Arctic Web - Bringing Information from Arctic Together
Kadme AS, Stavanger, Norway.
Obtaining information about offshore arctic areas is sometimes a challenge. The problem in many cases is not the lack of information itself, but inability to identify the reliable source of it and asses its quality.
Arctic Web is a project started in Norway and sponsored by 6 oil companies: StatoilHydro, ConocoPhillips, BG Group, ENI, Lundin and Shell. The goal of the project is to create a web framework that would continuously harvest the predefined information from the Key Data Owners - authorities and institutions reputable to produce and maintain the reliable and high quality information related to Arctic areas.
The information itself is to be used by Oil and Service companies for the purposes of early field development, environmental risk analysis, emergency preparedness and more. It would be presented to petroleum users via search and map interfaces, for exploration, analysis and ordering.
For the moment Arctic Web is opened for beta testing by the sponsor companies and only harvests information on the Norwegian offshore from the sources like Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Norwegian Coastal Authority, Norwegian Mapping Authority, Geological Survey of Norway, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norwegian
Directorate of Fisheries, Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, Norwegian Polar Institute and Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies.
Arctic Web would open for production use in autumn 2009. The intention is to further expand both data and geographical area of the project towards circumpolar coverage
AAPG Search and Discover Article #90096©2009 AAPG 3-P Arctic Conference and Exhibition, Moscow, Russia