California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater Program

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Stephens, Michael J., Shimabukuro, David H., Gillespie, Janice M., Metzger, Loren F., Ducart, Ashley, Everett, Rhett, and Gans, Kathleen D.


U.S. Geological Survey data release



The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board compiled and analyzed data for the purpose of mapping groundwater salinity in selected oil and gas fields in California. The data for the Fruitvale and Rosedale Ranch oil fields include well construction data, digitized borehole geophysical data, geochemical analyses of water samples from oil and gas wells and groundwater wells, geological formation depths, and the groundwater total dissolved solids (TDS) calculations used in an accompanying manuscript. These data have been compiled from many sources and span several decades. The well construction data includes attributes such as the date drilling began (spud date), well depth, the depth of top producing perforation, and borehole orientation. These data have been in archived scanned pages in raster format on the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) website. Similarly, the borehole geophysical data, measured by oil companies, has been archived in raster format. This project has converted the borehole geophysical data from selected oil and gas wells into a computer readable numerical format. The geochemical analyses have also been archived in scanned formats, but now have been compiled into numerical datasets in additional data releases by Metzger and others (2018) and Gans and others (2018). All of the data compiled and analyzed are part of the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Program of Regional Monitoring of Water Quality in Areas of Oil and Gas Production and the USGS California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater (COGG) program.