Map service: United States Oil and Gas Production 2008

Metadata Updated: November 27, 2019

This map service displays present and past oil and gas production in the United States, as well as the location and intensity of exploratory drilling outside producing areas. To construct this map, digital data were used from more than 3 million wells in IHS Inc.'s PI/Dwights PLUS Well Data on CD-ROM, current through 10/1/2005. In some areas, the PI/Dwights data tend not to be complete, particularly for pre-1920 production. IHS data was supplemented with state wells databases for Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio, (current as of 2004 to 2006). Because of the proprietary nature of many of these databases, the area of the United States was divided into cells one quarter-mile square and the production information of each well is aggregated in each cell. No proprietary data are displayed or included in the cell maps. The cells are coded to represent whether the wells included within the cell are predominantly oil-producing, gas-producing, both oil and gas-producing, or the type of production of the wells located within the cell is unknown or dry. The cell attributes also contain the latitude and longitude values of the center-cell coordinates.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date June 18, 2009
Metadata Created Date May 1, 2019
Metadata Updated Date November 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2008 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 18, 2009
Metadata Created Date May 1, 2019
Metadata Updated Date November 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2008 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Central Energy Resources Team (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: This map service may not be distributed in whole or in part without acknowledgement of IHS Energy, Inc., the State Geological Surveys, and the U.S. Geological Survey., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -67.202642
Bbox North Lat 71.861587
Bbox South Lat 19.440480
Bbox West Long -178.309436
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Licence Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The U.S. Geological survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although this information product, for the most part, is in the public domain, it also contains copyrighted materials as noted in the text. Permission to reproduce copyrighted items for other than personal use must be secured from the copyright owner.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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