Raymond Oil Company, Inc., Wichita (KS), has established new Cherokee Sand oil production within the Sandpit North pool in Hodgeman County. The # 2 Frusher, spotted in roughly NW NE NE in section 9- T21s- R23W, is producing an undisclosed amount of crude at site located about ten miles north and two miles east of Jetmore, Kansas. L. D. Drilling & Exploration rotary tools were used to drill the 4645-ft deep well. Ritchie Exploration, Inc., of Wichita, opened the Sandpit North pool earlier this year when their #1 Frusher 9D (SE/4 of section 9) has produced an average of 75 bbls of oil per day from the Mississippian formation during the first five months on production. (ref: API 15-083-21970)

Black Rock Resources LLC, Russell (KS), is producing an undisclosed amount of crude oil from the Lansing - Kansas City formation at the #18-1 Polifka, spotted in approximately SW SW SE in section 18- T13s- R26W, in Gove County. Southwind Drilling tools bottomed the well at a total depth of 4405 ft at site located about ten miles north of the town of Quinter, Kansas. The new pool discovery lies two miles northwest of known oil production in the Lahman oil field, which has produced nearly 48,000 bbls of oil from the LKC formation since its discovery by DNB Drilling in 1984.Black Rock’s new oil field has not been named. (ref: API 15-063-22364)


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Kansas crude, Gas, Rigs 10/17/19

Kansas Crude Posting
Common: $44.25 bbl
So. Central: $46.00 bbl
$41.50 bbl

*Price based on CVR Refining Posting for Kansas Crude

Natural Gas Index

Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co.
Oct: $1.61 MMBtu
Sept: $1.53 MMBtu
Aug: $1.46 MMBtu

Colo. Interstate Gas Co.
Oct: $1.79 MMBtu
Sept: $1.65 MMBut
Aug: $1.76 MMBtu

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Kansas Rig Count
Current: 31
Week ago: 32 (-3%)
Month ago: 35 (-11%)
Year ago: 30 (+3%)

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