Oil & Gas UK streamlines North Sea data service

Access to UK offshore well, seismic, and other data should now be easier and more cost-effective.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- Access to UK offshore well, seismic, and other data should now be easier and more cost-effective.

Industry association Oil & Gas UK says its Common Data Access (CDA) subsidiary, responsible for managing and providing subsurface data across the UK continental shelf, has launched UKOilandGasData.com.

This provides a single Web portal for all information previously sourced separately from DEAL (Digital Energy Atlas and Library), the online service for UKCS data, and from CDA’s Well and Seismic DataStores.

Malcolm Fleming, CDA’s chief executive, said the aim is “to give industry the best and most comprehensive tool for sourcing quality information that contributes to its understanding of the subsurface.

“It is designed to deliver faster and therefore more cost-effective access to quality data on UKCS wells, seismic surveys, production licenses, and infrastructure. This is all the more important as the industry sharpens its focus to ensure that the maturing basin of the UKCS continues to be productive beyond 2050."

Fleming added that improving the delivery of data services aims to help companies reduce geological uncertainty, reduce development risk, and increase chances of exploration and production success.

Users of the existing services should now access the new URL www.UKOilandGasData.com.

11/5/2013

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