South Dakota's Oil and Gas Map-Based Data Source

The South Dakota Oil and Gas Map-Based Data Source is an interactive map that allows viewing and downloading of information. The map-based data source is still under development. However, it is now available to provide as much access as possible to the state-held information pertinent to the exploration and development of South Dakota's oil and gas resources.

Base maps – Street, aerial, terrain, and topographic base maps are provided by ESRI's online mapping service and are readily changeable.

Data layers presently contained in the oil and gas map-based data source are as follows.

Data layer name

Content

Oil and Gas Permits and Wells

1. Scanned geophysical logs from the oil and gas permit files (TIFF format)
2. Scanned oil and gas permit files (PDF format)
3. Database records of test hole and well drilling from the online Oil and Gas database
4. Production and injection data, where applicable

Well Specific Board Orders

1. Board Orders that pertain to a specific well

Geophysical Logs from SDGS Database

1. Scanned geophysical logs (PDF format) from the files of the Geological Survey Program
2. Database records of test hole and well drilling from the online Lithologic Logs database, where applicable
3. Water-level data for Water Rights Observation Wells, where applicable

Water Rights Well Completion Reports

1. Records from the online Water Well Completion Reports database

Lithologic Logs from SDGS Database

1. Database records of test hole and well drilling from the online Lithologic Logs database
2. Scanned geophysical logs (PDF format) from the files of the Geological Survey Program, where applicable
3. Water-level data for Water Rights Observation Wells, where applicable

Water Rights Observation Wells

1. Records of water-level measurement and water quality from the online Observation Wells database
2. Database records of well construction and lithology from the online Lithologic Logs database

Enhanced Recovery Units

1. Boundaries and names of units established for enhanced recovery projects, presently exist only in Fall River and Harding
2. Counties; Identification of the unitizing order and current operator
3. Information on spacing and setbacks
4. Production data
5. Board orders

Oil and Gas Fields

1. Boundaries and names of oil and gas fields
2. Identification of the designating order
3. Information on spacing and setbacks
4. Board orders
5. Production data

Dissolved Oil and Gas Fields

1. Boundaries of oil and gas fields dissolved by Order No. 2-93
2. Board orders

Non Field Board Orders 1. Boundaries of areas outside established oil and gas fields in which spacing rules have been established
2. Information on spacing and board orders

Board Orders by Section

1. Board orders that apply to a particular section (square mile)

 

View a Tutorial of the Map-Based Data Source

Enter the Map-Based Data Source

Search Online Databases

Oil and Gas
Records of drilling for oil and gas

Lithologic Logs
Records of drilling for non-oil and gas purposes

Water Well Completion Reports
Records of drilling, primarily for water wells

Water Rights Observation Wells
Records of water level meaurement and water quality

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The State of South Dakota (State) makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of this data. The use of this data is limited to informational and educational purposes only. This data is provided as is and in no event or circumstance shall the State, nor any agency, employee or representative be liable for any damages or losses, including without limitation, damages resulting from lost profits or revenue, claims by third parties or any special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages, arising out of the use of this data. The State may make changes to information at any time to add, update, or correct the information provided. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. Any person or entity that relies on information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. The State makes every effort to provide virus-free files, but does not guarantee uncorrupted files.