10 states provide oil and gas well-level data on new EIA website

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released to the public the National Oil and Gas Gateway, a website with oil and natural gas well data from multiple states. The website was developed as a collaboration between the EIA, the Groundwater Protection Council and its members states and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas, part of the Office of Fossil Energy.

The well-level data on the website is updated monthly by participating states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia. The website is open to all states that produce oil and natural gas.

Website users can access the following data:

  • Well location, name, API number and operator
  • Well status, type, depth and drilling orientation
  • Well production, injection, disposition and completion data
  • FracFocus chemical disclosure reports on hydraulic fracturing

Data is available as a map, datasheet or dashboard. The map shows the location of the wells and allows users to apply filters by drawing areas on the map. The datasheet includes well data in a spreadsheet, allowing users to aggregate, sort and compare wells. The dashboard has custom charts that can be downloaded.

The website combines publicly available oil and natural gas data “into a common framework with consistent definitions,” according to the EIA. Before the website, this data “was only available on individual state websites or in aggregate in commercial databases.” Only states can modify the data on the website, and the source for all data on the website is each state agency’s website.

Click here to access the National Oil and Gas Gateway.