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Instructions for Using the On Line Searchable Database

The online searchable database is a very user friendly program and can be used to conduct both simple and complex searches.

1. Select Wells Data to begin your search.

Photo of Wells Data Screen, where you will begin your search

2. Select your search criteria. Use the pull down next to API Number to select your search criteria.

Photo of select your search criteria screen. API Well number pull down.

3. To find all new permit applications after a certain date, enter Permit Application Date is Greater Than or Equal to, and the date that you would like to search from. Enter Permit Application Date is Greater Than or Equal to 1/1/year to find all permit applications filed during a specific year. Click the submit button.

Build Search Screen. Select Permit application date.

4. View Results. By selecting the View Map hyperlink a new window will open to Google Maps showing the well location along with latitude and longitude. The results from your query can be saved to your computer as either an Excel spreadsheet (xls) or as a comma separated value file (csv) by clicking the appropriate Export button at the bottom of the results screen. Clicking a hyperlink in the Company Name column will provide contact information for the company.

Wells Data Search. Results Screen


View Map hyperlink. Shows well location with latitude and longitude
Map Hyperlink


Company Name Hyperlink. View company data.
Company Name Hyperlink


How to search for more specific information - utilize the AND button.

1. Select Wells data to begin your search.

Photo of Wells Data Screen, where you will begin your search

2. Select your search criteria. To find all Permits filed in 2009 that target a specific geologic formation, select Permit Application Date is Greater Than or Equal to 1/1/2009. Click the AND button.

Build Search Screen. Select Permit application date. Click the and button.

3. Select your next set of search criteria. To find all permits applied for in 2009 for the Marcellus formation, select Objective Formation equals Marcellus. Hit the submit button.

Build Search Screen. Select Permit application date and objective formation

4. View Results.

Wells Data Search. Results Screen

How to search by Submitted Applications and a specific County.

1. Select Wells Data to begin your search.

Photo of Wells Data Screen, where you will begin your search

2. Select your search criteria. To find all Permits filed in 2009 in a specific county, select Permit Application Date is Greater Than or Equal to 1/1/2009. Click the AND button.

Build Search Screen. Select Permit application date.

3. Select your next set of criteria. To find all permits applied for in 2009 in Allegany County, select County equals Allegany. Click the Submit Button.

Build Search Screen. Select Permit application date and County

4. View Results

Wells Data Search. Results Screen