Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the United States Shown as Quarter-Mile Cells

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2018

A cells polygon feature class was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to illustrate the degree of exploration, type of production, and distribution of production in the United States. Each cell represents a quarter-mile square of the land surface, and 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 well information was initially retrieved from IHS Inc.'s PI/Dwights PLUS Well Data on CD-ROM, which is a proprietary, commercial database containing information for most oil and gas wells in the U.S. Cells were developed as a graphic solution to overcome the problem of displaying proprietary well data. No proprietary data are displayed or included in the cell maps. The data are current through 10/1/2005.

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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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Dates

Metadata Date December 19, 2007
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2008 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Thumbnail view of oil and gas cells in the contiguous United States

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 19, 2007
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2018
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 database may not be distributed in whole or in part without acknowledgement of IHS Energy, Inc., 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
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Thumbnail view of oil and gas cells in the contiguous United States
Graphic Preview File https://certmapper.cr.usgs.gov/data/noga00/natl/graphic/uscells05g.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
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Harvest Object Id a5051660-91fd-4047-9c52-8eba6bad9c3c
Harvest Source Id 34ce571b-cb98-4e0b-979f-30f9ecc452c5
Harvest Source Title DOI CKAN Harvest Source
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.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester true
Temporal Extent Begin 1859-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2005-01-01

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