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Screen Resolution:

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Considerations:

You may wish to consider downloading and installing these free applications for viewing linked data via our maps. The following links are non-WVGES and registration may be required before download.

Of course, you may wish to use your own favorite PDF/TIFF application, outside of your web browser.

Oil and Gas MapsCoal MapsOther Maps

Oil and Gas Maps

Featuring both West Virginia and regional (WV with contiguous states) oil and gas maps.

West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Wells

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image of the 2009 WV OIT Tech Award

This project is the winner of the
West Virginia
State Office of Technology
2009 Information Technology Award

in the
Government to Business
category.
Read further information.

West Virginia Map
More than 145,000 oil and natural gas well locations and data.

This map features:

  • Links from oil and gas well points to extensive well information via WVGES' "Pipeline" and "Pipeline-Plus" applications.
  • Ability to extract data to an MS Excel spreadsheet via the inquiry (I) tools
  • Data updated weekly.

Appalachian Basin Tight Gas Plays

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image of the 2009 WV OIT Tech Award

This project is the winner of the
West Virginia
State Office of Technology
2009 Information Technology Award

in the
Collaboration Across Boundaries
category.
Read further information.

Regional Map

An Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC) Project.

Play-based maps featuring six tight gas plays for the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania:

  • Berea/Murrysville
  • Venango
  • Bradford
  • Elk
  • Tuscarora
  • Medina/"Clinton"

This map features:

Geology of the Marcellus Shale

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  • Updated 03/2014
West Virginia Map

Map featuring geologic information about this Devonian shale unit in West Virginia, of current exploratory and development interest for gas resources in the Appalachian basin.

This map features:

  • Marcellus wells
  • Onondaga structure
  • Hamilton isopach (lines and polygons)
  • Marcellus outcrop
  • Tax district and topographic map base layers

Regional Geology of the Ordovician Trenton-Black River Formations

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Regional Map

An Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC) Project, featuring a basin-wide research effort on these Ordovician plays.

  • An integrated, multi-faceted, resource-assessment model of Trenton-Black River reservoirs in New York, Ohio and West Virginia
  • An integrated structural-diagenetic-stratigraphic model for the origin of Trenton-Black River hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs

Selected Appalachian Region Oil and Gas Wells

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Regional Map

A Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) Project.

This map allows users to display selected historic and recent Trenton-Black River, coal bed methane, and non-vertical wells for the Appalachian Basin. An update of data/layers is planned.

 
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Coal Maps

 

All Mining Map

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West Virginia Map

Beta 2.0

View general information pertaining to all underground, surface, auger and highwall mining within the state.

This map features:

  • Inquiry results now have hyperlinks to view a seam specific detailed map showing all coal features
  • Boundary reference layers
  • Better colors for the Highwall and Auger Mining layers
  • Data updated periodically
  • Ability to zoom to current location or geocode an address
  • Various basemap layers including mosaicked Orthophotos and topograhic maps


Coal Bed Mapping Project Maps


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West Virginia Map
  • New mapping services and new maps!

About 80 coal beds arranged in stratigraphic order—5 formations and 3 groups

These maps feature:

  • Links from mining layers to downloadable mine map images
  • Total, percent parting and net coal thickness
  • Polygons of underground and surface mining activity
  • Ability to extract shapefiles of vector data will come back in the near future.
  • Data updated periodically

 
   
 
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Other Maps

Topographic Map Index

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West Virginia Map

Use this map to find and order paper topographic maps.

  • 7.5 minute quadrangles
  • 15 minute quadrangles
  • 30 X 60 minute quadrangles
  • 1° X 2° quadrangles

Broadband Mapping Project

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West Virginia Map

Use this map to find current broadband coverage:

  • Total number of broadband providers
  • xDSL, BPL, and other copper coverage
  • Cable and FTTP coverage
  • Fixed wireless coverage
  • Mobile wireless coverage
  • No broadband coverage

WV Geothermal Map     NEW!

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West Virginia Map

Use this map to find geologic geothermal information.

  • Depths at specific temperatures
  • Temperatures at specific depths
  • Wells with temperature data
  • View data in relation to other geological features, infrastructure, development sites and more!

   
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Page last revised: March 13, 2014


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