Surveyors tap techology for mapping wells
Over the last century, the sands of the Allegheny National Forest in the Southern Tier of New York State and adjacent Pennsylvania have yielded impressive volumes of oil — with a projected 160 million barrels still
remaining. As a result, there are now more than 8,000 active wells in the region, with about another 1,200 being added each year. Servicing the scores of oil and gas companies holding leases on mineral rights in the forest has become a focus for a number of surveying firms in the area, including Bradford, PA-based Lang Surveying. Owner Chuck Lang says that, while he also does boundary and topographic work, better than 95% of their business is well related.