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Maps and Stratigraphy  ♦  Marcellus Data Files  ♦  Horizontal Wells  ♦  Publications, Presentations, References

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Maps and Stratigraphy:

Interactive Map

Data through 04/29/2016 Marcellus IMS image

Download a Map pdf icon (PDF 1.2MB)

Data through 04/29/2016
Marcellus map

General Stratigraphy

Correlation of Devonian Units strat column image

Marcellus Data Files:

Downloadable Files

Download metadata (.htm), spreadsheets (.xlsx), and compressed shapefiles (.zip) below. Shapefile Projection: North American Datum 1983, UTM Zone 17 North, Transverse Mercator. A ''.prj'' file is included in the zip folders with the shapefiles. Data files include bottom-hole information (Bottom Hole Flag, Bottom Hole Location UTME, Bottom Hole Location UTMN, Bottom Hole Location Longitude, Bottom Hole Location Latitude). In addition, data files for completed wells include 2013 production information (2013 Gas Production Reported, 2013 Oil Production Reported, and 2013 Natural Gas Liquids Production Reported).

Marcellus Shale Wells - Completed, Permitted and Cancelled Episodes - Updated Daily

   (Last updated Wednesday, June 20, 2018)
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Download the Excel Workbook: WVGES Marcellus Wells.xlsx Excel icon   ~4.0 MB

Description:

This Excel workbook contains six spreadsheets with information about horizontal and vertical wells drilled to or through the Devonian Marcellus Shale in West Virginia. Sheets 1 through 4 contain a description of the data fields and the completed, permitted, and cancelled well files, respectively. The sheet of completed well data also contains annual gas and/or oil well production data as reported by operators since 2005, in addition to natural gas liquids since 2013. Vertical wells contain commingled production if zones in addition to the Marcellus have been completed. Sheets 5 and 6 have a description of the records and the data, respectively, with monthly well production data for gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. Well locations are in decimal degrees and UTM coordinates (NAD83, UTM Zone 17 north) for users who wish to create their own GIS shapefiles from the data.
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Scanned E-Logs - Deep Wells (current through 05/10/2016)

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Download the Excel Worksheet: WVOnondagaAndDeeperLogs_052016.xlsx Excel icon  719 KB

Description:

This Excel worksheet contains a list of wells penetrating the top of the Onondaga Limestone or deeper for which WVGES has scanned e-logs. The Marcellus may or may not be present or recorded on the log. Note that an unconformity exists between the younger Rhinestreet black shale and the Onondaga Limestone in portions of Cabell, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, and Wayne counties; the Marcellus and other Hamilton Group shales are thought to be missing in these areas (see Schwietering's maps below). The individual scanned TIFF images for these logs are available for free downloading through the interactive map application and at www.../welllogs; the associated well data are available on our online "pipeline" data application at www.../oginfo/pipeline/pipeline2.asp.
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Marcellus Thickness and Outcrop GIS Shapefiles and Metadata

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Top of Onondaga (~Base of Marcellus) Structure Contour, Fold, and Fault GIS Shapefiles and Metadata

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Horizontal Wells:

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Download the Excel Workbook: WVGES Horizontal Wells.xlsx Excel icon, (824 KB)
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This Excel workbook contains data on horizontal wells drilled in West Virginia. The first spreadsheet in the workbook is a description of the data fields contained in the following two sheets: "Completed Horizontal Wells" and "Permitted Horizontal Wells". While most of the records in these files represent horizontal completions or planned horizontal completions in the Marcellus and Lower Huron shales, more than 17 other formations are also represented here.
Note: ''Operator Name'' is the operator who drilled the well or owned the well at time of completion. This may or may not be the same operator who reported production for the well, as the well may have been sold after it was completed. In the data sheets, zeroes represent values submitted by the operator as zero values, whereas blank (null) fields were not reported or submitted. The spreadsheet data are refreshed weekly to reflect updates added by staff to the database during the week. Latitudinal and longitudinal values and UTM coordinates (for NAD 83, UTM zone 17 north) for the surface location of the vertical bore are included in the well data.

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Publications, Presentations, and Other References:


◊ West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES)

◊ US Department of Energy (DOE)

◊ US Geological Survey (USGS)

◊ Petroleum Organizations and Other

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A portion of this work was supported in part by RDS Agreement 41817M4160 and the U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC26-04NT41817.630.01.14.
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