Mapping Abandoned Gas Wells

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We plan to locate and map known abandoned wells in Tioga County. Development of a user friendly reporting data base for discovered or found abandoned wells not listed with PA DEP. We are also looking to bring awareness to the potential dangers of the unknown wells with current oil and gas exploration going on within the county.

Project Leaders:

Cecil Cooper- contact

James Tice- contact

Project Helper:

Courtney Baker- contact

Recent Abandoned Wells Blog Posts

  • MU Geosciences at the 2016 Showcase of Scholarship - The Department of Geosciences once again had an impressive representation at the 2016 Mansfield University Showcase of Scholarship on April 20.  Here is a selection of the projects presented during the Showcase.  Click on any poster or image below to…
  • Mobile App for Reporting Abandoned Wells - The Reporting application for the Abandoned Wells project is now online! This app allows website users to report newly discovered abandoned and orphaned gas and oil wells. Once reported in the app, student researchers will then contact the reporting source,…
  • Wow! Poster Collaboration - We are putting the finishing touches on our poster presentations. In order to complete these posters, my job was to go over them and see if there were any misspellings, mistakes, or errors. Jimmy and Cecil both are to present…
  • Student Researchers win EnerGIS Scholarship - Student researchers Cecil Cooper and James Tice were awarded first place in the undergraduate category.  The students will share the $1000 scholarship, and will present their project at the EnerGIS conference May 17th 2016. This project will demonstrate the students…
  • Student Showcase - While presenting at the student showcase here on campus, our group received a great deal of good feed back. We were able to bounce ideas off of the other students and we gained several very good ideas. Seeing and hearing…
  • Abandoned Gas and Oil Wells Online map - Abandoned Gas-well Online map This map represents the online aspect of the abandoned gas-wells project, this map will be used for initial reporting via public input of newly discovered abandoned wells. This will allow the research team to verify the…
  • Abandoned Wells PowerPoint - These slides are the PowerPoint presentation given by myself, James Tice and Courtney Baker.  This is just a brief overview of the project and the long term goals we have set for this project. We feel that this information will…
  • Mapping Abandoned Wells in Print - This is the current hard copy map that will be used in my poster presentation. The map was derived with data from PASDA, PADEP, and Tioga County records. This map represents not only the known locations of abandoned oil and…
  • Week 2 Abandoned Wells Project - This week we have been in contact with DEP and State Impact. Both have responded and we are starting to gather the information we need from both. We have been working on getting the locations given to us by DEP…
  • Beginning the Abandoned Gas Well Project (Baker) - My group and I are studying the effects of abandoned gas wells in Pennsylvania, and how we as Geo science students can come up with a plan to create a map that will help others to locate the abandoned wells…