Colorado Oil and Gas Intensity Database

Purpose:
           To investigate the health impacts from living near drilling and fracking sites

Goal:
           Create a database that has information on drilling sites by year and by county to investigate the spatial and temporal impacts on public health.

Data:

All wells drilled in CO at least 50 years back

When it was drilled

Active/inactive

If inactive when plugged

Oil or gas drilling

Frack site y/n

Target formation


Tasks:
           Get well data for Colorado drill sites
           Get Colorado county boundaries

Tools:
           Microsoft Excel
           PostGIS
           QGIS
           ArcGis

Products:
           A database that separates drilling sites:
                By year
                By county
                Drilling events
                New wells drilled
                Wells active
                Cumulative load

Links:

    Colorado State shapefile downloads

    Colorado State statistics

    CO county boundaries download (KML)

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