US state unveils an online oil and gas mapping tool

US state unveils an online oil and gas mapping tool

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Pennsylvania: The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Pennsylvania, has announced a new online online oil and gas mapping tool on its website. “We understand how important it is for Pennsylvanians to have access to as much information as possible about the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. For this reason, DEP created this easy-to-use tool to promote knowledge sharing, increase transparency and provide convenient access to well data,” said Chris Abruzzo, DEP Secretary.

The online mapping tool displays the location of wells across Pennsylvania and allows users to search and view specific types of wells by county, such as conventional gas, unconventional gas, oil or coal bed methane wells. Users are also able to filter search results based on the status of the well by selecting active, plugged or abandoned. After search filters are applied, users will have the ability to view wells via satellite photo view, topographic map view or animated map view. Once an individual well is selected, the mapping tool will display relevant data about the well, such as the operator name, well permit number, location information such as county and township, and name of the well. Users will also be able to click the well permit number to view the production and waste data reported for the selected well.

Source: Northcentralpa