Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Oil and Gas Wells, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54392.

Item Identification

Title: Oil and Gas Wells
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-06-06
Abstract:

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.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Categories environment
ISO 19115 Topic Categories location
ISO 19115 Topic Categories oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Categories structure
ISO 19115 Topic Categories utilitiesCommunication
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category location
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category structure
ISO 19115 Topic Category utilitiesCommunication
None Drilling
None Energy Resources
None Gas
None Natural Resource
None Oil
None Well

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaskan waters
None Atlantic
None Coastal Waters
None Gulf of Mexico
None Pacific
None United States, USA

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: CREDIT: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Atlantic OCS Region, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Texas General Land Office (TX GLO), Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LA DNR), California Department of Conservation (CA DOC), Mississippi Oil and Gas Board (MS OGB), Alabama Department of Natural Resources (AL DNR), Florida Geological Survey (FGS) ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management (OCM), NOAA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 791978
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 791980
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 791979
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 791983
W° Bound: -178.292438
E° Bound: -67.20884
N° Bound: 71.853904
S° Bound: 25.947026

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 791982
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-06-06
Description:

published

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

See access and use constraints information.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794494
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/OilandGasWells.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Oil and Gas Wells

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794495
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 791976
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

Data quality depends largely on the quality of the source data. Please consult the sources listed in the lineage section of this document for additional information. These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Alaska_OCS_wells

CC ID: 791964
Contact Name: Martin Byrne, BOEM, Alaska OCS Region, Geographer
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-07-31
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/Alaska/AK_wells.aspx
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

AllWells_NAD83

CC ID: 791955
Contact Name: Jenny Melgo, California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.consrv.ca.gov/pub/oil/GIS/WellData/AllWells_gis.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

ALWELLS

CC ID: 791953
Contact Name: Eric St. Clair, State of Alabama Oil and Gas Board, Senior GIS Specialist
Citation URL: https://www.ogb.state.al.us/apps/offshore/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Atlantic_wells

CC ID: 791963
Contact Name: Branch Chief, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-03-02
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/BSEE-Atlantic-Wells.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

DEP_permitted_OG_wells_2010_v2

CC ID: 791952
Contact Name: Brian Clark, FDEP, FGS, GIS Analyst
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 0210-12-31
Citation URL: http://geodata.dep.state.fl.us/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Federal and State Waters

CC ID: 791957
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-04-11
Source Contribution:

State and Federal waters within the Economic Exclusion Zone of the United States feature class. Used to assign State attribute information.

MS_WellsfromAL

CC ID: 791958
Contact Name: Eric St. Clair, State of Alabama Oil and Gas Board, Senior GIS Specialist
Citation URL: https://map.ogb.state.al.us/ogbmaps/rest/services/CMP/NaturalResources/MapServer
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

OGB_Wells

CC ID: 791954
Contact Name: Steve Walker, Mississippi Automated Resource Information System, GIS Operations Manager
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.maris.state.ms.us/statewide.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Oil_Gas_Wells

CC ID: 791959
Contact Name: David Elfert, Louisiana DNR, Office of Conservation
Citation URL: http://sonris-www.dnr.state.la.us/gis/agsweb/IE/JSViewer/index.html?TemplateID=181
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

OilGasPlatformWell_TGLO_Waters

CC ID: 791956
Contact Name: Alex Sanders, Texas General Land Office
Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Pacific_wells_040715

CC ID: 791962
Contact Name: Branch Chief, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-04-12
Citation URL: http://boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/Pacific-files/Pacific-Wells.aspx
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

TexasStateWellsfromTIMS

CC ID: 791960
Contact Name: Christine Taylor, US Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Strategic Resources, Lead Physical Scientist, Geospatial Services Division
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-01-01
Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Well

CC ID: 791961
Contact Name: Branch Chief, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-03-02
Citation URL: https://www.data.bsee.gov/Mapping/Files/Well.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 791965
Description:

Use the Find Identical Tool and visual comparison of the resulting records' API numbers to eliminate duplicate well records.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 05:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 791966
Description:

Add State attribute to the OilGasWells feature class. Using the FederalAndStateWaters feature class, assigned the appropriate labels.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-15 07:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 791967
Description:

Export attribute table to stand-alone table. Call it OilGasWells_Table.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 06:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 791968
Description:

Utilize source code definitions and crosswalks described below to populate final attributes as needed. "Source" attribute crosswalk (Final domain ..... Source domains) Permanently abandoned ..... Permanently abandoned, Plugged and abandonded, Junked and abandoned Temporarily abandoned ..... Temporarily abandoned, Temporarily abandoned (oil and gas shows), Temporarily abandoned (old well worked over) Application for permit to drill ..... Application for permit to drill, Permitted, New Drilling active ..... Drilling active, Active Drilling suspended ..... Drilling suspended, Suspended well, Temporarily inactive, Idle Cancelled ..... Cancelled, Permit expired Shut In ..... Shut in, Shut in (dry hole), Shut in (productive) Dry and abandoned ..... Dry and abandoned, Dry and plugged Other ..... Buried, Unknown, Orphan well, Water (no product specified) Production ..... Producing, Active producing, Oil/Gas multiple producer, Oil/Gas producer, Active *in CA DOC sourced data* Worked over ..... Dry and abandoned (well worked over), Gas/Oil producer (old well worked over), Junked and abandoned (old well worked over), Old well worked over, Well worked over, Conversion to oil/gas Injection ..... Active injection Borehole complete ..... Borehole complete, Reverted to single completion Borehole sidetracked ..... Borehole sidetracked, Plugged back, Approved sidetrack ..... Approved sidetrack Bypass ..... Bypass Core test well ..... Core test well "Type" attribute crosswalk (Final domain ..... Source domains) Exploratory ..... Exploratory, Wildcat discovery Relief ..... Relief Development ..... Development, Development well oil/gas, Successful outpost extension, Oil, Gas, Unknown product, No product specified, Dry gas, Liquid gas Core test ..... Core test Stratigraphic test ..... S *in BSEE/BOEM sourced data" Cancelled ..... Cancelled Dry hole ..... Dry hole, Wildcat dry, Development well dry Other ..... Water disposal, Gas disposal, Gas storage, Suspended well Non operation ..... Non operation Service ..... Service, S *in non-BSEE/BOEM sourced data*, Pressure maintenance, Cyclic steam, Steam flood, Water flood, Water source, Air injector

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 03:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 791969
Description:

Delete superfluous attributes (such as depth, permit date, soil type, etc.) from all layers. Add attributes as need to match desired final schema.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 02:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 791970
Description:

Remove all features located on land (clip to shoreline established in FederalAndStateWaters) from files sourced from state agencies. Also delete well records with "bad data" or "unable to locate" in attribution.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 01:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 791971
Description:

Project all layers into WGS_1984_World_Mercator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 791972
Description:

Again using the Find Identical Tool, assign geographically coincident well records the same Match_ID number.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 05:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 791973
Description:

Merge all layers together. Call the new file OilGasWells.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 04:00:00

Process Step 10

CC ID: 791974
Description:

Delete all attributes from OilGasWells feature class. Use Delete Identical tool to find and delete records with duplicate Match_ID numbers.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 07:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Oil and Gas Wells (GIS Attribute Table)
Entity (ENT) Oil and Gas Wells (flat table)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54392
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-02 13:44+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27