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Help With Geothermal Online Well Record Program

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division) has scanned the well records for its three geothermal districts. The Online Well Record (OWR) web application allows the viewing of scanned well records for these Districts. The well records include the history and logs that compose the hard-copy well files. There are nearly 4,000 well records in the districts, and all of them have been scanned to date.  NO INFORMATION ON CONFIDENTIAL WELLS IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

The first screen is the selection criteria that are used to find wells. After selecting a district, wells can be found based on the County, Field, Operator names, the API number, or the Section, Township, and Range location. Selecting one of these criteria will bring up additional selection screens where you can scroll down to make additional selections, and use the buttons that appear to the left to make further selections, as needed. The Get Wells button brings up a list of wells that meet the selection criteria. Clicking on the API number brings up the well information screen.

Help with Geothermal Online Well Record Program 

The well type codes are as follows:
CLT = Commercial low-temperature well
DST = Developmental Steam well
DWT= Developmental high-temperature water well
ELT = Exploratory low-temperature well
EST = Exploratory Steam well
EWT = Exploratory high-temperature water well
INJ = Injection well
NLT= Non-commercial low-temperature well
OBS = Observation well
TG = Temperature Gradient well
WS = Water Source well

The well status codes are as follows:
ABDN = plugged and abandoned
ACTV = active
CANC = cancelled
DEST = deserted
IDLE = idle
LOST = lost
PROP = proposed
SUSP = suspended
UNKN = unknown

The mineral rights codes are as follows:
F = federal
P = private
S = state

Once you’ve located the well of interest via the selection criteria, a window will display well information at the top, and the various scanned well record files underneath the well information header. To open and view a file, click on the API number highlighted in blue. The naming convention for the scanned well files is: API number, type of file, and the scanned on date. The type of file names used includes:

  • Data = Continuous Logs, Forms, History, Index, Location, Summary, Survey (Note: a separate folder labeled TIFS contains tiff versions of continuous well logs only)

  • Continuous Log names include:

1. The API number
2. The scale (2 or 5-inch)
3. The type (Dual Induction, Mud, Sonic, Neutron Density Gamma ray, Cement Bond Log, Other)
4. The run number
5. Date the log was scanned


05190135 2MUD1 08-12-2006.pdf = 2” Mud Log, run 1
05190135 5DIL2 08-12-2006.pdf = 5” Dual Induction Log, run 2
05190135 5NDG1 08-12-2006.pdf = 5” Neutron Density Gamma Log, run 1

Information for printing logs on either large plotters or desktop printers can be found here.