EMPIRE STATE OIL & GAS INFORMATIN SYSTEM (ESOGIS)
The Empire State Oil and Gas Information System (ESOGIS) is a searchable online database of information pertaining to the oil and gas wells of New York. Users can query and view data for all of New York’s 35,000+ wells. The site also provides access to maps, reports, permit data, geophysical logs, formation tops, and production statistics. ESOGIS is a non-profit site, but maintenance of the database is funded by paid memberships.
WELL CUTTINGS COLLECTION:
Cuttings are a byproduct of the well drilling process. As a well is being drilled, these small bits of bedrock come to the surface. In many cases the rock chips are collected, labeled with the depth from which they came, and stored for later studies. The NYSGS currently holds a collection of cuttings from over 3000 wells, all of which are available to the public for analysis.
The NYSGS core collection contains rock cores from over 400 wells across the state. These cores range in depth and size, and are all publically available for viewing and sampling upon request. Some core images are available in the Virtual Core Library at http://esogis.nysm.nysed.gov/. A comprehensive core inventory is in process of being created.
GEOPHYSICAL ”WIRELINE” LOGS
Geophysical logs are depth registered graphical representations of the rock properties in a given well. As part of the research and collections controlled by the Office of Oil and Gas, logs from over 12,500 oil and gas wells are stored at the New York State Museum. These logs have been scanned and are available for a fee on the Empire State Oil and Gas Information System (ESOGIS) at http://esogis.nysm.nysed.gov/.