Is there a way using ArcGIS 10.3, when you have points for Surface Well and Bottom Hole... with API numbers, match up the API numbers and have a "LATERAL LINE" be drawn without hand drawing in each one?


Look in ArcToolbox under:

Data Management Tools -> Features -> Points to Line

Specify your input and output feature class, and under Line Field you would select the well API.

A word of caution though, you will need to check your results if you have multiple bottom holes for a well.

  • what is that supposed to do? It does not address the question of generating Lateral lines? I tried that and all I came up with is a polyline shp file of 16 lines of 3,061 wells. Blank shp file. – Zoran Aug 18 '15 at 18:23
  • Sorry, I thought you meant to connect the bottom hole to the surface location. If that's not it, I'm unfamiliar with lateral lines in this context. – Mintx Aug 18 '15 at 21:36
  • I thank you for taking your time out to help. I'm sure there is a way but probably takes a lot of program scripting. – Zoran Sep 2 '15 at 21:22

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