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Hydraulic fracturing is active in Kansas. Many wells have been drilled in the state using the horizontal drilling technique. Kansas does regulate hydraulic fracturing and requires that companies disclose the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid along with surface pipe regulations, production casing regulations, well-cementing requirements, well spacing requirements, and permitting of the injection wells used for disposal of flowback water. Some attribute the increase in earthquakes in the state over the past several years to activity from hydraulic fracturing and the state created a task force to study induced seismicity. A lot of fracking occurs in the Mississippian Shale.
The Kansas Corporation Commission is responsible for overseeing fracking activities in the state.
Provides access to information about intent to drill, oil operators in the state, approved notices of transfer, dockets, plugged wells, well logs, and production.
FAQ on Injection Wells
Answers frequently asked questions about injection wells in the state.
FAQ on Oil and Gas
Answers frequently asked questions on oil and gas activities in the state, including hydraulic fracturing.
Provides information on induced seismicity caused by oil and gas exploration in the state.
Provides access to oil and gas maps.
Oil and Gas Forms
Provides access to oil and gas forms.
Oil and Gas Statutes
Links to the Kansas legislature and the oil and gas statutes in effect.
Rules and Regulations
Provides access to relevant oil and gas rules and regulations.