Kansas Geological Foundation

Affiliate Society
of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (A.A.P.G.)

Library Hours:
8:30 - 4:30
Monday - Friday

212 N. Market
Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202


Fax: 316.265.1013

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Rebecca Radford, Manager
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Kansas Geological Society & Library

Kansas Geological Society Library

The KGS Library has the most complete collection of oil and gas well data for the State of Kansas and surrounding areas. Donated by industry since 1923.

Robert F. Walters Digital Geological Library has 2,229,095 digital documents and logs available. See the count by county.

Kansas Geological Society

The Kansas Geological Society (KGS) is composed of geological professionals from across the country. The Society hosts many educational lectures and social functions and maintains a library of geological data.

The Kansas Geological Society & Library is located in Wichita, in the Landmark Square Building, just north of the corner of Market and First Street.

Bulletin: July - August 2015
Bulletin: May - June 2015

KGS Golf Tournament

Monday, July 13, 2015

Click here for registration info

KGS Library Will Be Closed

Friday, July 3rd

Happy 4th!

AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting

Early Bird Registration Ends July 31st

Register Now at:     http://aapgmcs.org/section-meetings/2015


Links to videos on Horizontal Drilling






Robert F. Walters Digital Geological Library

Version 1.3

LAS Files Now Available on Walters Digital Library

over 14,000 LAS files have been added to the database

5/1/2015: East Range Log Files & Plotted Geo's Scanned

click here for map-Well Logs

click here for map - Plotted Geos

  Notice:  12/13/13.  A solution to the IE Version 11 issue:   Go to "Tools". Click "Compatibility View Settings" 
   In the box "Add this website" it should be:  Kgslibrary.com.  Click Add, then close - You should now see the list of wells and associated data in the Walters Digital Library


  Notice!!   Update 1:00 PM 12-4-13  IE version 11 is causing some problems with seeing the list of wells. We suggest using Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser.  No known issues with Mozilla.  This is a free download; www.mozilla.org.  Once you download Mozilla, while in that browser, go update Adobe Flash Player.  http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

If it's been a year since you signed the User Agreement, you will be required to sign it again. This will come up once per year.

**** Notice IE Users ****

Regarding the issues many of you are experiencing:  there is a bug in the latest security patch for IE 11which came out on July 8th.  Microsoft will fix with it's next Security Patch but that won't happen until August 5th.  Until then, we strongly suggest you not use IE ver. 11.  
Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome work great!


PRINTING SOLUTION: If you are having trouble printing multi-paged log downloads, try using Schlumberger's BlueView software.

Please be our guest! 

You can log into the Robert F. Walters Digital Library by using guest as a username and guest as a password. 

This will allow you to see the digital and paper database of the Kansas Geological Society.  If you want to order from us, just give us a call at 316-265-8676.

Search Wells with News Since mm/dd/yyyy

We recently improved the performance of this feature. In the Search Wells form, you can enter a date in the "News" field. This filters the wells to include only wells that have new or updated data or documents since the date you supplied. Please give it a try and send us your suggestions.

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Great Tip for Previewing Images

Thanks go out to Rocky Milford for realizing this cool thing is possible. When previewing images, and enlarging the contents of the screen by holding down the Control key and rotating the mouse wheel, all open windows are affected. It is possible in FireFox to restrict the enlargement to a single window - for example, the pop-up Preview window. Doing so requires changing an obscure default preference in FireFox. Instructions are on the FAQ  page.

System Requirements for the Digital Library

FireFox on Windows is the recommended browser. Adobe Flash plug-in must be installed on your browser (and a red "X" below the Search Wells form, where you expect to see a list of wells returned from your search, indicates Flash is missing). A PDF reader such as Adobe Reader is required if you wish to view documents in PDF format. (Flash and Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free from Adobe's website.) Software that can read TIF files, such as IrfanView or PhotoShop, is required if you wish to view documents in TIF format. A screen resolution of 1024 pixels wide or higher is recommended. You can change the screen resolution in Windows at Start, Control Panel, Display, Settings (use the slider). Internet Explorer 7 has a known bug that is best dealt with by upgrading to a newer version. Internet Explorer 8 may request to be run in "compatability mode" which you may accept. On 64-bit machines, the software must be run in a 32-bit browser because Flash does not yet support 64-bit.