Oil and Gas Data
The Kentucky Geological Survey maintains databases of research data that are searchable on the Web.
Below are links to to services that can be used to find various types of oil and gas data, and links to other sites pertaining
to oil and gas research in Kentucky.
Search for Oil and Gas Well Records
Retrieve oil and gas well data by county, quadrangle, Carter Coordinates, and other parameters. Search results can be downloaded with well locations.
Links are provided to view and download the scanned images of the well documents and logs (including E-logs), view available well sample and core data, and individual KY Division of Oil and Gas well production data. Well production data for a returned list of wells can also be downloaded into one file.
Oil and Gas Production
Historic shale gas production data:
Annual natural gas production data for over 380 Devonian Ohio Shale wells in eastern Kentucky between 1923 and 1984 are now available.
These data are distributed "as is", with no warranty as to accuracy or the identification of the wells.
Click here to download (Excel Spreadsheet in .zip file)
Oil and Gas Map Service
This links to the Petroleum Geology map layout on the KGS Geologic Map Information service. It shows the location of oil and gas wells on a topographic basemap, oil and gas fields,
structural contours, and faults from the KGS database.
Permitted Oil and Gas Wells Map and Timeline Tool
This map service was designed for users wishing to view oil and gas wells drilled over a specific period of time.
The dataset used for this service are wells permitted between January 2010 and Today, and can be queried by reported well result, bore type and total depth formation (when available).
All data is that which has been reported to the KY Division of Oil and Gas after the completion of a drilled well.
Oil and Gas Permitting Visualizations
This is a service hosted outside of the Kentucky Geological Survey which provides data and visualizations to explore the permits issued by the Kentucky Division of
Oil and Gas. The permits are those issued in a particular year to date. The data are updated weekly
using the data in the permit list spreadsheets which are published online
Disposal and Injection Wells
This map service shows the locations and summarizes 11 Class I hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste disposal wells and nearly
3,000 Class II salt water disposal and enhanced-recovery injection wells in Kentucky. Data were compiled from the information supplied
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
More info / press release
Oil and Gas Well Locations Shapefile Download
This page supplies a current update of Kentucky oil and gas well locations in ESRI shapefile format for download. Also on this page, links to
download shapefiles for the KY Carter Coordinate reference grids, county outlines, and 1:24,000K quadrangle boundaries.
Create An Oil and Gas Gathering Line Map
- Information about the KGS well record room
- KGS Oil and Gas Research Home Page
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