Well Pads in the Colorado Plateau

Graphic of wells pads in the Colorado Plateau ecoregion

Detailed Description

Density of oil and gas well pads per km2 in the Colorado Plateau ecoregion (including parts of Utah, Colorado and New Mexico) as counted in 2016. Oil/gas wells are particularly concentrated in this region with ~100,000 abandoned and current wells spanning 60 years of activity. These numbers are dramatically increasing with time.


Image Dimensions: 1700 x 1700

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Location Taken: US