Shell pulling up stakes, selling Kansas assets

|By:, SA News Editor

Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is pulling out of Kansas after its exploratory wells didn’t show enough potential to stay, another in a series of departures by major exploration companies that have given up on the Kansas side of the Mississippian Lime foundation.

Shell, which is selling off its 45 producing wells and 600K acres in nine Kansas counties, stopped drilling in July as it reviewed results for its exploratory wells.

Chesapeake (CHK), Encana (ECA) and Apache (APA) have been gone from the state for more than a year, and Midstates Petroleum (MPO) filed its last intent to drill in April.