Hugoton Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Oxy
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Kansas
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  • Type: Oil & Gas
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  • The Hugoton Field comprises more than 1.4 million net acres in one of the largest natural gas fields in the United States, spanning southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle and eastern Colorado.
  • The average net production from the Hugoton Field properties in 2013 was approximately 110 million cubic feet equivalent per day, of which approximately 30 percent was oil.
  • In addition to natural gas and crude oil, the field contains unusually high concentrations of helium


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  • 1922 - Natural gas was discovered in the Kansas portion of the Hugoton Field
  • 2012 - LINN Energy Announces $1.2 Billion Acquisition of BP's Hugoton Basin Properties
  • 2014 - Occidental announces the sale of the field


  • In the ancient past, the Hugoton natural gas area was low and often covered by seas that repeatedly inundated and retreated from the shallow arm (or embayment) of the deeper Anadarko basin, leaving interbedded deposits of carbonate (limestone and dolomite) and shale
  • Most of the gas is produced from two rock units, the Chase and Council Grove Groups, that were deposited during the Permian Period, about 280 million years ago


  1. Hugoton Geology
  2. EIA, Kansas
  3. LINN Energy Announces $1.2 Billion Acquisition of BP's Hugoton Basin Properties
  4. Occidental Petroleum Announces Sale of Hugoton Field Assets As Part of Company’s Strategic Review

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