October 24,2014
We have the experience and the resources
We have the experience and the resources
Oil and Gas Well Surveys

An oil and gas well survey accomplishes the following:

  • Determines where the section and quarter corners are, which can also be called aliquot corners, are for the particular section that the well is in.
  • From this information the section, quarter section and sixteenth-section lines, which collectively can be called aliquot lines, can be determined.
  • From the aliquot line information the drilling windows, or the areas where a well can be drilled within each section, can be determined.
  • King Surveyors will take this information into the field and meet with a representative of the oil/gas company and the landowner. Together they will determine where the well is to be drilled. KSI will place a “stake,” which can consist of simply a nail in the ground with a lath beside it or a rebar in the ground with a T-fence post beside it depending on the ground use. For example, a farmer may not want a rebar in the ground if he is going to be plowing the ground soon or a T-fence post may need to be placed if there are cattle nearby so that the cattle won’t destroy the lath. King Surveyors will locate any visible improvements and the surface use of the ground within a 200-foot radius of the wellhead, the latitude and longitude of the wellhead and the elevation of the ground at the wellhead as required by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. King Surveyors may also take pictures of the proposed wellhead location in each of the four cardinal directions.
  • King Surveyors will then prepare exhibits using the information collected in the field. The Well Location Exhibit will show the location of the wellhead relative to the section it is in. It will show the distances to the two nearest section lines, what quarter-quarter section it is in, the latitude and longitude, elevation, surface use and GPS information of the wellhead, the name of the field person representing KSI and the oil/gas company, the name of the well, the name of the oil/gas company, aliquot line and corner information, the date the field work was done, the date the exhibit was prepared, a licensed land surveyors signature and seal, the county the well is in, the distance to the nearest property line and the basis of bearings and elevations shown on the plat. The Vicinity Map will show aliquot lines, the location of the well within the section and road names. If necessary, the names of nearby bodies of water, towns and cities will be shown. If there are visible improvements nearby, such as, but not limited to, fences, ditches, overhead and underground utilities, diversion structures and irrigation pivots, the Visible Improvements exhibit will show the direction and distance these are from the wellhead within a 200 foot radius. This exhibit may also show the direction and distance to the nearest property line. If a Photo exhibit is necessary it will show photos of the “stake” that KSI placed at the wellhead from each of the four cardinal directions.