Explore New York's 46,000+ wells!
The Empire State Organized Geologic Information System (ESOGIS) is your complete resource for deep well information in the state of New York. In addition to allowing you to query and view data for all of New York's 46,000+ deep wells, we provide easy access to digital maps, published papers (PDF), and other related information.
Whether you have been interested in New York's deep wells for many years or you are just beginning your research, ESOGIS provides you with a wealth of information.
All Wells - ZIP File
The ESOGIS Wells - ZIP File contains the following information for each oil well and gas well record:
3 wells updated 03/2023 thru 06/2023
The permit date, drilling date, and/or completion date fall within this three month range for the following wells.
In the early 1820's William Hart of Fredonia, New York is said to have dug the first commercial natural gas well. The gas was piped to a local inn. Mr. Hart discovered a good flow of gas at a depth of 27 feet in what is now known as Devonian Shale.
In the mid 1860's Job Moses of Bolivar, New York is said to have drilled the first producing oil well in New York State. Mr. Moses' well "Job Moses No. 1" was located about 30 miles west of Bolivar in Limestone at a depth of 1050 feet. It produced seven barrels a day.