Data Management Centre
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The Board's digital Data Management Centre is the first data management centre in North America to offer free of charge publicly accessible digital offshore petroleum data via a web based interface. It is located in a dedicated computer room in the Board's Geoscience Research Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The DMC provides for the submission, loading, management and distribution of entitled petroleum data. Initially, the DMC will manage and distribute the following digital petroleum data: well data (i.e. logs and reports), seismic image files (e.g. TIFF, PDF), and production data. In the future the DMC could be expanded to include operational, safety, environmental, fisheries data, etc.
The DMC provides easy global access to quality data, significantly improving efficiency in obtaining and analyzing petroleum data, managing entitlements and reducing the cost of regulatory compliance for industry. Additional benefits of the DMC include prevention of data loss, reduction in data storage costs and facilitating scientific research by the regulatory Boards, industry, governments, universities, etc. The DMC is also intended to act as a "pilot project" in the establishment of a National Data Centre (NDC) for digital petroleum data, which eventually may link several regulatory Boards and government departments across Canada.
The DMC was officially opened on October 2, 2007 and data loading is ongoing. Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS) designed, installed and configured the DMC hardware, software, and user workflows. Going forward the Board will have ongoing support and maintenance of the DMC provided by SIS.