API Well Number

An API well number or API number is a "unique, permanent, numeric identifier" assigned to each well drilled for oil and gas in the United States. The API number is one of many industry standards established by the American Petroleum Institute. Custody of the API Number standard was transferred in 2010 to the PPDM Association.

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API Well Number - Sources For API Numbers
... There are primary and secondary sources for API numbers ... Petroleum Information (now IHS Energy assigned API numbers for most wells drilled before January 1, 1967 ... After that date, most numbers were assigned by the various state oil and gas regulatory bodies ...

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