Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Feature: Completions Map for Louisiana

I've added a new feature, a Google map of all Louisiana completions.  The map is a work in process, an "alpha version" if you will.  I hate to post a first draft, but I've got to start somewhere.  I'll add Texas data soon and I should be able to produce a drilling rig map too.

The map data is drawn from the information in my spreadsheet, which is posted in a button in the upper right hand side.  All coordinate data comes from official sources.  The initial production data is from the spreadsheet and is no more or less current than the list.

First, some notes.  The map only displays 200 data items at a time. While this provides a little visual relief, the 470+ completions unfortunately stretch onto three pages.  You can toggle between the pages at the bottom of the left hand column of the map.  I'll try to fix that, but I'm not holding my breath.  For now just count it as an annoying glitch.  I've sorted the data on the map by location, so the wells are listed in the alphabetical order of the Parishes.  It basically takes you from north to south, but Natchitoches Parish (one completion) is an outlier on the second page.  If you want to see all of them on the same page, click the "View in Google Earth" button.  It shows all the data, but it's visually messy.

View Haynesville Shale Map: Louisiana Completions in a larger map

Let me know your thoughts and comments. The map will be a fixture in the upper right hand portion of the page.  I am planning some new features to make the map more useful, but I'm still in data gathering/organizing phase.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing that. It is a really nice feature.

Anonymous said...

This looks like it will be good. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great new addition to your site! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the others. This is great. Thanks!