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Oil and Natural Gas Exploration, Resources, and Production

North America and U.S. Lower 48 States Maps

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Maps

  • Shale gas and oil plays, Lower 48 States
  • Release date: June 30, 2016
  • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Lower 48 states shale plays
  • Release date: April 13, 2015
  • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Shale gas and oil plays, North America
  • Release date: May 9, 2011
  • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Major tight gas plays, Lower 48 States
  • Release date: June 6, 2010
  • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Low permeability oil and natural gas play boundaries in Lower 48 States
    • Release date: October 8, 2019
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Sedimentary basin boundaries in Lower 48 States
    • Release date: March 11, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Major U.S. oil and natural gas play maps and reports

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Description

  • The following maps show the drilling history and oil and natural gas production of selected, continuous-type low-permeability reservoirs. Selected geologic characteristics pertinent to occurrence of producible oil and natural gas resources are also shown when available.

Anadarko Basin, OK and TX

  • Granite Wash Play
  • Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Available formats: PDF
  • Woodford Shale Play
  • Release Date: June 1, 2011
  • Available formats: PDF

Ardmore Basin, OK and TX

  • Woodford Shale Play
  • Release Date: June 1, 2011
  • Available formats: PDF

Arkoma Basin, OK and AR

  • Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas
  • Release Date: June 1, 2011
  • Available formats: PDF PDF(letter-size)
  • Woodford Shale Play, Oklahoma
  • Release Date: June 1, 2011
  • Available formats: PDF

Appalachian Basin, NY, PA, OH, WV, and KY

  • Marcellus Play
    • Marcellus Play Report: geology review and map updates
    • Release date: February 10, 2017
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Marcellus Play updates
    • Release date: February 8, 2015
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Marcellus production through April 2017 and thermal maturity
    • Release date: April 20, 2015
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Marcellus Shale Play, Appalachian Basin
    • Release date: June 1, 2011
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Marcellus and Utica/Point-Pleasant wells through April 2017
    • Release date: February 8, 2015
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Marcellus play boundaries, structure and isopachs
    • Release date: March 11, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile
  • Utica/Point Pleasant Play
    • Utica Play Report: geology review and map updates
    • Release date: April 7, 2017
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Major structure map and tectonic features in the region of the Utica play
    • Release date: April 19, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Utica formation
    • Release date: April 19, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Point Pleasant formation
    • Release date: April 19, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Utica formation
    • Release date: April 19, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Point Pleasant formation
    • Release date: April 19, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the combined Utica - Point Pleasant interval
    • Release date: April 19, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Initial gas-to-oil ratios (GORs) of Utica and Point Pleasant wells through June 2016 and thermal maturity
    • Release date: September 21, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Depth to the top of the Utica formation in feet and thermal maturity
    • Release date: September 21, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Utica and Point Pleasant production through April 2017 and thermal maturity
    • Release date: April 20, 2017
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Utica and Point Pleasant production through December 2012
    • Release date: September 21, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Utica and Point Pleasant production through June 2016
    • Release date: September 21, 2016
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Utica play: play boundaries, structure and Isopach for Utica and Point Pleasant formations
    • Release date: May 6, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Utica play: Major structural and tectonic features
    • Release date: May 9, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Ft. Worth Basin, TX

  • History animation: Barnett Shale Drilling, 1981-2010
  • Release Date: June 1, 2011
  • Available formats: ZIP

Permian Basin, TX and NM

    • Permian Basin: Part I: Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Delaware Shale Plays of the Delaware Basin
    • Release date: February 13, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Permian Basin: Part II: Wolfcamp Shale and Spraberry Plays of the Midland Basin
    • Release date: March 30, 2022
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Major structural and tectonic features of the Permian Basin
    • Release date: December 21, 2017
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Major oil and natural gas plays in the Permian Basin
    • Release date: October 19, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp formation
    • Release date: December 21, 2017
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp formation
    • Release date: December 21, 2017
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Wolfcamp production January 2015 through July 2018
    • Release date: August 7, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Wolfcamp production January 2005 through December 2014
    • Release date: August 7, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Wolfcamp production January 2005 through December 2010
    • Release date: August 7, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Permian Basin: Wolfcamp formation elevation and isopachs
    • Release date: December 21, 2017
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Permian Basin, Delaware Sub-Basin: Wolfcamp play boundary
    • Release date: September 4, 2018
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Abo-Yeso, Glorieta-Yeso, and Spraberry play boundaries
    • Release date: March 11, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Permian Basin: boundary, structure and tectonic features
    • Release date: December 11, 2017
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Delaware Subbasin, TX and NM

    • Delaware formation structure map (Delaware Basin)
    • Release date: October 28, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Delaware formation thickness map (Delaware Basin)
    • Release date: October 28, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Delaware play boundary
    • Release date: October 8, 2019
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Delaware formation structure and isopachs
    • Release date: October 29, 2019
    • Available formats: Shapefile
  • Bone Spring Play
    • Bone Spring Production 2005 through 2010
    • Release date: July 25, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Bone Spring Production 2005 through 2015
    • Release date: July 25, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Bone Spring Production 2005 through June 2019
    • Release date: July 25, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Bone Spring first year gas/oil ratio (GOR) for wells completed 2005 through June 2019
    • Release date: July 25, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Avalon Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Avalon Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the First Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the First Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Second Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Second Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Third Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Third Bone Spring formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: March 4, 2019
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Bone Spring formation benches structure and isopachs
    • Release date: March 26, 2019
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Bone Spring and Avalon Bone Spring play extents
    • Release date: March 26, 2019
    • Available formats: Shapefile
  • Wolfcamp Play
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp A formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: August 24, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp A formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: August 24, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp B formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: November 26, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp B formation, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: November 26, 2018
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Wolfcamp A formation structure and isopachs, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: September 4, 2018
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Wolfcamp B formation structure and isopachs, Delaware Basin
    • Release date: November 29, 2018
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Midland Subbasin, TX

  • Spraberry Play
    • Structure map of the Spraberry Upper formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Spraberry Upper formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Spraberry Upper top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Spraberry Middle formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Spraberry Middle formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Spraberry Middle top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Spraberry Lower formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: February 13, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Spraberry Lower formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: February 13, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Spraberry Lower top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: February 13, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Spraberry Upper play boundaries, formation structure and isopachs
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Spraberry Middle play boundaries, formation structure and isopachs
    • Release date: December 13, 2021
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Spraberry Lower formation structure and isopachs, Midland Basin
    • Release date: March 5, 2021
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Spraberry Lower play boundaries, Midland Basin
    • Release date: March 5, 2021
    • Available formats: Shapefile
  • Wolfcamp Play
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp A formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp A formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Wolfcamp A top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: October 8, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp B formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp B formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Wolfcamp B top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: October 8, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp C formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp C formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Wolfcamp C top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: October 8, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Structure map of the Wolfcamp D formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Thickness map of the Wolfcamp D formation, Midland BasinThickness map of the Wolfcamp D formation, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
    • Well locations with Wolfcamp D top picks map, Midland Basin
    • Release date: October 8, 2020
    • Available formats: PDF JPG
  • Map data
    • Wolfcamp A, B, C, and D formation structure and isopachs, Midland Basin
    • Release date: April 23, 2020
    • Available formats: Shapefile
    • Wolfcamp A, B, C, and D play boundaries, Midland Basin
    • Release date: June 4, 2020
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Rocky Mountain Sedimentary System (Basins: Denver, Greater Green River, Park, Powder River), MT, WY, UT, CO, NE, and NM

  • Map data
    • Niobrara play boundaries, structure and isopachs
    • Release date: March 11, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Texas-Louisiana Salt Basin, TX, LA, and MS

    • Haynesville-Bossier Shale Play
    • Release date: June 1, 2011
    • Available formats: PDF

Western Gulf Basin, TX

    • Eagle Ford Play Report: geology review and map updates
    • Release date: December 29, 2014
    • Available formats: PDF
    • Eagle Ford Shale Play
    • Release date: December 29, 2014
    • Available formats: PDF
    • History animation: Eagle Ford shale production, 2006-2010
    • Release date: September 30, 2011
    • Available formats: ZIP
  • Map data
    • Eagle Ford play boundaries, structure and isopachs
    • Release date: March 11, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile

Williston Basin, MT, ND, and SD

    • Bakken Shale Play, North Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan & Manitoba
    • Release date: March 20, 2011
    • Available formats: PDF
    • History animation: Bakken shale production, 1985-2010
    • Release date: September 30, 2011
    • Available formats: ZIP
  • Map data
    • Bakken and Three Forks play boundaries, structure and isopachs
    • Release date: March 11, 2016
    • Available formats: Shapefile

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