Non Marcellus Shale Horizontal Wells in PA

Did you know that there have been sixty horizontal oil and gas wells drilled in Pennsylvania since 2008 that are not Marcellus Shale wells? Since they are bunched together, I have split them into two separate maps, one for Southwestern Pennsylvania, and another for the northern portions of the state.

Click on the gray compass rose and double carat (^) to hide those menus. For more information on any well, click the “i” button in the blue circle, then any map feature.

4 replies
  1. Matt Kelso
    Matt Kelso says:

    It would not surprise me if the DEP data were wrong, but there isn’t much that I can do about, since that is the only publicly available oil and gas data in the state. At the end of the day, it is in the best interest of everyone to have more reliable data. By the way, anyone who has such data is more than welcome to post it on http://data.fractracker.org/ — all that is required to register for the site is a valid email address. The more metadata that is available to explain where it came from, the better.

  2. notasmartman
    notasmartman says:

    The DEP data is wrong. Most of the wells are directional wells that only deviate a few hundred feet from vertical and I would say many are missing from the map. Topo maps are just as bad. Directional is either not a database option or the wrong information is sometimes entered.

  3. ross
    ross says:

    most of these are permits, not wells.

    i have more data than you, and you’re wrong on half of these. Some are also plugged.

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