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WELL SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS

WELL SYMBOLS
Permitted location
Expired permit location
Gas show
Gas well
Plugged gas well
Gas and oil show
Oil show
Oil well
Plugged oil well
Gas well with oil show
Oil well with gas show
Plugged oil well with gas show
Oil and gas well
Plugged oil and gas well
Plugged gas well with oil show
Dry hole
Dry hole with gas show
Dry hole with oil show
Dry hole with oil and gas show
Injection well
Plugged injection well
Well producing oil and gas from multiple horizons
Plugged well that produced gas from multiple
horizons

PBWW

RAD

Well producing gas with a show of oil from multiple


horizons
Well producing gas from multiple horizons
Well producing oil from multiple horizons
Plugged well that produced oil with a gas show
from multiple horizons
Plugged well that produced oil from multiple horizons
Well producing oil with a gas show from multiple
horizons
Plugged well that produced gas with an oil show
from multiple horizons
Plugged well that produced oil and gas from multiple
horizons
Well originally drilled for oil and gas, but converted
to a water well
Brine well for dust and ice control
Plugged brine well for dust and ice control
Water supply well
Plugged water supply well
Lost hole
Radioactive geophysical tools lost in hole
Observation/monitor well
Unknown status

MISCELLANEOUS ABBREVIATIONS
PERMIT NUMBER
1st PRODUCING
HORIZON
2nd PRODUCING
HORIZON
(if necessary)

WELL LEASE
NUMBER

21234
BE
Cl

10 BO
100 M

INITIAL
PRODUCTION

WELL SYMBOL

PERMIT NUMBERS
20000-39999 Standard API permit number for wells permitted
by the Division of Mines and the Division of Oil
and Gas between 1935 to present. Does not
include duplicate permit numbers issued by
the Division of Mines.
60000-79999 Standard API permit number for duplicate permit
numbers issued by the Division of Mines
between 1935 and 1965, Division of Mines and
Division of Oil and Gas A number wells, USGS
Pepper numbers, Ohio Geological Survey D
and L numbers, and wells with no identifiers.

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AIR
BO
DD
DWELL
ERP
IAERP
I/O
IWDW
LOC?
LH
M
MM
PB
PBWW
RAD
RO
SMP
STEST
STOR
SWIW
CTEST

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Old information
Air injection
Barrels of oil per day
Drill deeper
Domestic
Enhanced recovery project
Inactive enhanced recovery project
Idle/orphan
Industrial waste disposal well
Well location uncertain
Lost hole
1,000 cubic feet of gas per day
1,000,000 cubic feet of gas per day
Plug back
Plugged back to water well
Radioactive geophysical tools lost in hole
Reopen
Solution mining project
Stratigraphic test
Storage well
Salt water injection well
Core hole
revised 1/00

HORIZON ABBREVIATIONS

(Drillers' or informal names are within quotation marks)

PENNSYLVANIAN

Pgr
Pmt
Pwc
Pvn
Ppk
Pcr
Pbr
Pmb
Pgt
Pss
Pbl
Pmx

Goose Run
Mitchell
Wolf Creek
Vincent
Peeker
Cow Run
Buell Run
Macksburg
Germantown
Salt Sand
Brill
Maxton

MISSISSIPPIAN

Mma
Mke
Min
Msq
Mwel
Mwr
Mhd
Msu
Be
Mbed

Maxville Limestone
Keener
Big Injun
Squaw
Welch
Weir
Hamden
Sunbury Shale
Berea Sandstone
Bedford Shale

DEVONIAN

Doh
Dgd
Dol
Don
Ddel
Dsyl
Dcol
Dbb
Dor
Dhel

Ohio Shale
Gordon
Olentangy Shale
Onondaga Limestone
Delaware Limestone
Sylvania Sandstone
Columbus Limestone
Bois Blanc Formation
Oriskany Sandstone
Helderberg Limestone

SILURIAN

Sbi
Snb
Slp
Sps
Sbf
Cl

Bass Islands Dolomite


Newburg
Lockport Formation
Packer Shell
Brassfield Formation
Clinton

Med
Oqu
Out
Otr
Obr
Ouc
Omc
Olc
Osp
Obmt

Medina
Queenston Shale
Utica Shale
Trenton Limestone
Black River Limestone
Upper Chazy
Middle Chazy
Lower Chazy
Saint Peter
Beekmantown

Ckn

Knox Dolomite

CAMBRIAN

Crr
Ccr
Tpl
Cfr
Ckb
Cec
Cco
Cro
Cms

Rose Run
Copper Ridge
Trempealeau
Franconian
Kerbel Formation
Eau Claire Formation
Conasauga Formation
Rome Formation
Mount Simon Sandstone

PRECAMBRIAN

P
PC

Precambrian

ORDOVICIAN

DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone
sandstone

sandstone
Big Lime

dolomite
limestone
sandstone
sandstone

limestone
sandstone
dolomite

sandstone
dolomite
dolomite
sandstone