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Collection of Oil and Gas Well Paper Reports from Nevada


Paper files for 1061 entries for oil and gas well files whether drilled or not. The files are filed by: 1) dry hole or producer; 2) county; 3) operator; 4) well; 5) well file or log file. The files are copies of documents required to be turned in to the Nevada Division of Minerals, which is the main state regulatory agency for petroleum exploration. Also, the NBMG has some many files that predate 1954 when the state took over permitting. The files contain permits, sundry notices, logs, geology reports, scout cards, drill stem tests, and other items. Many of the drilled wells have cuttings that are described as a separate collection. About 670 files contain some kind of log, the electric logs of which are filed in folders separate from [...]

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OGMETADATA11012013.csv 771.87 KB text/csv
OGMETADATA11012013_editedforprocessing.csv 820.68 KB text/csv
OGMETADATA10272015_FINAL.csv 784.06 KB text/csv

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This collection record was derived from a survey of State Geological Survey organizations conducted under the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. Final Harvest from State Inventory on Fri Nov 12 15:29:09 CST 2010

Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1088797
UniqueKey State Inventory P1028

NGGDPP Collection Extension

usageTrendThe recent usage seems to be running counter to the annual permit data. Annual usage ranged between 49 and 200 and averaged 79 between 2000 and 2007. Annual usage was 49 in 2006 and 51 in 2007. The long term trend in use is uncertain though it will likely increase because if thr present oil prices stay high.

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