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Downloadable Well Data

The Division of Mineral Resources maintains a data management system on wells regulated under the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law (OGSML). To assist the Division in the regulation of wells subject to the OGSML, a database of the wells was created in the early 1980s and upgraded in 1998. This is primarily a regulatory database. The data is created and maintained for the use of the Division, and as such, is covered by a disclaimer regarding its use.

Searchable On-Line Database

The Division of Mineral Resources maintains information on over 40,000 wells. The majority of this information is available through the Oil and Gas Searchable Database. This database system provides information on well status, well location, well depth, well owners and operators, registered drillers, pluggers, and companies that provide financial security instruments. The searchable database also provides information on well production. Standard reports, including registered operators, pluggers and drillers, are available, as well as a 90-day look-back on drilling permits issued.

Downloads from this system should be limited to roughly 800 records. If you attempt to download the entire database, the system will time out. If your query results in more than 800 records, consider downloading the csv file described below.

Mapping Application

The Division of Mineral Resources offers an on-line mapping application of the wells and mines in our database. The records are refreshed nightly. Links to information on the mines and well sites are available through this application.

Well Data Files in CSV Format

The Division of Mineral Resources offers a file in Comma Separated Values format (.csv) that is updated nightly. The file includes all the wells (2.20 MB) in the Division of Mineral Resources' oil and gas well database.

The downloadable zipped file should be saved to your local computer and opened using an "unzip" program. Once unzipped, there will be two files; wellspublic.csv and OilandGasMetadata.html. Wellspublic.csv can be opened with excel or a database program, and OilandGasMetadata.html (the metadata) will open in a web browser. If you are looking to download the entire database (>40,000 wells). you should use this system in lieu of the Searchable Database.

Geospatial Well Information

The latitude and longitude are in the NAD83 datum. Longitudinal values are negative (-) to reflect the correct geographical coordinate quadrant. Not all well locations have been field-verified but should be within 100 meters of the actual well location. The location data should not be used for precise determination of distances to buildings, property boundaries, or other features. It is most useful for determining general locations of wells. Please review the disclaimer on the data provided by the NYSDEC Divison of Mineral Resources.


More about Downloadable Well Data:

  • Instructions for Using the On Line Searchable Database - Instructions for Using the On-Line Searchable Database to Locate Drilling Applications
  • Documentation on Data Files - The accompanying file, welldos.exe, consists of data from the Division of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas database. It includes selected records, in the database, of wells that have been drilled. Some well records contain confidential information which has been removed.
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