We decided to see how many oil and natural gas wells have been drilled in the state of Colorado.
- All currently active natural-gas and oil wells (34,516 wells)
- All temporarily or permanently abandoned wells (32, 214)
- All currently valid permits to drill new wells (6,142)
- And a single large KMZ file that contains all of the above
Those without Google Earth yet (what’s holding you back?) can see statewide images of the well distribution in our online gallery. Google Earth users are invited to download the KMZs and explore Colorado drilling at your own speed. Leave us a comment to let us know if you think this is useful, and tell everyone about the interesting things you find.