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

2015 Oil & Gas Activity in the U.S.

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

Download zip folder for all three files below

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 Oil & Gas Activity in the U.S.

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.