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Formation Tops & Elevations DownloadFormation tops are the depths in a well (measured in feet below a reference elevation) at which formations are found in the subsurface, except for the glacial drift formation. In the case of the glacial drift, the "top" is actually the bottom or base of the drift. This "base of drift" is the depth of the bedrock surface at the well.
All wells do not have data.
Explanation of Data
In the Elevations table, Column 1, Location_ID is the well API number. Elev_Gr is the elevation of the ground surface at the well, Elev_KB is the drilling rig's kelly bushing elevation, Elev_DF is the elevation of the drilling rig (or derrick) floor. Column 5, Ref_Tops, gives a code identifying which elevation was used as the reference elevation in picking the formation tops for the well identified by the API number.
The Reference point codes table lists Definitions for codes used in the Ref_Tops column in the Elevations table.
The Formation codes table contains American Association of Petroleum Geologists codes (AAPG_Cd) for Michigan rock formations and the full name of the formation. The OOGM publication, "Stratigraphic Lexicon for Michigan" and its companion chart "Stratigraphic Nomenclature for Michigan" provide an extensive compilation of stratigraphic terms.
The Method Obtained table lists Definitions for the various sources of formation top data.
The FormationTops table lists formation top information by API number. The table can be sorted, filtered, or queried by various factors utilizing Microsoft Access tools. For example: Using a well's API number, the formation tops for that one well can be listed together.
Other downloads "Locations - Oil & Gas wells - download database" and "Production of Oil and Gas wells - download" are available and can be used in conjunction with the Formation Tops & Elevations download for advanced stratigraphic and/or production investigations.
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