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Applications

Well and Facility Areas (Permitted) [BCOGC-44522]

Land authorizations for areas on which well or facility activities can occur. This dataset contains spatial data collected on or after October 30, 2006. The spatial data includes approved and post-construction land areas associated with well or facility activities.

Applications

Well and Facility Areas (Proposed) [BCOGC-44530]

Applications for land authorization on which well or facility activities can occur. This dataset contains polygon features for proposed applications collected through the BC Oil and Gas Commission's Application Management System (AMS).

Roads

Sierra Yoyo Desan Road (SYD Road) [BCOGC-44540]

The Sierra-Yoyo-Desan (SYD) assessable area is comprised of parts of NTS mapsheets 094J, 094I, 094O and all of 094P. Activities located within or accessed through the SYD Assessable Area are indicated on applications provided to the Oil and Gas Commission. Road use charges are determined by oil and gas applications falling within the SYD road assessable area.

Roads

BC Ministry of Transportation Rights of Ways [BCOGC-44549]

The area of Crown land disturbance for applications falling within a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) road allowance. The BC Oil and Gas Commission issues cutting permits for any new Crown land disturbance within Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) unconstructed road allowances. The Commission does not issue land tenure over MOTI right of ways. This dataset contains polygon features for proposed applications collected through the Commission's Application Management System (AMS).

Applications

Road Segments (Permitted) [BCOGC-44557]

Road centre-lines associated with oil and gas road activity and falling within the area representing the road right of way. This dataset contains line features for approved road centre-line locations collected on or after October 30, 2006.

Applications

Road Rights of Ways (Permitted) [BCOGC-44565]

Land authorizations representing the road right of way for road activities. The spatial data includes polygon data for approved and post-construction road rights of way collected on or after October 30, 2006.

Roads

Petroleum Development Roads (Pre-2006) [BCOGC-44573]

Petroleum Development Road (PDR) applications can apply to proposed construction or to existing non status tenured roads over any Crown Land without disposition preventing road construction, and/or use of non-status, unencumbered existing access roads on Crown Land. These applications are approved under the Petroleum Natural Gas Act, Section 8 and subject to the Petroleum Development Road Regulation. Only sections of the proposed PDR located on Crown Land will be issued status under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, Section 8. PDR status does not apply to sections of road located on private lands or Indian Reserve lands. This dataset includes spatial data for PDR applications received before October 30, 2006 with a status of Approved, In Progress or Interim Approval.

Applications

Road Rights of Ways (Proposed) [BCOGC-44581]

Applications for land authorizations representing the road right of way for road activities. This dataset contains polygon features for proposed applications collected through the BC Oil and Gas Commission's Application Management System (AMS).

Wells

Oil and Gas Fields [BCOGC-44593]

A pool, or group of pools, within a specified geographic area that contain oil or natural gas. Fields are not specific to producing geological formation(s). Fields are used for well naming purposes relative to the well site surface coordinates and the objective formation of the well.

Wells

Well Naming Index [BCOGC-44619]

Index of geographic names and associated areas which provide geographic references in the naming of wells where few pre-existing oil and gas fields have been designated. The areas in the well naming index are to be used for well naming only if the well is outside of any existing field boundary.

Wells

Pool Designation Areas [BCOGC-44631]

The gridded geographic area of specific pools respecting pool contours and gas and oil spacing areas within the DLS and NTS survey systems.

Applications

Permit Condition Areas [BCOGC-44772]

Oil and Gas Permit Condition Areas

Reservoir Engineering

Engineering Projects [BCOGC-44782]

Oil and Gas Commission Special Project approvals may be issued, upon application, under the authority of Section 75 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act. Projects grant the applicant permission, under specific conditions, for the purpose of disposal, storage, extracting oil and/or natural gas in the most efficient way that will result in maximization of resource recovery and benefit to the Crown, balanced with surface impact and socio-economic factors.

Reservoir Engineering

Commingling Areas [BCOGC-44791]

Commingled production is the flow of fluids, originating from two or more pools, in an unsegregated manner to a well measurement meter. Production may be commingled down-hole in the well-bore or at the surface prior to metering. Commingling may occur at any point in the life of a well, from initial design to a re-completion late in the life of a well. Commingling is a method to maximize the total recoverable hydrocarbons from a well. Commingling provides an opportunity to produce zones that may be individually uneconomic to produce, either initially or after having declined to marginal rates. Commingling may also help to lift liquids to the surface that would otherwise hinder production.

Wells

Regional Fields [BCOGC-44808]

Geographic outline of large, unconventional natural gas accumulations that are specific to a geological formation. Regional fields cover an expansive area which is too large to provide a meaningful geographic reference and consequently are not to be used for well naming purposes.

Wells

Pool Contours [BCOGC-44827]

Net pay thickness mapping of oil and gas reservoir development within a specific pool.

Wells

Pool Breaklines [BCOGC-44837]

A breakline is a type of structural fault, pool contact, provincial/territorial boundary or other pool feature that influences the shape of the net pay contours. It may also be a corresponding gas cap or oil leg outline.

Applications

Associated and Ancillary Areas (Permitted) [BCOGC-44848]

This dataset contains spatial data for approved and post construction features for National Energy Board (NEB) related ancillary features and Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA) associated oil and gas activities collected on or after October 30, 2006. Associated oil and gas activities are related activities which require the use of Crown land and require an authorization under either the Land Act or the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act. The dataset includes polygon features such as campsites, workspaces, deck sites, staging areas, and other temporary disturbances.

Applications

Associated and Ancillary Areas (Proposed) [BCOGC-44858]

This dataset contains spatial data for proposed applications for National Energy Board (NEB) related ancillary features and Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA) associated oil and gas activities collected through the BC Oil and Gas Commission's Application Management System (AMS). Associated oil and gas activities are related activities which require the use of Crown land and require an authorization under either the Land Act or the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act. The dataset includes polygon features such as campsites, workspaces, deck sites, staging areas, and other temporary disturbances.

Applications

Construction Corridors (Proposed) [BCOGC-44869]

Applications for spatial areas occurring on Crown land in which oil and gas activities will take place. Construction corridors allow for flexibility in the movement, placement and construction of oil and gas activity.

Areas Established by the Commission [BCOGC-44879]

Areas where the Oil and Gas Commission has identified that enhanced management or an enhanced review process is required. These areas generally have high ecological sensitivity and/or public use or recreation.

Applications

Administrative Zones [BCOGC-44889]

The Oil and Gas Commission has broken application areas into a regional model structure encompassing areas of the Province. These geographic zones are used to accommodate application processing for oil and gas activities.

Unconventional Play Trends [BCOGC-44899]

Unconventional play trends depict the general location and extent of unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Play trends will change over time as knowledge of the resource increases. Current examples of unconventional play trends include the Montney, Liard, Cordova and Horn River Basin plays.

Liability Management

Liability Management Rating (LMR) Areas [BCOGC-44909]

The OGC LMR Liability layer identifies the regional zones for application submission purposes.

Management Areas [BCOGC-44919]

Oil and Gas Management Areas depict the general spatial extent of management areas with similar surface land use issues. These management areas will be used for research projects, coordinated efforts and oil and gas area specific regulations.

Applications

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

Geophysical Plans (1996-2004) [BCOGC-44942]

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 1996 and 2004. Final plans identify the locations cleared at the conclusion of all operations.

Geophysical

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.

Applications

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.

Wells

Regional Well and Field Location Map [BCOGC-47944]

Regional well and field location maps for both South Half and North Half

Data Downloads

BC Pipeline Information [BCOGC-48429]

Data on pipelines in BC

Wells

Dormant Sites (All) [BCOGC-60047]

This data-set includes all dormant sites as defined in the Dormancy Regulation.

Wells

Dormant Sites (By Dormancy Type) [BCOGC-60072]

This data-set joins the “live external report of Dormant Sites” that is available on the BC Oil and Gas Commission’s website and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set. Dormant sites are classified as either Type A, B, C, or Priority Sites as defined in Section 4 of the Dormancy Regulation and are captured on individual layers. Note that at this time there are no Type C, or Priority sites.

Type A: This data is filtered to show only the Type A dormant sites. As defined in Section 4(1) of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation Type A dormant sites are those sites that have not met the thresholds for activity as of December 31, 2018 for five consecutive calendar years. The thresholds for activity are defined in Section 3 of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation.

Type B: This data is filtered to show only the Type B dormant sites. Section 4(2) of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation defines Type B sites as sites that become dormant (meet the activity thresholds for five consecutive calendar years) between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2023.

Dormant Sites

Proposed LRP Sites (as of August 2020) [BCOGC-60099]

This data-set compiles into one file the surface locations of all sites that are included within Liability Reduction Plans (LRPs) that the Commission has received. This data is presented as proposed and will be finalized after Commission engagement with local Indigenous nations and decision by the Commission to approve, or decline the LRP proposal. Permit holders with greater than 100 Type A dormant sites are allowed to apply for an LRP. As of July 2020, only two submissions had been received.

Dormant Sites

Dormant Sites Annual Work Plans [BCOGC-60133]

This data-set compiles into one location the information contained within permit holders’ Annual Work Plan submissions which are required under Section 11 of the Dormancy & Shutdown Regulation (DSR). The Annual Work Plan reflects what closure work (decommissioning, assessment, or restoration) permit holders intend to complete during a given calendar year. In many cases the data will include sites which are non-dormant where closure work is planned. This is an annual update that uses an inventory of dormant sites and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set. The Wells Surface Hole data-set provides non-confidential information about the surface location of a well.

Dormant Sites

Dormant Sites Annual Reports [BCOGC-60148]

This data-set compiles into one location the information contained within permit holders’ Annual Report submissions, which are required under Section 12 of the Dormancy & Shutdown Regulation (DSR). The Annual Report reflects what closure work (decommissioning, assessment, or restoration activities) a permit holder accomplished during a given calendar year. In many cases, the data includes sites, which are non-dormant where closure work was completed. This is an annual update that uses an inventory of dormant sites and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set. The Wells Surface Hole data-set provides non-confidential information about the surface location of a well.

Wells

Orphan Sites [BCOGC-60159]

This is an annual update that uses an inventory of orphan sites and joins it to the geometry of the existing Wells Surface Hole data-set.

Applications

Permit Status [BCOGC-60753]

The Permit Status report summarizes the status of a permit and shows when a permit is expected to be expiring, and which permits have expired. The permit number, operator and activity details are all included in this report.

Wells

Well information for Use in Methane Leak Detection Survey Planning [BCOGC-60971]

List of wells with production in the last 12 months, showing current operator, surface location, area and formation.

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