Annual Reserves Data and Monthly Drilling Production Data

Data products are available for download on the Data Downloads page, which can be accessed through the Commission Web Application Logon.

Annual Reserves Data

This information is published on a yearly basis (usually September 1st) coinciding with the release of the Hydrocarbon and By-Product Reserves Report (available from Crown Publications Inc.) and provides the previous calendar year’s reserves. It is in ASCII format, with no charts or reports. For information pertaining to British Columbia hydrocarbons, contact Sara Li  (250) 419-4442 or Sara.li@bcogc.ca.

There are four types of data: oil and gas reserves; oil and gas production; gas analysis data; and, code tables. The data must be deciphered from these files. Data vendors use these files to manipulate data for their customers’ requirements.

Download Instructions—Save the download to file or disk, then upzip the files (as they are zipped). Use the USER-Resv.doc to define the files, data, offsets and line lengths. Use Microsoft Excel to open each file. Excel has a wizard which allows the user to select columns by indicating a column marker between each data item.

Monthly Drilling Production Data (PIMS)

This information is updated on a monthly basis around the 4th week of each month.   The information is in ASCII format, with no charts or reports. There are four types of data, three of which are included in Drilling data for all wells in BC—well and facility information, and code tables. The fourth type of data is the Production data for all wells in BC. The data must be deciphered from these files. Data vendors use these files to manipulate data for their customers’ requirements.

The drilling data contains information on all non-confidential wells and consists of specific well information—Drill Stem Tests; core cuts; pressures; and, analyses. Also included is geological information—pool, pay and porosity data, as well as well status, completions, field and pools, and injections.

The oil and gas production information consists of production figures dating from the 1950’s up to the most recently available production.  Production is two calendar months behind the date the download was revised on the web (i.e., August 24th, 1999—June production is available).

Download Instructions—Save the download to file or disk, then unzip the files (as they are zipped). Use the USER-PIMS.doc to define the files, data, offsets and line lengths. Use Microsoft Excel to open each file. Excel has a wizard which allows the user to select columns by indicating a column marker between each data item.