[Tagging] man_made=petroleum_well vs man_made=pumping_rig

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 08:54:33 UTC 2020

There are some users on the wiki who seem to treat these two tags as


The later was approved, but the first is much more common.

The proposal in 2008 for pumping_rig said

"A tag for pumping platforms - gas, oil, etc. The rig may be on ground or water"

But petroleum_well says just: "An oil well is a boring in the Earth
that is designed to bring petroleum oil or gas to the surface."

I believe not all petrolum wells have a pumping rig? Can someone
confirm that these tags are different?

- Joseph Eisenberg

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