A National Data Repository (NDR) is a data bank that seeks to preserve and promote a country’s natural resources data, particularly data related to the petroleum exploration and production (E&P) sector.
A National Data Repository is normally established by an entity that governs, controls and supports the exchange, capture, transference and distribution of E&P information, with the final target to provide the State with the tools and information to assure the growth, govern-ability, control, independence and sovereignty of the industry.
The two fundamental reasons for a country to establish an NDR are to preserve data generated inside the country by the industry, and to promote investments in the country by utilizing data to reduce the exploration, production, and transportation business risks.
Countries take different approaches towards preserving and promoting their natural resources data. The approach varies according to a country’s natural resources policies, level of openness, and its attitude towards foreign investment.
NDRs store a vast array of data related to a country’s natural resources. This includes wells, well log data, well reports, core samples, seismic surveys, post-stack seismic, field data/tapes, seismic (acquisition/processing) reports, production data, geological maps and reports, license data and geological models.
Some NDRs are financed entirely by a country’s government. Others are industry-funded. Still some are hybrid systems, funded in part by industry and government. NDRs typically charge fees for data requests and for data loading. The cost differs significantly between countries. In some cases an annual membership is charged to oil companies to store and access the data in the NDR.
Energistics is the global energy standards resource center for the upstream oil and gas industry.
Energistics National Data Repository Work Group: The standards body is Energistics.
Global regulators of upstream oil and natural gas information, including seismic, drilling, production and reservoir data, formed the National Data Repository (NDR) Work Group in 2008 to collaborate on the development of data management standards and to assist emerging nations with hydrocarbon reserves to better collect, maintain and deliver oil and gas data to the public and to the industry.
Ten countries, led by the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom, formed NDR to share best practices and to formalize the development and deployment of data management standards for regulatory agencies. The other countries involved in the NDR Work Group’s formation are Australia, Canada, India, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.
Annual NDR Conference: Approximately every 18 months Energistics organizes a National Data Repository Conference. The purpose is to provide government and regulatory agencies from around the world an opportunity to attend a series of workshops dedicated to developing data exchange standards, improving communications with the oil and gas industry and learning data management techniques for natural resources information.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists and The International Oil and Gas Producers Association
The SEG is the custodian of the SEG standards which are used for the exchange, retention and release of seismic data. They are commonly used by National Data Repositories with the SEGD and SEGY being the field and processed exchange standards respectively.
NDRs around the world
Click here to see a map of the NDRs around the world
|Country||Name||Agency||Scope||Status||Purposes||Data types/volumes||Standards used||Funding||Website|
|Algeria||Banque de Données Nationale “BDN”||Agence Nationale pour la Valorisation des Ressources en Hydrocarbures (ALNAFT)||Onshore and Offshore Algeria||Ongoing project – agency created by new law in 2005||Custodian of all E&P data of the country||Cultural, Seismic 2D & 3D, Wells, Data Wells, Wells report, Production, Facilities, Economical and Fiscality, Interpretation, Physical assets index, Data drilling, Transcription, Vectorisation, digitalization||ASCII, SEGY, UKOOA, LAS, DLIS, LIS, PDS, BIT, RODE, PDF, TIF….etc.||Government funding/Agency revenue||http://www.alnaft.gov.dz/|
|Colombia||EPIS||Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH)||Onshore and offshore Colombia||Created originally for Ecopetrol and transferred to ANH when it was established in 2003. New system launched December 2009||Promote and preserve all the technical E&P information assets of the country||wells, surveys, licenses, seismic sections, well reports, maps||REST Web services||Government funding||http://www.anh.gov.co/|
|Canada||CNSOPB||Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board – Geoscience Research Centre- Digital Data Management Centre (DMC)||Offshore Nova Scotia, Canada||Operational since 2007||To provide an effective & efficient system for the management of digital petroleum data, assist explorers in easily obtaining access to large volumes of data via the web, Data Preservation and Data Distribution||Wells, well log curves, well reports, cores and samples, field data/tapes, seismic (acquisition/processing) reports, production data, interpretative maps and reports||LAS, DLIS, SEGY||Funded 50/50 by the Federal and Provincial Governments with some funds from industry through cost recovery||http://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/|
|Australia||NOPDCR||NOPTA, Geoscience Australia, WA DMIRS||Commonwealth offshore
|Active||The NOPDCR is a collaboration between NOPTA, GA and WA DMIRS. Petroleum data is managed through agreed processes and authorised for public release on expiry of confidentiality periods.
NOPIMS is an online discovery and delivery system to provide access to metadata and open-file well and survey information. Larger datasets are available directly through GA. .
|Well and survey metadata, well completion reports, well logs and curves, cores and samples, thin sections and slides, seismic (acquisition/processing/reprocessing) reports, navigation and field data, interpretative maps and reports.||NOPTA provides funding for data management during the period of confidentiality through a cost recovery arrangement with industry. The Australian Government funds Geoscience Australia directly for management of the open-file collection.||http://nopta.gov.au
|Western Australia||WAPIMS||Government of Western Australia||Active||WAPIMS is a petroleum, geothermal and minerals exploration database||Contains data on titles, wells, geophysical surveys and other petroleum exploration and production data submitted to DMP by the petroleum industry.||http://dmp.wa.gov.au|
|New South Wales||Government of New South Wales||Active||Various online geoscience databases to assist New South Wales including DIGS||http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/minerals http://digsopen.minerals.nsw.gov.au/|
|Northern Territory||Government of Northern Territory||Active||Various online geoscience databases to assist Northern Territories||Wells, well log curves, well reports, cores and samples, field data/tapes, seismic (acquisition/processing) reports, production data, interpretative maps and reports||http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/index.cfm?header=Petroleum|
|Queensland||Government of Queensland||Active||Various online geoscience databases to assist Queensland including Q-DEX||Wells, well log curves, well reports, cores and samples, field data/tapes, seismic (acquisition/processing) reports, production data, interpretative maps and reports||https://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/|
|South Australia||SARIG||Government of South Australia||Active||Various online geoscience databases to assist South Australia such as PEP-SA||http://petroleum.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/data_and_publications/sarig https://sarig.pir.sa.gov.au/|
|Tasmania||Various online geoscience databases to assist Tasmania||Active||http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/page?_pageid=35,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL|
|China||CNPC||Chinese National Petroleum Corporation||Various oil companies in China with CNPC the largest and parent of Petrochina||http://www.cnpc.com.cn/en/ http://www.petrochina.com.cn/ptr/ http://www.cnooc.com.cn/ http://english.sinopec.com/index.shtml|
|Russia||Sakhalin, DIGC RDC||Various oil companies in Russia the largest being Rosneft which is state owned||http://www.rosneft.com http://www.lukoil.com http://www.tnk-bp.com/en/ http://www.surgutneftegas.ru/ http://www.gazprom-neft.com/ http://www.tatneft.ru/wps/wcm/connect/tatneft/portal_rus/homepage/|
|Indonesia||Indonesia’s National Data Centre (NDC) for petroleum, energy and minerals data||Agency for Research and Development in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia||Onshore & Offshore||In 1997 Indonesia established Migas Data Management (MDM) operated by PT. Patra Nusa Data (PND)||PND manages and promotes petroleum investment opportunities by compiling and value adding available petroleum data and information.||http://www.patranusa.com/|
|New Zealand||New Zealand Online Exploration Database||New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment||New Zealand onshore and offshore out to the outer continental shelf.||Opened to public in April 2007.||Data preservation, Investment facilitation, aid in monitoring regulatory compliance, maximise the return to the nation by informing public policy and business strategy.||Wells, well log curves, petroleum reports (includes wells and surveys), mineral reports, coal reports, cores and samples, seismic surveys, post-stack seismic, field data/tapes, seismic acquisition/processing reports, geophysical and geochemical data acquired in mineral and coal exploration (incorporated as enclosures to reports), VSP (incorporated as enclosures to reports), Seismic survey observer logs. GIS data and projects (minerals and coal). Estimated total NDR Size: 21 TB loaded, 3.0 TB staged for loading, 640 TB field data offline.||Closely follow Australian digital reporting standards. No naming standards for wells and surveys.||50% Government funding, 50% third party permit (license) fees paid by exploration companies.||https://data.nzpam.govt.nz|
|Jordan||NRA||Jordan Natural Resources Authority (NRA)||Onshore||Active||Online data room allows users to browse and select large data set quickly in a controlled and secure environment||Reserves land records, field data, maps, engineering, seismic data, geological studies and well files.||http://www.jordan.gov.jo|
|Angola||Sonangol||Offshore Angola||Active||Promotion, Organisation & Management of all Exploration & Production (E&P) Data of Angola||Wells, surveys, licenses, seismic sections, well reports, maps||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.sonangol.co.ao|
|France||BEPH||French Territory||Interactive maps of French territory of oil data are available to Internet users which includes: Permits for petroleum exploration, seismic exploration, oil drilling (data, documents available)||Wells, Surveys, Licenses, Seismic Sections, Well Reports, Maps|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||ANP-STP||National Petroleum Agency of São Tomé & Principe (ANP-STP)||Offshore||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.anp-stp.gov.st|
|Tanzania||TPDC||Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp||Began in the early 1990s with Norwegian assistance||An E & P data archive centre||Geophysical survey data, Geological studies, Well drilling and completion reports, Cores and drill steam data||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.tpdc-tz.com|
|Oman||OGDR||Department of Petroleum Concession, Ministry of Oil and Gas||Onshore & Offshore||Operational, tendering OGDR as a managed service (fully outsourced) June 2015||Preservation of E&P data, support concession promotion.||Well-related Data: Header, deviation, tops, field and processed logs, well documents. Seismic-related Data: Field and processed 2D/3D, Gravimag, VSP.||OGDR Data Submission Standard that uses industry standards where possible i.e. DLIS, SEG, UKOOA.||Government & concession holders.||http://www.mog.gov.om/english/tabid/309/Default.aspx|
|Netherlands||DINO||The Geological Survey of the Netherlands, a division of TNO||The Netherlands including offshore waters||Started in 2004. Currently BRO is being planned to succeed DINO.||To archive subsurface data of the Netherlands in one repository and provide easy access to the data to encourage multiple use of data.||WMS web services. DINO uses own naming conventions||100% Government funding||http://www.nlog.nl/en/home/NLOGPortal.html|
|India||INDR||Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH)||Active – scheduled operation from April 2015||Establishing national data archival, improving data quality and access for quality exploration covering large area under exploration and providing basis for long term energy policy formulation as well as support OALP||Wells, Well Logs, Cores, Scanned core images, Seismic, Reports, production, Technical Reports||Government of India||http://www.ndrdgh.gov.in|
|Sri Lanka||PRDS||Ministry of Petroleum and Petroleum Resources Development||Active since 2009||The PRDS developed a website to disseminate petroleum data and information to public and to investors to assist promotion of offshore areas to attract investors for petroleum exploration||Wells, surveys, licenses, seismic sections, well reports, maps. Data historic and current, archived on different media (paper, mylar, magnetic tape)||http://www.prds-srilanka.com/data/onlineData.faces|
|Argentina||BDIH||Ministerio de Energía y Minería||On-Shore & Off-Shore||Active||Wells, surveys, seismic sections, well reports, maps, navigations. Data historic and current, archived on different media (paper, magnetic tape)||POSC, SGY, RODE, TIF, PDF||100% Government funding||http://www.bdih.com.ar|
|Kazakhstan||Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MEMR)||Active||http://www.petrodata.kz|
|Pakistan||PPEPDR||Directorate General Petroleum Concessions (DGPC)||Active since 2001||Repository contains more than 10 terabytes of secure petrotechnical data||http://www.ppepdr.net/|
|Nigeria||Department of Petroleum Resources||Active since December 2003.||Preserve, maintain the integrity and promote the National E&P data assets with improved quality, efficiency and accessibility in the most rapid, secure and reliable manner||International and PetroBank data management standards||Funded by Establishment Costs – one-off funding by Government and Running Costs – Subscription & Transaction Fees by Operators||http://ndr.dprnigeria.com/|
|Turkey||PetroBank MDS||Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO). It is NOC of Turkey.||36˚-42˚ northern parallel and the 26-45˚ eastern meridian.||Operational since 2007||Data assets preservation, easy access to assets, assets access controlling and auditing, consolidation of assets, national archive, central management of all assets, standardization of assets according to international standards and naming conventions, working with the most convenient assets.||Wells, Well log curves, well reports, cores and samples, seismic surveys, post-stack seismic, field data/tapes and seismic acquisition/processing reports.||International and PetroBank data management standards||Funded fully by the Turkish Petroleum Corporation. Service usage is free of charge.||http://www.tpao.gov.tr|
|Norway||DISKOS- Norwegian National Data Repository||Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and DISKOS Group of oil companies||Norwegian continental shelf||Started in 1995||To ensure compliance with NPD reporting regulations for digital E&P data. To reduce data redundancy. To ensure that data is made generally available to the oil and gas industry and to society as a whole Long term preservation of data.||Wells, Well Log Curves, Seismic Surveys, field, pre-stack & post-stack seismic, seismic reports, production data (monthly allocated).Size of NDR estimated at more than 3 Petabytes.||SEG-D for seismic field data, SEG-Y for pre-stack and post-stack seismic data (currently only limited amounts of field and pre-stack data) All relevant well data standards such as LIS, DLIS, LAS, SPLA, SCAL etc. PDF and TIF are also used.||Costs are shared equally between all participating oil companies (around 50) in the Diskos consortium, including the NPD. In addition reporting companies pay to submit and download data. All Norwegian universities have free access to public data in Diskos. Non-oil companies can apply for Associated Membership, there are currently around 25 such members.||http://www.diskos.no/ http://www.npd.no|
|United Kingdom||UK National Data Repository||Oil and Gas Authority||UK Offshore Petroleum Licences and Infrastructure||Operational since Q1 2019||Repository for current and historic reported information and samples
Enables relevant persons to discharge their regulatory obligations to report petroleum related information and samples to the OGA Enables Licence Group members to collaborate with confidential petrotechnical information Enables the OGA to disclose information to promote interest and investment in the UKCS
|Well log curves, deviation survey, test data and well report; Post-stack seismic, Seismic reports, VSP; Licence Reports, Field Reports and studies, offshore pipelines and infrastructure; Data Packages including those to support licence rounds and government funded seismic data sets.||OGA’s naming standards for wells and surveys||The OGA, including the NDR, is largely funded through an industry levy||https://ndr.ogauthority.co.uk/ Information on the UK NDR: https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/data-centre/national-data-repository-ndr/|
|United Kingdom||UKOGL||UK Onshore Geophysical Library||UK onshore||In operation since 1994. Managed and operated by Lynx Information Systems Ltd on behalf of UKOGL.||Custodian of all UK onshore seismic data||Seismic, well tops, logs, cultural. Current archive size approx 6TB||SEGY, UKOOA, LAS, DLIS||Self-funded through data sales||http://www.ukogl.org.uk https://web.archive.org/web/20121005001335/http://maps.lynxinfo.co.uk/UKOGL_LIVE/map.html|
|Brazil||ANP||Agência Nacional do Petróleo (ANP)||BDEP formed in May 2000||Stores seismic, well log, post stack and pre-stack seismic data and potential field data(Grav/Mag)||ANP standards in place||Companies pay for accessing data and can pay yearly for a membership, with better prices for bigger amounts of data. Brazilian Universities can access data for free.||http://geo.anp.gov.br|
|Mexico||Ditep||Pemex||Established in 2002||Promotes and preserve all the technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.pep.pemex.com/index.html|
|Israel||The Ministry of National Infrastructures||Exploratory||http://www.mni.gov.il/mni/en-US/NaturalResources/OilandgasExploration/OilMaps/|
|Cyprus||MCIT||Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism-Energy Service||Offshore||Promotional||Responsible for granting licences for prospecting, exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons||http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/dmlhexploration_en/dmlhexploration_en?OpenDocument|
|South Africa||Petroleum Agency of South Africa||Active||Seismic data, Well data, Samples, reports and diagrams||Standards: Formats – SEGD, SEGY, LIS, LAS, PDF and TIFF, Media – 3480, 3590, DLT, 8mm Exabyte, DAT||From 2010 funded by Government||http://www.petroleumagencysa.com|
|Kenya||National Data Center (NDC)||National Oil Corporation of Kenya||Offshore and Onshore||Began in 2007, system implemented in 2010.||Digital data preservation, National archive, to implement integrated data management systems, provide easy access to quality-controlled data for internal and external customers, attract oil and gas exploration investment and to reduce data management costs.||Wells, well log curves, well reports, post-stack seismic, field data/tapes, seismic acquisition/processing reports, interpretive maps and reports.||Seismic data- SEGY. 3590 or 3592 data cartridges.||100% Government Funded||http://www.nockenya.co.ke/|
|United States||BOEMRE||Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)||Gulf of Mexico||Has replaced the former Minerals Management Service (MMS)||http://www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/data_center.html|
|United States||NGRDS||National Geoscience Data Repository System (NGDRS)||NGRDS is a system of geoscience data repositories, providing information about their respective holdings accessible through a web-based supercatalog.||geologic, geophysical, and engineering data, maps, well logs, and samples||DOE has provided funds for the NGDRS since 1993||http://www.agiweb.org/ngdrs/index.html http://www.energy.gov/ http://www.agiweb.org/index.html
List of Repositories in US listed also as directory http://www.agiweb.org/ngdrs/overview/datadirectory.html
|Cambodia||CNPA||Cambodia National Petroleum Authority||Onshore & Offshore||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.cnpa-cambodia.com/|
|Afghanistan||MOM||Ministry of Mines of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (MoM)||Onshore||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://mom.gov.af/en/news/1637|
|Bangladesh||MOEMR||Hydrocarbon Unit, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MOEMR)||Onshore & Offshore||Active and ongoing via HCU unit since 2005||A mini-data bank has established in the HCU to handle Production data, Resource data by using Database & GIS Software 2005 and promotion of technical E&P information assets of the country||Funded assistance||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.hcu.org.bd/ http://www.petrobangla.org.bd http://www.bapex.com.bd|
|Ethiopia||MOME||Ministry of Mines and Energy Ethiopia||Active and ongoing||Promotion of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.mome.gov.et/petroleum.html|
|Cameroon||SNH||SNH Cameroon||Active & Ongoing||Preservation and promotion of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.snh.cm|
|Malaysia||PIRI||Petronas||Yet to establish full NDR||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.petronas.com.my|
|Spain||ATH||Online GIS databases to geophyscial information SIGEOF and ATH (Archivo de Hydrocarbures)||http://www.mityc.es/energia/petroleo/Exploracion/Paginas/Estadisticas.aspx http://hidrocarburos.mityc.es/ath/ http://www.igme.es/internet/sigeof/INICIOsiGEOF.htm|
|Morocco||ONHYM||Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.onhym.com|
|Madagascar||OMNIS||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||Norad OfD and NPD assistance|
|Sudan||PIC (Petroleum Information Center)||Ministry of Oil and Gas||Active since 2000||Preserve and promote E&P data, managing Oil Museum||Wells, well log, well reports, cores and samples, seismic (acquisition/processing) reports, production data, GIS||http://www.spc.gov.sd|
|Morocco||ONHYM||Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.onhym.com|
|Nicaragua||MEM||Active & ongoing||Norad OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.ine.gob.ni http://www.mem.gob.ni|
|Iraq||MoO||Ministry of Oil Republic of Iraq||Active and Ongoing since 2005||MoO establishing a centralized data base and NDR for Iraqi petroleum data and to ensure that data & information from petroleum activities is made available and attract more investors by promoting the petroleum activities||Well logs, Maps, Magnetic tapes, Core & cutting samples, Other geological and geophysical information||Norad/OfD and NPD assistance||http://www.oil.gov.iq|
|Latvia||LEGMC||Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre||Offshore & Onshore||An E & P data archive centre which provides data available for purchase||Geological (well and seismic data, maps, reports etc.)||http://mapx.map.vgd.gov.lv/geo3/VGD_OIL_PAGE/index.htm|
|Albania||AKBN||National Agency of Natural Resources||Generates and promotes exploration opportunities in Albania, maintains archive of E & P data.||http://www.akbn.gov.al/index.php?ak=details&cid=5&lng=en|
|Uganda||PEPD||Petroleum Exploration & Production Dept (PEPD)||Onshore||Technical E & P data archive and information||Norad/Ofd assistance||http://www.statehouse.go.ug/government.php?catId=10 http://www.energyandminerals.go.ug|
|Zambia||Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Geological Survey Department (GSD)||Onshore||Active and ongoing||Technical E & P data archive and information – Technical Records Unit||Norad/Ofd & NPD assistance||http://www.zambiageosurvey.gov.zm/|
|Ivory Coast||MME||Ministry of Mines & Energy||Onshore & Offshore||Norad/Ofd and NPD assistance||http://www.cotedivoirepr.ci/ http://www.petroci.ci/index.php?numlien=31|
|Romania||National Agency for Mineral Resources||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.namr.ro/main_en.htm|
|Fiji||SOPAC||Mineral Resources Dept Fiji||Created as SOPAC Petroleum Data Bank a cooperative effort with Geoscience Australia||SOPAC acts as custodian and primary point for E & P data & information preserved on behalf of Pacific Island member nations||Well logs, Maps, Magnetic tapes, Core & cutting samples, Other geological and geophysical information||In part externally managed||http://www.mrd.gov.fj/gfiji/ http://www.mrd.gov.fj/gfiji/petroleum/petroleum.html http://www.ga.gov.au/energy/projects/pacific-islands-applied-geoscience-commission.html http://www.sopac.org/index.php/member-countries/fiji-islands|
|Papua New Guinea||SOPAC||Department of Petroleum and Energy||Created as SOPAC Petroleum Data Bank a cooperative effort with Geoscience Australia||SOPAC acts as custodian and primary point for E & P data & information preserved on behalf of Pacific Island member nations||Well logs, Maps, Magnetic tapes, Core & cutting samples, Other geological and geophysical information||Externally managed||http://www.petroleum.gov.pg http://www.petrominpng.com.pg/about.html http://www.ga.gov.au/energy/projects/pacific-islands-applied-geoscience-commission.html http://www.sopac.org/index.php/member-countries/papua-new-guinea|
|Solomon Islands||SOPAC||Created as SOPAC Petroleum Data Bank a cooperative effort with Geoscience Australia||SOPAC acts as custodian and primary point for E & P data & information preserved on behalf of Pacific Island member nations||Externally managed||http://www.ga.gov.au/energy/projects/pacific-islands-applied-geoscience-commission.html http://www.sopac.org/index.php/member-countries/solomon-islands|
|Tonga||SOPAC||Created as SOPAC Petroleum Data Bank a cooperative effort with Geoscience Australia||Externally managed||http://www.ga.gov.au/energy/projects/pacific-islands-applied-geoscience-commission.html http://www.sopac.org/index.php/member-countries/tonga|
|Vanuatu||SOPAC||Created as SOPAC Petroleum Data Bank a cooperative effort with Geoscience Australia||Externally managed||http://www.ga.gov.au/energy/projects/pacific-islands-applied-geoscience-commission.html http://www.sopac.org/index.php/member-countries/vanuatu|
|Guyana||GGMC||Guyana Geology and Mines Commission||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.ggmc.gov.gy|
|Syria||SPC||Syrian Petroleum Company||http://www.spc-sy.com/en/aboutus/aboutus1_en.php|
|Liberia||NOCAL||National Oil Company of Liberia||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.nocal-lr.com/|
|Chile||ENAP||National Oil Company of Chile||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.enap.cl|
|Thailand||PTTEP||PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Ltd||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.pttep.com/
|Venezuela||PDVSA||Petroleos de Venezuela||Onshore & Offshore||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.pdvsa.com/|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.energy.gov.tt/energy_industry.php?mid=31
|Mozambique||NAPD||Established in 1999 under NORAD support||To ensure that data & information from petroleum activities is made available and attract more investors by promoting the petroleum activities||National Budget and INP funds||http://www.inp.gov.mz|
|Denmark||Danish Energy Agency||Online GIS service for wells and license data||http://www.ens.dk/EN-US/OILANDGAS/Sider/Oilandgas.aspx|
|Dominican Republic||Directorate of Hydrocarbons||http://www.dgm.gov.do/sdhidrocarburo/index.html|
|Equatorial Guinea||Exploration databank for Equatorial Guinea||http://www.equatorialoil.com http://www.equatorialoil.com/database.html|
|Faroe Islands||Jardfeingi||Jardfeingi Faorese Earth and Energy Directorate||Promotion of exploration and licensing rounds||http://www.jardfeingi.fo|
|Philippines||PNOC||Philippine National Oil Company||Promotion of exploration and licensing rounds||http://www.pnoc.com.ph http://www.pnoc-ec.com.ph/business.php?id=2|
|Greenland||GreenPetroData||MMR- Ministry of Mineral Resources||Web and GIS system providing access to all Released Well and Geophysical data.||https://www.greenpetrodata.gl/ http://govmin.gl/|
|Iceland||Iceland Continental Shelf Portal (ICSP)||Orkustofnunn – National Energy Authority||Offshore||The Iceland Continental Shelf Portal (ICSP)||Provides access to information about data pertaining to the Icelandic Continental Shelf, in particular initially to the northern Dreki Area to assist with licensing round promotion||http://www.os.is http://www.nea.is/oil-and-gas-exploration/|
|Myanmar||MOGE||Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise||http://www.energy.gov.mm/upstreampetroleumsubsector.htm|
|Yemen||PEPA||Petroleum Exploration and Production Authority (PEPA)||http://www.pepa.com.ye/|
|Tunisia||ETAP||Enterprise Tunisienne D’Activities Petrolieres||Promotion and preservation of technical E&P information assets of the country||http://www.etap.com.tn|
|Gabon||DGH||Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH)||http://www.gabon-industriel.com/les-actions/energie/petrole|
|Congo||SNPC||Société Nationale des pétroles du Congo|
|Mali||Aurep||Autorite pour la Promotion de la Recherce des Petroliere au Mali||Databank service managing the geological and geophysical data relative to petroleum research.||http://www.aurep.org http://www.aurep.org/htmlpages/mali.html|
|Guatemala||MEM||Dirección General de Hidrocarbures||Online maps and images of wells, seismic, licenses, protected areas, exploration and production||http://www.mem.gob.gt/Portal/home.aspx http://www.mem.gob.gt/Portal/Home.aspx?secid=25|
|Iran||NIOC||National Oil Company of Iran||http://www.nioc.ir|
|Libya||NOC||NOC Libya||Virtual data room in place for promotion of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons|
|United Arab Emirates||ADNOC||Abu Dhabi National Oil Company||https://web.archive.org/web/20080430165041/http://www.adnoc.ae/|
|South Korea||KNOC||Korea National Petroleum Corporation||http://www.knoc.co.kr|
|Seychelles||SNOC||Seychelles National Oil Company|
|Saudi Arabia||Saudi Aramco||http://www.saudiaramco.com|
|East Timor||LAFAEK||Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo||Online GIS with wells and licences||Norad/OfD assistance||http://www.anp-tl.org/webs/anptlweb.nsf/pgMaps|
- ^NDR Conference page on the Energistics website
Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.