This release expanded WellWiki’s coverage of New York oil and gas wells to include data available through July 2019. Data for New York comes from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It offers a zipped file in Comma Separated Values format (.csv) for the dataset of wells. It also offers zipped files of the production data for every year. It requires the operator of an oil or gas well to file an Annual Well Report before March 31st each year to report on well status and production values of the previous calendar year.
We used the TIGER/Line coordinate system to map all the wells with lat/long to their respective county and municipality. This release incorporated data from our Fracking Chemicals v2.0 update where 2 New York wells reported data through FracFocus; we include those data for each well. Data on Fracking Activities are obtained primarily from FracFocus. For complete details see the Fracking Activities Data Sources page.
Overall, this release resulted in the generation of 46,401 new or modified New York Well Pages; 2,340 new or modified New York Operator Pages; and 655 new or modified New York County and Municipality Pages. The team for this project consisted of Joel Gehman, Cole Miller, Alireza Azimi and Ankesh Kumar. Funding for the project was provided in part by financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Alberta, as well as in-kind support University of Alberta School of Business.