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The BC Oil & Gas Commission offers access to a variety of online reports.

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Geophysical Lines (Permitted) [BCOGC-44932]

Geophysical exploration is an oil and gas activity under the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA) and is specifically defined in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act (PNG) Act as investigation of the subsurface by seismic, gravimetric, magnetic, electric and geochemical operations and by any other method approved by the BC Oil and Gas Commission, but does not include the use of geophysical well logs, vertical seismic profile surveys or other surveys obtained from a well. This dataset contains line features for approved and final plan geophysical activity collected on or after October 30, 2006.


Geophysical Plans (2002-2006) [BCOGC-44952]

Geophysical programs study the physical characteristics and properties of subsurface formations relating to oil and gas deposits, derived artificially by explosives or other means to map subsurface structure. Final plan spatial data is included for applications received between 2002 and 2006. Final plans identify the locations cleared at the conclusion of all operations.


Geophysical Ancillary Points (Pre-2016) [BCOGC-44962]

Ancillary features include camp sites, decking sites, drill sites, helipads or staging areas. This dataset contains spatial data collected through the Oil and Gas Commission?s electronic Petroleum Application Submission System (ePASS) on or after October 30, 2006. All ancillary features for final plan geophysical applications with a status of approved are included.


Orphan Sites [BCOGC-106928]

This dataset lists all designated well or facility orphan sites (individual pad sites), each of which may contain well(s), and/or facility equipment, and pipeline segments. Each site's decommissioning and restoration progress (status) is provided. For a KML, please choose the third layer option - 'Vector layers as vectors and raster layers as images.'


Orphan Wells [BCOGC-106989]

This dataset lists the wells (WAs) that are located on orphan sites, where permanent plugging (abandonment/decommissioning) is managed by the Orphan Fund. The current status of each well is provided. For a KML, please choose the third layer option - 'Vector layers as vectors and raster layers as images.'

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