Biewick, Laura R.H., 2008, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the State of Illinois Shown as Quarter-Mile Cells: U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado.This is part of the following larger work.
Biewick, Laura R.H., 2008, Areas of Historical Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-069-Q, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado.
This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.
The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.
|Range of values|
|Range of values|
|1||Cell contains at least one productive oil well, but no productive gas wells (green).|
|2||Cell contains at least one productive gas well, but no productive oil wells (red).|
|3||Cell contains at least one productive oil well and at least one productive gas well or one well producing both oil and gas (gold).|
|4||The type of production of the wells located within the cell is unknown, or the wells within the cell had no production (charcoal).|
To aggregate well data into quarter-mile cells, oil and gas well data were run through an Arc Macro Language (AML) program written by L.R.H. Biewick, S. Weiler, and C.C. Skinner.
This Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset was created to display present and past oil and gas production in the United States, as well as the location and intensity of exploratory drilling outside producing areas. This map compilation is an updated version of the USGS map that was published by Mast and others (1998). This product differs from other oil and gas maps of the United States in the following ways: (1) the oil and gas data sources are current as of 2004 through 2006, (2) base cartographic reference data are included, using the USGS National Map and a World Shaded Relief map service from the ESRI geography network, (3) an internet map service is available online, (4) Alaska oil and gas data are included. To construct this map, digital data were used from more than 3 million wells in IHS Inc.'s PI/Dwights PLUS Well Data on CD-ROM, current through 10/1/2005. In some areas, the PI/Dwights data tend not to be complete, particularly for pre-1920 production. IHS data was supplemented with state wells databases for Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio, (current as of 2004 to 2006).
Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), 2006, Illinois State Oil and Gas Wells Database.
The cell locations and cell attributes were visually compared to the hard-copy map: Mast, R.F., Root, D.H., Williams, L.P., Beeman, W.R., and Barnett, D.L., 1998, Areas of historical oil and gas exploration and production in the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Map I-2582, 1 sheet; <http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/oilgas/noga/oilgasmap.htm> and <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/ofr-95-0075-c/>
A visual comparison was made using a sampling of cell locations and cell attributes with well locations and attributes. The horizontal positional accuracy of the Illinois oil and gas well locations is based on well data supplied to the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and is not field verified. The ISGS does not guarantee the validity, accuracy, and completeness of this data.
The cells were defined using the 2006 well data in the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) oil and gas wells GIS data set. The information is based on well data supplied to the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and is not field verified. The ISGS does not guarantee the validity, accuracy, and completeness of this data.
The accuracy of the cells, as created by the Arc Macro Language (AML) program of L.R.H. Biewick, S. Weiler and C.C. Skinner, depends upon the accuracy of the locatable oil and gas wells GIS data layer from the Illinois State Geological Survey. For the USGS map compilation showing Areas of Historical Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the United States, the assumption was made that the data from the Illinois State Geological Survey were of sufficient accuracy for such a national-scale analysis.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
- Access_Constraints: None
- This database should not be distributed in whole or in part without acknowledgement of the Illinois State Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The U.S. Geological survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although this information product, for the most part, is in the public domain, it also contains copyrighted materials as noted in the text. Permission to reproduce copyrighted items for other than personal use must be secured from the copyright owner.
|Data format:||Oil and gas quarter-mile cell geographic features and attribute data in format Shapefile|
|Data format:||Oil and gas quarter-mile cell geographic features and attribute data in format ArcInfo Export File|
|Data format:||A web-based interactive mapping system that accesses an ArcIMS Map Service running on certmapper.cr.usgs.gov. in format Image Map Service (US_Production) (version 9x) ArcIMS Image Map Service|
|Data format:||Contains polygon features depicting oil and gas cells in the State of Illinois in format ArcGIS Geodatabase File (version 9x)|
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