Using the Map
The WellDatabase map provides quick access and visualization of millions of wells. The map is built on the Google maps platform and therefore provides a familiar and intuitive interface.
In order to represent millions of wells within a single map, WellDatabase utilizes clustering. Clusters are both size and color coded with regards to the well density to help quickly identify trends and activity. The cluster sizes and color break down like below:
Well clusters appear any time there are more the 2000 wells on the map. Wells are clustered at the three different levels:
The initial clusters are grouped at the state level. Clicking on any cluster will give you the state name and the number of wells with location data within that state. Applying filters will reduce the number of wells accordingly, but the clusters will remain unless the well count is less that 2000.
As you start to zoom in, the clusters break down by county. Just like with the states, you can click on any of the clusters and see the name of the county and the number of wells. You can add the county outlines via the Map Tools section to better visualize the county breakdown.
Zooming in further will continue to show clusters as long as there are more than 2000 wells within the current view. At this level the wells are clustered solely based on proximity to one another. Clicking on these clusters will tell you which field occupies the most wells within the cluster as well as which operator has the most wells in that cluster. This is mainly to help provide some frame of reference for these clusters.
When your search or zoom level on the map reduces the number of wells to under 2000, well spots will appear on the map. The WellDatabase well spots are based on an enhanced version of the standard oil & gas well spot indicators.
If you click on any of the wells, it will give you the well name, API, and a link to the well details.