Petroleum Survey Index of Geological and Geophysical Reports

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources - Tenure and Geoscience
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These datasets provide geographic references for geological/geophysical reports submitted by petroleum exploration companies as work requirements to hold tenure on exploration permits. The first report indexed here represent the early years of petroleum exploration from the early 1900s to approximately the mid 1960s. This index provides details on what type of information is contained in the reports stored in Victoria. it displays the geographic location of the exploration permits relating to the reports. These historically and geologically significant reports have not been published and can only be viewed at the offices of the Ministry of Natural Gas Development. A significant portion of the seismic lines contained in the reports have now been scanned and can be accessed remotely from Seismic Lines Georeports 2016.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


The descriptions of what is contained in the geological/geophysical reports, coupled with maps showing location of associated exploration permits, and/or seismic lines are intended to increase awareness of this under-utilized, but valuable public resource.

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NameEd Janicki (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationTenure and Geoscience

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2015-11-06
Record Last Modified 2019-05-10
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: SEISMIC_LN

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
SL_SYSID SL_SYSID NUMBER 10 SL_SYSID is a system generated unique ID.
SEISMIC_ID SEISMIC_ID VARCHAR2 10 SEISMIC_ID is a unique ID created by the Ministry from the REPORT_NUMBER and a sequential ID, e.g., 1938_02.
REPORT_NUMBER REPORT_NUM NUMBER 4 REPORT_NUMBER is the a approximate chronological order number given to the report by the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines as they are received, e.g., 1938.
REPORT_TITLE REPORT_TIT VARCHAR2 254 REPORT_TITLE is the name of report as submitted by the author. It may be modified by the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines for greater clarity of purpose or brevity.
REPORT_ID REPORT_ID VARCHAR2 25 REPORT_ID is the identifying tag assigned by the operating company to each seismic line. It differs from SEISMIC_LINE_ID because it is the number originally assigned by the operating company, e.g., Line 2; LINE 7601-14.
YEAR YEAR NUMBER 4 YEAR is the year the report was submitted.
AUTHOR AUTHOR VARCHAR2 75 AUTHOR is the name of the person who wrote the report.
START_OF_LINE SOL VARCHAR2 20 START_OF_LINE is the location information identifying the start of a seismic line., e.g, A-074-B,94-I-7.
END_OF_LINE EOL VARCHAR2 20 END_OF_LINE is the location information signifying the end of a seismic line, e.g., D-76-E,94-I-8.
SEISMIC_PROGRAM_NUMBER SPNUM NUMBER 5 SEISMIC_PROGRAM_NUMBER is a number given by the original operators for them to distinguish seismic projects from one another, e.g., 122.
AVERAGE_SHOTPOINT_SPACING AVE_SP_SPA NUMBER 5 AVERAGE_SHOTPOINT_SPA refers to the space in-between explosive charges along a seismic line, units in meters, e.g., 140.
SECTION_QUALITY_COMMENTS QUALITY_CO VARCHAR2 100 SECTION_QUALITY_COMMENTS are the comments regarding the quality of the seismic readings and reasons for that quality.
SECTION_DIMENSIONS SEC_DIMENS VARCHAR2 15 SECTION_DEMENTIONS is the hard copy seismic line primary dimention in inches, e.g, 24.00"x27.00".
REPORT_CONTENT1 REPORT_CON VARCHAR2 254 REPORT_CONTENT1 is a synopsis of the report objectives.
REPORT_CONTENT2 CONTENT2 VARCHAR2 254 REPORT_CONTENT2 is a continued synopsis of the report objectives from REPORT_CONTENT1.
IMAGE_URL IMAGE_URL VARCHAR2 254 IMAGE_URL is the link to the seismic section image.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA ANNO_CAD 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.


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