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1995 National Oil and Gas Assessment 1/4-Mile Cells within the Uinta - Piceance Basin Province

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
1995 National Oil and Gas Assessment 1/4-Mile Cells within the Uinta - Piceance Basin Province
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Denver, Colorado
Publisher: USGS Central Energy Team
Online_Linkage: <http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/oilgas/noga/>
Description:
Abstract:
Cell maps for each oil and gas play were created by the USGS as a method for illustrating the degree of exploration, type of production, and distribution of production in a play or province. Each cell represents a quarter-mile square of the land surface, and the cells are coded to represent whether the wells included within the cell are predominantly oil-producing, gas-producing, both oil and gas-producing, or dry. The well information was initially retrieved from the Petroleum Information (PI) Well History Control System (WHCS), which is a proprietary, commercial database containing information for most oil and gas wells in the U.S. Cells were developed as a graphic solution to overcome the problem of displaying proprietary WHCS data. No proprietary data are displayed or included in the cell maps. The data from WHCS were current as of December 1990 when the cell maps were created in 1994.
Purpose:
The purpose of the cell map is to display the exploration maturity, type of production, and distribution of production in quarter-mile cells in each of the oil and gas plays and each of the provinces defined for the 1995 U.S. National Oil and Gas Assessment.
Supplemental_Information:
Oil and gas plays within province 20 (Uinta - Piceance Basin) are listed here by play number, type, and name:
Number Type           Name
 2001  conventional   Piceance Tertiary Conventional
 2002  conventional   Uinta Tertiary Oil and Gas
 2003  conventional   Upper Cretaceous Conventional
 2004  conventional   Cretaceous Dakota to Jurassic
 2005  conventional   Permian-Pennsylvanian Sandstones and Carbonates
 2007  continuous     Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Williams Fork
 2009  continuous     Cretaceous Self-Sourced Fractured Shales Oil
 2010  continuous     Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Iles
 2014  conventional   Basin Margin Subthrusts
 2015  continuous     Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary East
 2016  continuous     Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary West
 2018  continuous     Basin Flank Uinta Mesaverde
 2020  continuous     Deep Synclinal Uinta Mesaverde
 2050  coalbed gas    Uinta Basin - Book Cliffs
 2051  coalbed gas    Uinta Basin - Sego
 2052  coalbed gas    Uinta Basin - Emery
 2053  coalbed gas    Piceance Basin - White River Dome
 2054  coalbed gas    Piceance Basin - Western Basin Margin
 2055  coalbed gas    Piceance Basin - Grand Hogback
 2056  coalbed gas    Piceance Basin - Divide Creek Anticline
 2057  coalbed gas    Piceance Basin - Igneous Intrusion
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19901201
Currentness_Reference: 19901201
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.4869169
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.8780358
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.85868679
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.14688847
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: National Oil and Gas Assessment
Theme_Keyword: Energy Resources
Theme_Keyword: Oil
Theme_Keyword: Natural Gas
Theme_Keyword: Resource Assessment
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resources
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Cells
Theme_Keyword: Spencer, C.W.
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Uinta - Piceance Basin
Place_Keyword: CO
Place_Keyword: UT
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Augmented FIPS 10-4 and FIPS 6-4, version 1.0
Place_Keyword: US08 = Colorado
Place_Keyword: US49 = Utah
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Oil and Gas Provinces (NOGA-95)
Place_Keyword: 20 = Uinta - Piceance Basin
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Oil and Gas Plays (NOGA-95)
Place_Keyword: 2001 = Piceance Tertiary Conventional
Place_Keyword: 2002 = Uinta Tertiary Oil and Gas
Place_Keyword: 2003 = Upper Cretaceous Conventional
Place_Keyword: 2004 = Cretaceous Dakota to Jurassic
Place_Keyword: 2005 = Permian-Pennsylvanian Sandstones and Carbonates
Place_Keyword: 2007 = Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Williams Fork
Place_Keyword: 2009 = Cretaceous Self-Sourced Fractured Shales Oil
Place_Keyword: 2010 = Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Iles
Place_Keyword: 2014 = Basin Margin Subthrusts
Place_Keyword: 2015 = Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary East
Place_Keyword: 2016 = Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary West
Place_Keyword: 2018 = Basin Flank Uinta Mesaverde
Place_Keyword: 2020 = Deep Synclinal Uinta Mesaverde
Place_Keyword: 2050 = Uinta Basin - Book Cliffs
Place_Keyword: 2051 = Uinta Basin - Sego
Place_Keyword: 2052 = Uinta Basin - Emery
Place_Keyword: 2053 = Piceance Basin - White River Dome
Place_Keyword: 2054 = Piceance Basin - Western Basin Margin
Place_Keyword: 2055 = Piceance Basin - Grand Hogback
Place_Keyword: 2056 = Piceance Basin - Divide Creek Anticline
Place_Keyword: 2057 = Piceance Basin - Igneous Intrusion
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Christopher J. Schenk
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey MS939, Box25046
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 236-5796
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: schenk@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit: R. F. Mast, D. H. Root, (ed.)
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ARC/INFO version 7.0.4

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
A sampling of cell locations and cell attributes were visually compared to a hard-copy plot of wells to identify errors.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The accuracy of the cells, as created by the FORTRAN program of D.H. Root and R.F. Mast, depends wholly upon the accuracy of the oil and gas well information in the version of the PI WHCS database. For the national scale of the 1995 Oil and Gas Assessment, the assumption was made that the data in WHCS were of sufficient accuracy for such a national-scale analysis.
Completeness_Report:
The cells were defined using the well data in the PI WHCS database. The WHCS database contains over two million wells for the U.S., which, although not a complete tabulation of all U.S. wells, is the most complete well database available for the United States.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
A visual comparison was made using a sampling of cell locations and cell attributes with well locations and attributes. In particular, the values of latitude and longitude for the wells in WHCS were assumed to be accurate.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Gautier, D.L.(ed.)
Originator: Dolton, G.L.(ed.)
Originator: Takahashi, K.I.(ed.)
Originator: Varnes, K.L.(ed.)
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
1995 National Assessment of United States Oil and Gas Resources--Results, Methodology, and Supporting Data
Edition: Release 2
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DDS-30
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DDS-30, Release 2
Source_Contribution: U.S. National Oil and Gas Assessment
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Beeman, W.R. (compiler)
Originator: Obuch, R.C. (compiler)
Originator: Brewton, J.D. (compiler)
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Digital Map Data, Text, and Graphical Images in Support of the 1995 National Assessment of United States Oil and Gas Resources
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DDS-35
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DDS-35
Source_Contribution:
digital map data in support of the 1995 U.S. National Oil and Gas Assessment
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Charpentier, R.R. (compiler)
Originator: Klett, T.R. (compiler)
Originator: Obuch, R.C. (compiler)
Originator: Brewton, J.D. (compiler)
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Tabular Data, Text, and Graphical Images in Support of the 1995 National Assessment of United States Oil and Gas Resources
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DDS-36
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DDS-36
Source_Contribution:
digital tabular data in support of the 1995 U.S. National Oil and Gas Assessment
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Petroleum Information Corporation
Publication_Date: 19901201
Title: Well History Control System
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Houston, Texas
Publisher: Petroleum Information Corporation
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19901201
Source_Currentness_Reference: 19901201
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: WHCS
Source_Contribution: Lat./Long. Points, Final Well Class
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Oil and gas well data for each province in the U.S. was run through a FORTRAN program written by D.H. Root (ret.) and R.F. Mast (ret.). This program converted the WHCS data into latitude-longitude points that represent the center-points of quarter-mile cells. The cells were then assigned an attribute based on the type of production of the wells located within the cell. The latitude-longitude center points in the .cls files from the NOGA 95 Spatial Data Disk (DDS 35) were reformatted into Arc/Info Generate format (ASCII) files. They were then imported into ArcInfo coverages using the GENERATE command. Region/province/play numbers and names were appended to the file using lookup information acquired from tables on the NOGA 95 Tabular Information Disk (DDS36). Finally, production status from the original .cls file were joined to the coverages.
Process_Date: Unknown
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DDS-30, Release 2
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DDS-35
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DDS-36

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.00
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pr"playnum"cg.pat or pr"playnum"cg.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition:
Point Attribute Table. For each play, "playnum" is replaced with the actual play number in either a file, pr"playnum"cg.pat, or a table, pr"playnum"cg.dbf.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REG_NUM
Attribute_Definition: Region Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resource Regions
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REG_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Region Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resource Regions
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROV_NUM
Attribute_Definition: Province Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resource Provinces
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Uinta - Piceance Basin
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROV_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Province Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resource Provinces
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uinta - Piceance Basin
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLAY_NUM
Attribute_Definition: Play Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resource Plays
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Piceance Tertiary Conventional
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2002
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Uinta Tertiary Oil and Gas
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2003
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Upper Cretaceous Conventional
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2004
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cretaceous Dakota to Jurassic
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2005
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Permian-Pennsylvanian Sandstones and Carbonates
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2007
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Williams Fork
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2009
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cretaceous Self-Sourced Fractured Shales Oil
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2010
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Iles
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2014
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Basin Margin Subthrusts
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2015
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary East
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2016
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary West
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2018
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Basin Flank Uinta Mesaverde
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2020
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Deep Synclinal Uinta Mesaverde
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2050
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Uinta Basin - Book Cliffs
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2051
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Uinta Basin - Sego
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2052
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Uinta Basin - Emery
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2053
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Piceance Basin - White River Dome
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2054
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Piceance Basin - Western Basin Margin
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2055
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Piceance Basin - Grand Hogback
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2056
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Piceance Basin - Divide Creek Anticline
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2057
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Piceance Basin - Igneous Intrusion
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLAY_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Play Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resource Plays
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Piceance Tertiary Conventional
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uinta Tertiary Oil and Gas
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Cretaceous Conventional
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cretaceous Dakota to Jurassic
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Permian-Pennsylvanian Sandstones and Carbonates
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Williams Fork
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cretaceous Self-Sourced Fractured Shales Oil
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tight Gas Piceance Mesaverde Iles
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Basin Margin Subthrusts
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary East
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tight Gas Uinta Tertiary West
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Basin Flank Uinta Mesaverde
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Deep Synclinal Uinta Mesaverde
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uinta Basin - Book Cliffs
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uinta Basin - Sego
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Uinta Basin - Emery
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Piceance Basin - White River Dome
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Piceance Basin - Western Basin Margin
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Piceance Basin - Grand Hogback
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Piceance Basin - Divide Creek Anticline
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Piceance Basin - Igneous Intrusion
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SYMB
Attribute_Definition: Production Status
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Cell contains at least one productive oil well, but no productive gas wells (green).
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Cell contains at least one productive gas well, but no productive oil wells (red).
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Cell contains at least one productive oil well and at least one productive gas well or one well producing both oil and gas (purple).
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cell contains no producing wells (charcoal).

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Central Energy Team
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey MS939, Box 25046
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 236-7773
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lbiewick@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability:
Although the data has been processed on the computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcView shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 1.0
Format_Information_Content: Quarter-mile cell data for plays
File_Decompression_Technique: unzip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/oilgas/noga/>
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo export
Format_Version_Number: 8.0
Format_Information_Content: Assessment data for plays
File_Decompression_Technique: unzip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/oilgas/noga/>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010605
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Central Energy Team
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey MS939, Box 25046
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 236-7773
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lbiewick@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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