Oil and Gas Wells

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This dataset contains surface locations of oil and gas wells located in the waters surrounding the United States and associated territories. This feature class is intended for use with the accompanying table titled Oil and Gas Wells (Table). It was necessary to separate the data into an feature class and table because some wells have more than one well record associated with it, each identified by a unique API (American Petroleum Institute) number. These diverging paper trails are often due to co-leasee relationships between multiple operators. Because one geospatial point feature can represent multiple wells, the accompanying table should be joined to this feature in a one-to-many relationship to ensure all data is displayed correctly and completely.These data were retrieved from many different State and Federal Government sources, and there was great diversity of attribution, quality and recency among the sources. This resulting dataset represents the best possible effort to create a temporally relevant data collection with a unified schema appropriate for the intended audience. All users are encouraged to visit the source agencies websites listed in the attributes for the most updated and complete records on individual wells and specific areas of interest. It may also be helpful to consult the lineage section of this document for additional information on each data source.

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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 October 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 6, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 6, 2018 (publication)
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Bbox East Long -67.20884
Bbox North Lat 71.853904
Bbox South Lat 25.947026
Bbox West Long -178.292438
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54392
Harvest Object Id c6622373-0a8b-4d14-881b-20a23fd15bc1
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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