Big DEAL for UK (December 1999)

The Digital Energy Atlas and Library call for pre-qualification is out. The aim is to provide a metadata index of data available on the UK continentalshelf.

Formerly known as Data Environment for LIFT (See PDM Vol. 4 N 11), the new DEAL will initially be a high-level index of who owns what UKCS data. Interested parties will be able to surf through to data vendor websites to acquire real data.


The intent is to serve, not only incumbents who wish to trade data, but also newcomers, interested in evaluating UK exploration. DEAL will be the new vehicle for DTI data release. DEAL has DTI, UKOOA and Industry backing.


The vision is of access to all UKCS data via one portal, with e-commerce enabled data delivery. Interested parties can pre-qualify on

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