Updated Oil and Gas Well Data Available

WVGES Releases Update of Oil and Gas Well Publication

The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) has released an update (4/20/2017) to the digital publication of its oil and gas well data on DVD (DDS5: WVGES Oil and Gas Well Data for West Virginia; see details about the original publication). Since this updated version of the publication contains the entire database of more than 152,000 wells, new customers can obtain the entire current database from this release. But because each record in the files is date-stamped, customers who purchased earlier versions of the publication can easily distinguish those records in this updated version which have been added or modified since previous releases.

Among the changes to the database since the previous version are the addition of 2 new data fields and an increase in the size of the WSC COMMENT field in the Well Samples and Cores (WSC) table. In addition, more than 195,000 records were added or updated in all nine of the tables (see a more detailed summary about changes/modifications in the 2017 release). The database contains more than 3,000,000 data records.


Cost to new customers is $1,000; cost of the update to customers who already purchased an original version is $100. This includes delivery via first class U.S. mail; shipment via other means is available for an additional charge. Credit cards (VISA and MasterCard) are accepted.

To Order:

To order the publication, contact Ken Ashton at (304) 594-2331.

Further Information:

Contact Philip Dinterman or Mary Behling at (304) 594-2331.

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