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These well locations were derived from historical mine maps known as the WPA, Ksheet, and Hsheet collections. These locations are provided for informational purposes only and should not be sole means of decision making and are in no way a substitute for actual on the ground observation. In 1859, the United States’ first commercial oil well was drilled in Venango County, Pennsylvania. In the 150 years subsequent to this, an unknown number of oil and gas wells have been drilled in the state. A current estimate by the Independent Petroleum Association of America places that number at approximately 325,000. Of those 325,000 wells, over 200,000 are still unaccounted for. As these wells are found and verified, they are cataloged in the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Abandoned and Orphan Well database to facilitate plugging. There are currently over 8,200 wells listed in this database (2013). With so many unknown oil and gas wells scattered across Pennsylvania and the environmental threats that they pose, identification remains a vital component of DEP’s Oil and Gas Program. Currently, the DEP, Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations is involved in many projects dealing with historic and active mine map restoration and geo-referencing. These maps, which vary in age, not only contain information on historic mine locations, but also oil and gas locations. Through collaboration between the Bureau of Mining Programs and the Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management, potential oil and gas well locations were assembled using three mine map collections. These collections include the WPA mine map collection, Ksheets collection, and the Hsheets collection. From these sources, over 30,000 potential historic oil and gas well locations were derived. The Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management is constantly looking for historic sources to help locate oil and gas wells in the state that remain unaccounted for. This particular dataset was created using georeferenced mine maps of various/unknown accuracy and various/unknown coordinate systems to various base maps, including but not limited to USGS topographic maps and PAMAP aerial photography. The locations were then digitized using the georeferenced mine maps. These locations are provided for informational purposes only and should not be sole means of decision making and are in no way a substitute for actual field observations. 

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • ID
    Number
  • MAP_ID
    Text
    {"value"=>"WPA18737", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA17719", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA17710", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA17703", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA17699", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA17697", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA12808", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA12805", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA12802", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WPA12798", "count"=>1} ()
  • TYPE
    Text
    {"value"=>"Oil Well", "count"=>13090} (), {"value"=>"Gas Well", "count"=>9796} (), {"value"=>"Well, No Record", "count"=>3189} (), {"value"=>"Dry Hole", "count"=>2367} (), {"value"=>"Abandoned Gas Well", "count"=>1147} (), {"value"=>"Abandoned Oil Well", "count"=>432} (), {"value"=>"Oil & Gas Well", "count"=>403} (), {"value"=>"Other", "count"=>79} (), {"value"=>"Abandoned Oil & Gas Well", "count"=>24} ()
  • LONGITUDE
    Number
    -80.51956 to -78.59501
  • LATITUDE
    Number
    39.71151 to 41.31682
  • MAPNAME
    Text
    {"value"=>"WPA Carnegie 4 Pittsburgh.tif", "count"=>694} (), {"value"=>"WPA Foxburg 7 Clarion.tif", "count"=>594} (), {"value"=>"WPA Zelienople 9 Surface.tif", "count"=>528} (), {"value"=>"WPA Butler 3 Surface.tif", "count"=>449} (), {"value"=>"WPA Carnegie 7 Pittsburgh.tif", "count"=>442} (), {"value"=>"WPA Foxburg 4 Clarion.tif", "count"=>440} (), {"value"=>"WPA Butler 7 Surface.tif", "count"=>417} (), {"value"=>"WPA Pittsburgh 8 Pittsburgh.tif", "count"=>397} (), {"value"=>"WPA Foxburg 1 Clarion.tif", "count"=>354} (), {"value"=>"WPA Carnegie 2 Pittsburgh.tif", "count"=>347} ()
  • COUNTY_NAME
    Text
    {"value"=>"Allegheny", "count"=>7428} (), {"value"=>"Washington", "count"=>5972} (), {"value"=>"Butler", "count"=>5452} (), {"value"=>"Greene", "count"=>3373} (), {"value"=>"Armstrong", "count"=>2221} (), {"value"=>"Westmoreland", "count"=>1780} (), {"value"=>"Beaver", "count"=>1673} (), {"value"=>"Clarion", "count"=>1187} (), {"value"=>"Lawrence", "count"=>643} (), {"value"=>"Venango", "count"=>403} ()
  • MUNICIPALITY
    Text
    {"value"=>"CECIL, TWP", "count"=>1434} (), {"value"=>"SOUTH FAYETTE, TWP", "count"=>869} (), {"value"=>"NORTH FAYETTE, TWP", "count"=>686} (), {"value"=>"MOUNT PLEASANT, TWP", "count"=>666} (), {"value"=>"BUFFALO, TWP", "count"=>581} (), {"value"=>"RICHLAND, TWP", "count"=>543} (), {"value"=>"PENN, TWP", "count"=>538} (), {"value"=>"ALLEGHENY, TWP", "count"=>529} (), {"value"=>"ROBINSON, TWP", "count"=>487} (), {"value"=>"WASHINGTON, TWP", "count"=>484} ()
  • COMMENT_
    Text
    {"value"=>" ", "count"=>29529} (), {"value"=>"Pumper", "count"=>45} (), {"value"=>"Unknown Symbol", "count"=>38} (), {"value"=>"Pumper Located by S.P.O. Co", "count"=>25} (), {"value"=>"Abandoned", "count"=>18} (), {"value"=>"Located by S.P.O. Co", "count"=>18} (), {"value"=>"Greensboro Gas Co.", "count"=>17} (), {"value"=>"Unknown Spot w/ Border", "count"=>9} (), {"value"=>"Aband.", "count"=>8} (), {"value"=>"Proposed", "count"=>8} ()
  • PASDA_LINK
    Text
    {"value"=>"ftp://data1.commons.psu.edu/pub/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/WPA_Maps/", "count"=>26811} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/K_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_KSHT_UMM_2000_K5925_1.zip", "count"=>113} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5289.zip", "count"=>54} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5100.zip", "count"=>52} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5060.zip", "count"=>49} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5432.zip", "count"=>43} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5059.zip", "count"=>43} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5079.zip", "count"=>42} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5431.zip", "count"=>41} (), {"value"=>"ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/minemaps/Map_Repository/Other_Collections/H_Sheet_Collection/SID_Images/geor_HSHT_UMM_100_H5387_2_B.zip", "count"=>36} ()
  • SHAPE
    Number

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