department of natural resources

department of natural resources

Evolution of Oil and Gas Wells in Louisiana

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Using freely available data from the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Office of Conversation and coordinated and compiled by the Louisiana State University Center for GeoInformatics, this animation shows the development of oil and gas extraction wells both onshore and offshore in Louisiana beginning in 1900 to 2006. The political economic geography of the industry and the state can be traced in the spatial and temporal variations of well development. The ubiquity of petrochemical industrial development is often overlooked in the state, either as out of sight or as permanently pre-existing, this map aims at dispelling such a myth by showing the radical history and on-going development of the industry in the state, especially as new technologies enable new explorations in yet further depths or revisiting century-old sites of previous-thought exhausted reservoirs.