Viz Reflection Week 6

Update History:

  1. 2017-02-26 /First draft/

Good Viz Design: The United States of oil and gas

Since 2010, the United States has been in an oil-and-gas boom. In 2015, domestic production was at near-record levels, and we now produce more petroleum products than any other country in the world. President Trump said he plans to double down on the oil and gas industry, lifting regulations and drilling on federal land. Here is the state of the petroleum extraction industry that the new administration will inherit.

Welcome to the Viz Reflection series, this is the issue 6, today we will talk about a data journalism work from The Washington Post. Ok, let’s go further to see this fancy work.

The oil and gas wells distribution with 3 level response layout.

There are more than 900,000 active oil and gas wells in the United States, with technological advances and new pipeline infrastructure, not only the old oil-rich regions of Texas, but more new parts of the country join this game, from this map visualization, the geography used the bold font display, the city name used the light font.

Multi-visualization for the oil production from 2007-2017.

From this viz, this multi-visualization showed the nine geologic regions in same time period, the color encoding used the same color of the previous, it’s very good. But there would be better if the multi-visualization can make a connection to every single viz.

Oil and gas wells near Andrews, Texas.

There is an interaction of the satellite map of the oil and gas wells near Andrews, Texas. There are over 100 percent increased by las 10 years.

Decade years developed of the well data.

In this visualization, the lots of dots means the wells, and the light blue color line means the pipelines. Though it’s not easy to distinguish the every dots, it doesn’t matter, because this viz should be used to show the overview of the Gulf of Mexico area land wells and offshore drilling platforms.

There are many other viz in this article you can check from the link I provided below.