Definitions, Sources and Explanatory Notes

 Category:   Natural Gas Production
 Topic:   Number of Producing Gas Wells


Key Terms Definition
Gas Well A well completed for the production of natural gas from one or more gas zones or reservoirs. Such wells contain no completions for the production of crude oil.

For definitions of related energy terms, refer to the EIA Energy Glossary.


Form EIA-895A, "Annual Quantity and Value of Natural Gas Production Report" , EIA estimates based on data from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and predecessor agencies; state agencies; and World Oil Magazine.

  • Background on "Natural Gas Annual" data
  • Natural Gas Survey Forms and Instructions

  •   Explanatory Notes

  • Beginning in 2001, the number of Federal offshore Gulf of Mexico producing gas and gas condensate wells is reported separately. For previous years the well counts for the Federal offshore Gulf of Mexico were included in the well counts for the States of Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.
  • Well data derived from Enverus, except for Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky; for these states, data are from World Oil and consist of all gas wells and all oil wells.