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Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data for Arkansas

May 4, 2024

Shallow (300 ft or less) coal exploration drill-hole data from 692 wells located in Arkansas are provided in this data release. The well locations extend over nine Arkansas counties and were drilled between 1975 and 1977, primarily by Phillips Petroleum Company (Phillips). Also included in the dataset are 79 wells drilled by Tenneco. The data were donated to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2001 by the North American Coal Corporation, which purchased the Phillips assets as part of a larger dataset. Under the terms of the agreement with North American Coal Corporation, the data were deemed proprietary until February 2011, a period of 10 years after the donation. The Arkansas data contained in this release were not previously included in USGS Open-File Report Series 2011-1261: Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data -- Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Arkansas data are made publicly available by this report.

Publication Year 2024
Title Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data for Arkansas
DOI 10.5066/P91KAJLI
Authors Natasha (Contractor) B Tagle, Peter D Warwick, Brett J Valentine
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center