Geographic Data Set: Oil, Gas, and Other Regulated Wells
Description: This dataset contains locations of oil, gas, storage, solution salt, stratigraphic, and geothermal wells. The Division of Mineral Resources maintains information and data on almost 40,000 wells, categorized under New York State Article 23 Regulated wells. Additional information and data is available online through the Oil and Gas Searchable Database at
  1. The dataset reflects the status of all wells in the Oil and Gas Wells database as of the previous business day.
  2. Wells currently afforded confidential status are plotted but confidential data is redacted.
Available: Statewide
Completion or Most Recent Revision Date: Shapefile updated nightly (Monday - Friday)
Type of Data: Shapefile with a Point Attribute Table
Source of Information: Information from the Oil and Gas Wells database is provided by the Division of Mineral Resources of New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.
Projection and Map Units: NYTM in meters, NAD83 horizontal datum.
Attribute Tables: Items (or Fields) in the Point Attribute Table
Contact: Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500

Documentation Date: 5 May 2014

Usage Notes:

  1. This data has not been field verified, but is expected to be within 100 meters of the actual well location. The data should not be used for precise determination of distances to buildings, property boundaries or other features. It is most useful for determining the general locations of wells.

Attribute Tables

Items (or Fields) in the Point Attribute Table
API_WELLNO 14-Digit API Number
CNTY 3-Digit County Code County Codes
HOLE 5-Digit API Number
SIDETRCK 2-Digit Sidetrack Code
COMPLETION 2-Digit Company Completion Code
PERMIT_ISSUED Permit Issue/Approval Date
DATE_SPUDDED Date Drilling Began on Well
DATE_WELL_COMPLETED Well Completion Date
WELL_TYPE Well Type Well Type Codes
DATE_TOTAL_DEPTH Date Total Depth of Well Reached
WELL_STATUS Well Status Well Status Codes
PRODUCING_NAME Production Field Where Well is Located
PRODUCING_FORMATION Producing Formation For The Well
SURFACE_LATITUDE Latitude (decimal degrees)
SURFACE_LONGITUDE Longitude (decimal degrees)
CONFID Confidential Well Data Confidential Information Codes
MAP_SYMBOL Denotes well type code for mapping. Well Type Codes for Mapping
QUAD USGS Quadrangle
QUADSEC Letter designation of USGS quadrangle section
ELEVATION Feet above sea level
UPDATE DATE Last date record was modified

County Names and Codes
001 Albany 061 New York
003 Allegany 063 Niagara
005 Bronx 065 Oneida
007 Broome 067 Onondaga
009 Cattaraugus 069 Ontario
011 Cayuga 071 Orange
013 Chautauqua 073 Orleans
015 Chemung 075 Oswego
017 Chenango 077 Otsego
019 Clinton 079 Putnam
021 Columbia 081 Queens
023 Cortland 083 Rensselaer
025 Delaware 085 Richmond
027 Dutchess 087 Rockland
029 Erie 089 St. Lawrence
031 Essex 033 Franklin
093 Schenectady 035 Fulton
095 Schoharie 037 Genesee
097 Schuyler 039 Greene
099 Seneca 041 Hamilton
101 Steuben 043 Herkimer
103 Suffolk 045 Jefferson
105 Sullivan 047 Kings
107 Tioga 049 Lewis
109 Tompkins 051 Livingston
111 Ulster 053 Madison
113 Warren 055 Monroe
115 Washington 057 Montgomery
117 Wayne 059 Nassau
119 Westchester 121 Wyoming
123 Yates 091 Saratoga

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Confidential Information Codes
R Confidential information has been Released
Y    Well information is held confidential for 6 months after spud date
E Confidential status has been extended for an additional 18 months
N Well does not have confidential information

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Well Status Codes
AC Active
AR Application Received to Drill/Plug/Convert
CA Cancelled
DC Drilling Completed
DD Drilled Deeper
DG Drilling in Progress
DH Dry Hole
EX Expired Permit
IN Inactive
NR Not Reported on AWR
PA Plugged and Abandoned
PI Permit Issued
PM Plugged Back Multilateral
RE Refunded Fee
RW Released - Water Well
SI Shut-In
TA Temporarily Abandoned
TR Transferred Permit
UN Unknown
UL Unknown Located
UM Unknown Not Found
VP Voided Permit

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Well Type Codes
BR Brine
DH Dry Hole
DS Disposal
DW Dry Wildcat
GD Gas Development
GE Gas Extension
GW Gas Wildcat
IG Gas Injection Well
IW Enhanced Oil Recovery - Injection
LP Liquefied Petroleum Gas Storage
MB Monitoring Brine
MM Monitoring Miscellaneous
MS Monitoring Storage
NL Not Listed
OB Observation Well
OD Oil Development
OE Oil Extension
OW Oil Wildcat
SG Stratigraphic
ST Storage
TH Geothermal
UN Unknown

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Well Type Codes for Mapping (WellST Field in Attribute Table)
CON Confidential
GW Gas Well
GWP Gas Well Plugged
OW Oil Well
OWP Oil Well Plugged
S Storage Well
SP Storage Well Plugged
SM Solution Brine Well
SMP Solution Brine Well Plugged
DH Dry Hole
O Other Well*
OP Other Well Plugged*

*Other includes: Injection, Stratigraphic, Geothermal, and Not Listed well types.
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