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Michigan Oil & Gas Map Updated To Permit #61089 as of March 28, 2015

Mich Oil & Gas Production Updated To PRU#21674 as of March 28, 2015

Check out the "How to search for oil wells in Michigan" video below

Check out our Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine

Learn about geology, energy, & environmental protection here.

Map below shows all Michigan high volume oil & gas wells.

Click on any marker for links to info, numbers, & media.

Search for wells anywhere in Michigan by clicking

Enter a zip code or click on the map for where to search.

Map will show 1,000 closest MI wells to the point you choose

Learn about Michigan's natural resources here.

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Choose Ghost Markers

If a location has no surface infrastructure, has been plugged, and has been restored to conditions specified in the well file, the location is marked as a Ghost to remove those markers from the search. In a handful or more of cases, a location has no surface infrastucture but has not been marked as a Ghost because of activity or ongoing research. This list is not static. It is constantly being updated to the latest and best avaialable information.

Choose Base List For Search

Choose a Base List to search from. This selection will determine which list you search from. Eventually, when all the data has been reviewed, there will be just one list to search from. Right now, however, three sepearate lists (with some overlap) exist. You can choose from the active Part 615 remediation list (which is the list RMP is focusing on first). The active Part 615 list has about 300 locations RMP is investigating. The Mixed 201 Lists are separate lists compiled by MDEQ district locations like Cadillac or Kalamzoo or Saginaw that RMP has combined into 1 list called "Mixed 201". You can choose Mixed 201 as a base to see all district lists as one conglomerate list. The Mixed 201 lists are likely to have locations that are fully remediated and some that are still active. Or, you choose the 1993 SAP list as your base map which is the largest list at about 1,600 markers. The SAP list serves as a hitorical list in many cases as to where there were spills affecting soil & water. Many locations on the SAP list are ghosts or fully remediated but some are still active and many still have surface infrastructure. Overlap exists between all 3 lists and RMP is parsing this data bit by bit to create one master list for ground soil and ground water contamination in Michigan both current and historical.

Choose Pollution Type For Search

Choose a Pollution Type. You can choose Soil Contamination, Ground Water Contamination, Lake Water Contamination, or all 3. Ground water contamination currently only shows for items confirmed via the 1993 SAP list. Many more ground water contamination locations exist or have existed but we do not mark them as such without verified documentation from MDEQ district offices. We update the list as more locations are found or confirmed. Unfortunately the data to confirm ground water contamination is offline, protected, and expensive to access for the public. You can help us find and confirm ground water contamination sites by donating money for research trips to Lansing, Kalamazoo, Saginaw, Cadillac and other district offices where the hard copy files exist. We will photocopy the records we recover and host them on RMP so the public can see documentation of things like ground water contamination plumes and remediation plans. We can also use the polygon feature of the Google Maps APIv3 to draw the outline of the plumes on our map. You can help us cut through the red tape to make this information more accesible to the public by simply making a tax deductible donation to our organization. Thank you!

Zero in on a Keyword

Choose a specific keyword to zero in on. We are adding meta data to MDEQ data to make it smarter. This way we can leave a keyword behind on a location like 'sparge' or 'residential' or any characteristic we want to help group wells and find groupings of wells that have similar characteristics. This is for narrowing down searches for specific reasons. Just choose 'Do Not Specify a Keyword' for regular searches.

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2014 Top Oil, Gas, & NGL Producing Units in the Michigan Basin

RMP’s mission is basically to do what is right for water. Protecting fresh water is important. Fresh water is key to life and happiness. Without fresh water we have nothing. But, we need energy. All forms of energy production require water. Producing energy for profit can foster motivations that put acquiring personal wealth above that of protecting community water sources. Understanding economic motivations can be complex but RMP is up to the task as economics is our strongest subject. Join RMP as we journey to learn energy economics.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – April 2015

Check out the April 2015 issue of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Year to date Michigan has received 31 applications for new wells, issued 36 permits for new wells or reentry into old ones, and has published plugging information for 103 wells. The Lucas 1-13HD1 well was issued plugging instructions. The Sherwood 1-22HD1 well, which was plugged in July of 2014, had it’s plugging information officially reported in April of 2015.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly March 2015

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – March 2015

Check out the March 2015 issue of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Year to date Michigan has received 21 applications for new wells, issued 28 permits for new wells or reentry into old ones, and has published plugging information for 98 wells. The permits expired for GeoSouthern’s McKenney 1-27P & 1-27 HD1 well in Sanilac county which most likely marks GeoSouthern’s last exit from the Michigan oil & gas exploration.

High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

Analysis of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality High Volume Hydraulically Fractured Well Completions and Applications

If you would like to learn more about High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Michigan Basin, click through to read an analysis paper about HVHF in Michigan that is hosted by Friends of Au Gres-Rifle Watershed. RMP has teamed up with FAR Watershed to publish this informative exposition of HVHF in Michigan since its inception in 2008.


Responsibly Migrating Away from Crude Oil

Read this post about the responsible migration away from crude oil and all the associated benefits it would have for American taxpayers. We can responsibly phase out internal combustion engines and improve our economy and national security. Energy is a tax and the companies that sell us that energy at a profit have formed a monopoly over the transportation sector of our economy. Monopolies are the enemies of a free market. Learn how we can improve America by phasing out the internal combustion engine and crude oil with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. The featured image of this post is the Toyota Mirai FCEV. It is Toyota’s first mass produced FCEV. Mirai is the Japanese word for future.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – February 2015

Check out the February 2015 edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Read this post on activity in the Michigan oil patch in the month February or check out the video edition of the same. Check back each month to stay up to date on all activity related to oil & gas in Michigan. Like us on facebook or follow us on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss an update.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – January 2015

Check out our very first edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. We will be recapping application, permitting, production, and other information related oil & gas activity in Michigan each month. Want to know what is going on in Michigan as it relates to oil & gas and all things energy? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to be notified each time we publish. Have an idea for a feature? Let us know. Thanks for following us.

EIA's Michigan Production Numbers

Michigan Petroleum Production 101

Understanding Michigan Petroleum Production can be tricky at first. This article is a primer about the basics of petroleum production and discusses history, units of measure, and pricing. We are about to start publishing Michigan production info on a regular basis and this article will help you get the most out of how and why we report the way we do.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline

If you listen to the TV news and proponents of KXL, you might think the Keystone XL is all about America. But, what if America has little to do with Keystone XL other than we are geographically located between Canada’s Athabasca tar sands and a deepwater port to foreign markets? Proponents focus their talk on the 42,100 jobs that will be created by KXL quoting the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Dept of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs but fail to mention those are short term contract jobs. The very same doc they quote is also quoted by opponents of KXL because it says only 35 permanent jobs will be created. Learn more about America’s economic pros & cons with regard to KXL by reading this article.

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Michigan Petroleum Geology 101

Marathon Oil, a Houston Texas company, has recently purchased Encana’s (Calgary, Canada) leased acreage and producing wells in the Michigan Basin. Encana was given millions of gallons of Michigan freshwater to test the Collingwood shale and was permitted to use millions of gallons more. Their results, however, have not been economically viable for a for-profit company. Why would Marathon want to try the Collingwood after Encana’s failures here? Learn more about Michigan petroleum geology by reading this basic Michigan Petroleum Geology 101 primer.

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