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Aggregated Oil and Natural Gas Drilling and Production History of the United States

September 28, 2022

This data release provides several datasets that provide an overview of oil and gas well history and production of the United States, from 1817 to September 1, 2022. Well history data is aggregated into 1- and 10-mile squares indicating the total number of wells and counts of wells classified as oil, gas, dry, injection, hydraulically fractured, and/or horizontal wells. Well history is also binned into layers based on 1-year increments from a well's spud date (date well started drilling). Production data is aggregated in 2- and 10-mile squares that sums the total production of oil, gas, and water volumes. Production data is also binned into layers based on 1-year increments to reflect the year of production. These aggregations are compiled from data from IHS Markit, which is a proprietary, commercial database. No proprietary data is contained in this release.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Aggregated Oil and Natural Gas Drilling and Production History of the United States
DOI 10.5066/P9UIR5HE
Authors Christopher C Skinner, Robert F Miller, Scott A Kinney, Nicholas J Gianoutsos, Gregory Gunther, Chilisa M Shorten
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Central Energy Resources Science Center