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Equinor releases 83 GB dataset from North Sea CCS well. Fugro’s ORDEA (offshore and onshore reliability data) now available for sale to third parties. US EIA updates Energy Portal and Atlas. EOMAP and Fugro to develop seabed mapping solution.

Equinor, with partners Shell and Total, is to release data from the Northern Lights confirmation well 31/5-7, a.k.a. ‘Eos’ which was completed in 2020. Eos was drilled to test a reservoir for the storage of CO2 in preparation of the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project. Northern Lights is to pump liquid CO2 from a 100-km pipeline into the Cook and Johansen Formations (Jurassic) at a depth of 2,500m. The data includes well logs, core data and tests. The dataset, comprising some 850 files and 83 GB can be downloaded from the Equinor data portal (login required).

Offshore and onshore reliability data (OREDA), gathered by several oil and gas operators for nearly four decades, is now available online through DNV GL’s data platform, Veracity. OREDA was established in 1981 in cooperation with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and now covers data from some 300 installations. Data from over 18,000 equipment units with 43,000 failure and 80,000 maintenance records represents a total of over 2,000 years of operating experience. French IT service provider Satodev helped migrate the data from the traditional handbook to a digital tool, ‘OREDA@Cloud’ available through DNV GL’s Veracity data platform. A single user license to the ORDEA Topside + Subsea data costs €500 per year. More from DNV.

The US Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Portal includes several new features. Data can be viewed in physical units, BTUs of energy content, Terajoules and million tons of oil equivalent. The world energy overviews, rankings, and country analysis include annual datasets through 2018, along with many for 2019. The Portal now includes monthly updates for petroleum and other liquids production for the world, and energy consumption figures for OECD countries.

The EIA has also updated its US Energy Atlas with a new interface* for web map applications and a comprehensive open data catalog. The Atlas shows detailed energy infrastructure in redesigned maps with enhanced navigation and data accessibility features. Users can now combine the EIA data with information from other sources for custom geospatial analysis. The Atlas features 84 map layers showing the locations of power plants, coal mines, oil and natural gas wells, pipelines, storage facilities, natural gas processing plants, refineries, and other types of energy facilities.

* The Energy Atlas was built with the Esri ArcGIS hub, an ‘easy-to-configure community engagement platform’.

Fugro and project leader EOMAP are to ‘remotely map and monitor’ seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow water bathymetry. The 3-year, EU Horizon 2020 ‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite) project will leverage artificial intelligence, physics models, and satellite and airborne data to de-risk marine site survey using satellite data.

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