34 states with active drilling activity in US map

2016 U.S. Oil & Gas Activity

Based on data from 2014-2015, 34 states saw drilling activity, amounting to approximately 1.2 million facilities across the U.S. – from active production wells, to natural gas compressor stations, to processing plants.

Map last updated: Fall 2016

The article that accommodates this map can be found here.

FracTracker map of the density of wells by U.S. state as of 2015

2015 U.S. Oil & Gas Activity

There are ~1.7 million active oil and gas wells in the U.S. This map includes both conventional and unconventional (e.g. fracking) wells.

Map last updated: August 2015

The article that accommodates this map can be found here.

2015 Data Layers

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Name:  US Oil and Gas Wells (Part 1)
Date:  May, 2015
Source:  Various state regulatory agencies, FracTracker Alliance
Notes:  This layers contains active (drilled but not plugged) oil and gas wells in following state:  AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY. Well data for Texas (n=291,835) is available, however, it must be purchased, and can therefore not be redistributed. The data download is accompanied by a text file that includes all regulatory agency names and website addresses.  

Name:  US Oil and Gas Wells (Part 2)
Date:  May, 2015
Source:  Various state regulatory agencies, FracTracker Alliance
Notes:  This layers contains active (drilled but not plugged) oil and gas wells in following state:  AR, IL, KS, LA, MO, ND, NE, OK and SD. The data download is accompanied by a text file that includes all regulatory agency names and website addresses.  
 
Name:  US Oil and Gas Wells (Part 3)
Date:  May, 2015
Source:  Various state regulatory agencies, FracTracker Alliance
Notes:  This layers contains active (drilled but not plugged) oil and gas wells in following state:  AK, AL, FL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MS, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA and WV. The data download is accompanied by a text file that includes all regulatory agency names and website addresses.  

2014 U.S. Oil & Gas Activity

There are over 1.1 million active oil and gas wells in the U.S. This map includes both conventional and unconventional (e.g. fracking) wells.

Map last updated: February 2014

The article that accommodates this map can be found here.