Antipodean governments are leveraging geographical information systems to entice operators to take-up new acreage. As a part of the UK’s 22nd licensing round – announced earlier this month, the UK DTI has posted an ESRI Shapefile of the available acreage on the DEAL Data Registry download page (www.ukdeal.co.uk).
The Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences (GNS) has launched a web-based information service for New Zealand’s oil industry. The Petroleum Data Query Map is described as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information about New Zealand’s petroleum fields and license areas.
The GIS-based system offers information on license holders, work plans, wells drilled and seismic data acquired. Short reports of the main findings of work undertaken can also be downloaded. More from www.gns.cri.nz.
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