The image below shows some of the natural gas wells in this region of Arkansas. There are many more but if I zoomed out the Google Earth (GE) page far
enough to show you all of them, it would just be an overwhelming mass of green, almost reptilian scaly looking: more like some kind of disease than
But this will give you some idea:
If you'd like to study this in more detail, you can download the data direct from the State of Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) website
, on a special page they have set up for GE apps. Note that you need to have GE
installed to get this to work!
The actual data file is about 2.4 MB I think.
All you need to do is set your download to "open with Google Earth" and once downloaded it will automatically activate GE and take you straight to the
Arkansas region. You can save the file into GE if you wish and just mark the folder open or closed, depending on when you wish to view it. By default
on first use it should be in your temp folders on GE.
There is also a "Drilling Fluid Disposal Site" file you can load into Google Earth, but as it's pushing 11 pm here and I'm bushed I'll let you all
take a look at that one yourselves. There are quite a few sites, put it that way. If someone has a few minutes to get this file and post a shot I'm
sure others would like to see it. (Note: save the screenshot file as a jpeg or gif; ATS media don't like no stinking bitmaps!
The above file is
jpeg, so the quality's poor but enough to give people a fair idea.)
EDIT: I didn't load the oil wells into the above image set because at present our main focus is the gas wells. But if you want to load them, you just
select them from the sub-folders in the downloaded file.
Anyway folks I'll bid you all goodnight from here...
Best regards and stay safe,
edit on 4/3/11 by JustMike because: of typos and clarification.