BC Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Profiles

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The locations of coastal British Columbia offshore oil and gas seismic profiles.

There has not been any seismic done in the Queen Charlotte Basin since 1972. There currently exists a moreatorium on Oil and Gas exploration so there are no plans to do any more until the moratorium is lifter.

The seismic lines in this data layer are surveys which were done over 45 years ago, in single passes. The attribute data for the polylines refers to interpretations done in 1988, which are still accessible via the web-links.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.2° to 55.5°
Longitude: -132.6° to -122.4°

Additional Information


To aid in the planning and support for emergency response along the coast

Lineage Statement

Resource information is collected using peer-reviewed provincial Resource Information Standards Committee (RISC) which include standards for data management and analysis.

Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-08-28
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Comments: Location of coastal British Columbia offshore oil and gas seismic profiles

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
SEISMIC_PROFILE_ID SSMCPRFLD NUMBER 8 A unique numeric identifier assigned to this seismic profile.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 An alphanumeric code used to identify a feature component. All CCSM feature codes are generated according to the Canadian Council on Survey and Mapping (CCSM) Draft Standard on feature code classification.
LINE_CODE LINE_CODE VARCHAR2 20 LINE CODE is an identifier for one or more seismic lines used to group several lines together.
SEISMIC_ID SEISMIC_ID NUMBER 38 SEISMIC ID is a spatial identifier for one or more seismic lines.
URL URL VARCHAR2 254 URL is a web link to seismic line profile in PDF format.
NAME NAME VARCHAR2 250 NAME is a label for the seismic line.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters