The oil and gas well cuttings collection consists of splits of cuttings from oil and gas wells. Most of the samples consist of small splits in small envelopes
location plats, completion reports and driller's logs for oil and gas wells drilled within West Virginina. Approximately 25,000 of the early, pre-regulation wells only have location plats physical logs are filled in 21 legal-sized filing cabinets
Digital data base containing coal analyses for coal beds in West Virginia. Coal quality data base
The collection consists of wire-line logs for approximately 20,000 oil and gas wells in West Virginia. The number and type of logs available varies from well to well Paper copies of geophysical logs from oil and gas wells
10,600 splits of analyzed coal samples; most also contain material for petrographic pellets; coal samples from West Virginia are sealed in plastic bags and stored in 1 cubic foot boxes As the coal stratigraphic database becomes available electronically, coal analyses will be included.
This is a digital data base of all coal and associated lithologic data available to the Survey in West Virginia digital version of coal stratigraphic data base (collection 9 in this survey)
field notes taken by Survey coal geologists. The collection is limited to work done by the Survey's coal section. Other sections data are less well curated, if at all. Books are 100 pages long with hard, black covers. This collection dates from the early 1970s. There are other collections of older field books of dubious value. field books describing surface exposures within West Virginia
Continuously cored holes for coal and coal bed methane exploration; holes from poorly known or subsurface areas saved for future research
Subset of rock cores and cuttings held by the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) that have been inventoried and have had bar codes added to individual boxes. Bar codes indicate individual footage in each box.
Paleobotanical research collection plant macrofossils from the Upper Paleozoic of West Virginia adequate storage and access space would be desirable.
collection of location plats and drillers logs for most of the wells drilled in West Virginia location plats and drillers logs for oil and gas wells
The collection consists of grab samples, chips, etc from cores and sidewall cores from various oil and gas wells. The samples are variously sampled to provide representative samples from target intervals, but a small, few cubic inch sample that a thin section can be made from may represent tens of feet of actual rock. various incomplete core samples of target intervals from O/G wells As low-carbon natural gas becomes increasingly attractive, there will be increasing interest in exploration and for associated geologic information.
The collection consists of donated whole or slabbed cores from selected intervals from oil and gas wells continuous cores from target intervals form oil and gas wells; amount approximate The Survey would actively request donations if adequate space was available. These materials are either stored by the Survey or lost. Industry tends to discard material during frequent moves of offices.
THe collection consists of various series of air photographs taken since the 1930s Aerial photographs of various vintages
The collection consists of polished pellets of epoxy-impregnated 20 mesh coal samples aproximately i cubic inch in size for coal petrographic investigationsThese pellets are used to generate basic coal data that is used in many derived products, including coal maps, publications, etc.
5 to 10 bags of geochemical samples from bedrock, soil and streams for mineral exploration
The collection consists of driller's and geologists logs with a scattering of geophysical logs from coal exploration continuously cored wells Collection of drillers and geologist logs stored in 13. 5-drawer filing cabinets greater than 50% of data are confidentual. Derived products can be disseminated, but individual data points cannot be shared