GIS Improvement and Changes

Log of announced changes

  • 2021

    December

    On the 13th of December we released new schemas and services for infrastructure data.

    OLD: https://data.ogauthority.co.uk/arcgis/rest/services/OGA_Public_ED50/OGA_Infrastructure_ED50/FeatureServer

    NEW: https://data.ogauthority.co.uk/arcgis/rest/services/OGA_Public_ED50/OGA_Offshore_Infrastructure_ED50/FeatureServer

    The previous infrastructure data included surface, subsea, pipelines and freespan locations.

    It has now been expanded upon and restructured to include the below categories:

    • Pipeline Points
    • Pipeline Linear
    • Pipeline Freespans
    • Subsea Points
    • Subsea Linear
    • Surface Points

    June

    On 30th June, we added two new attributes to the licences service.

    Attribute Alias
    CUR_PHASE Current Phase
    CUR_TERM Current Term

    On 24th June, we added new attributes to the wells service.

    Attribute Alias
    TDOPERATOR Subarea Operator at TD
    TDSAOPNUM Subarea Operator at TD Number
    TDOPPREV Subarea Operator at TD
    TDOPPREV Subarea Operator at TD Previous Names
    TDOPGRP Subarea Operator at TD Group Name
    ENTITYTYPE ENTITYTYPE Data Reporting Entity Type
    REPENTREAS Reason for Reporting Entity
    DATAREPENT Well Data Reporting Entity
    DATAENTNUM Data Reporting Entity Number
    DATAENPREV Data Reporting Entity Previous Names
    DATAENGRP Data Reporting Entity Group Name
    COMPOPNUM Competent Operator Number
    RESPOPNUM Responsible Operator Number


    May

    On 26th May, we have added two attributes to the PPRS service.

    Attribute Alias
    GASINJCV Gas Injected - CV (MJ/sm3)
    GASINJVOL Gas Injected - Volume (Ksm3)

    And two attributes were removed from the PPRS service. This is because the values were originally reported as volume (m3) rather than mass (kg) and inferring that volume equals mass may not always be accurate.

    Attribute Alias
    INJWATMASS Injected Water - Mass (Kg)
    WATPRODMAS Produced Water - Mass (Kg)

    On the 3rd May, we made a schema change and supplemented the Licences service. For more information, please see here to see full details of the new schema.


    March

    On the 25th March, we have added two new attributes to the Wells services.

    Attribute Alias
    SUBOPNO Subarea Operator Number
    SUBOPGRP Subarea Operator Group Name


    January

    On the 9th January, we changed the Onshore Wells service, and have now updated its schema, and have included Well Bottom hole locations and Top-Bottom straight-line connection. All data is now being sourced from WONS. For more information, please see here.

    We have introduced new attributes into the Offshore Wells services.

    Attribute Alias
    MAPSYMDESC Map Symbol Description
    MULTILAT Is this Wellbore Multilateral?
    LANDRIG Land Rig Name
    NORIGREAS Explanation for No Rig
    FIXMOBILE Drilling Unit Type
    PANOTICEDT Plugged and Abandoned Notice Date
  • 2020

    January

    On the 29th January, we made changes to the Licence and Licence Block History datasets.

    • We have now included the registered company numbers with the licencee, administrator or operator values.
    • In the “Licence Block History_[CRS]” dataset, we have included historical changes in company names. Three new attributes have been created:
    • ADMHISNAME - historical admin organisation name
    • LICHISNAME - historical licensee organisation names
    • OPHISNAMES - historical operator organisation names

     

  • 2019

    October

    On the 1st October, the “FIELDDATA” attribute from our “Offshore_Fields_[CRS]” datasets were removed. This was recognised as a redundant legacy attribute.

    August

    On 8th August, two new fields were added to the “Licences_[CRS]” datasets to help identify Licence documents. These are

    URL – This is a web link to the Licence document

    PDFDATEADD – This is the date the link was added to the dataset.

    June

    On 5th June, we changed a field name in 4 of our web mapping services with the “Licensed and Unlicensed Blocks_[CRS]” layer. For details on schema changes, please see here.

    May

    On 17th May we added some attributes to the spatial hydrocarbon fields datasets. This was the first in a series of intended improvements for attribution of field header data.

    Some fields will, from now on, be up to date regarding partners and equities, others will continue to not be updated regularly until we can roll out further improvements. For details on schema changes and which fields will be updated, please see here.

    April

    We have changed our address for OGA services, please replace itportal.ogauthority with data.ogauthority, so for example for REST services:

    OLD: https://itportal.ogauthority.co.uk/arcgis/rest/services

    NEW: https://data.ogauthority.co.uk/arcgis/rest/services

    The old address was switched off on 30th April.

    January

    On 3rd January, we added an attribute to the version of the sub areas service and file downloads called OPFLAG which contains a 'Y' if the equity holder for a given record is the operator for that sub areas.

  • 2018

    August

    On 6th August, we will rationalise some services. No data will be removed, but certain information will appear in different services. Refer to the table below for details

    Folder Service to be rationalised New service
    OGA_Public_ED50 OGA_Rd29_Blocks Offered_ED50 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ED50
    OGA_Public_ED50 OGA_Rd30_BlocksOffered_ED50 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ED50
    OGA_Public_ED50 OGA_Rd31_BlocksOffered_ED50 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ED50
    OGA_Public_ED50 OGA_Sup2016_Blocks_Offered_ED50 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ED50
    OGA_Public_ED50 OGA_Sup2016_Awards_ED50 OGA_RoundAwards_ED50
    OGA_Public_ETRS89 OGA_Rd29_Blocks_Offered_ETRS89 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ETRS89
    OGA_Public_ETRS89 OGA_Rd30_Blocks_Offered_ETRS89 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ETRS89
    OGA_Public_ETRS89 OGA_Rd31_Blocks_Offered_ETRS89 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ETRS89
    OGA_Public_ETRS89 OGA_Sup2016_Blocks_Offered_ETRS89 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_ETRS89
    OGA_Public_ETRS89 OGA_Sup2016_Awards_ETRS89 OGA_RoundAwards_ETRS89
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_Rd29_Blocks_Offered_WGS84 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_Rd30_Blocks_Offered_WGS84 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_Rd31_Blocks_Offered_WGS84 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_Sup2016_Blocks_Offered_WGS84 OGA_RoundOfferedBlocks_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_Sup2016_Awards_WGS84 OGA_RoundAwards_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_Pre31stRoundAvailableData_WGS84 OGA_Data_Initiatives_AOIs_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_PWA_Wells_WGS84 OGA_Data_Initiatives_AOIs_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 BGS_21CXRM_Palaeozoic_AOI_WGS84 OGA_Data_Initiatives_AOIs_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_30thRoundAvailableData_WGS84 OGA_Data_Initiatives_AOIs_WGS84
    OGA_Public_WGS84 OGA_RegionalGeologyMaps_WGS84 OGA_Data_Initiatives_AOIs_WGS84

     

    July

    On 5th July, we will add the attribute DEVIATTYP to well header downloads and services in all three coordinate reference systems.

    June

    • On 20th June, we will make a reformatted version of sub areas available. This version will have one record per equity group holder. It will be available to download via the Open Data site, and added as an extra layer in the OGA_Licences_XXX web services in ED50, ETRS89, WGS84 and BNG coordinate systems. The existing sub areas dataset schema will remain unchanged.
    • On 4th June, we will expand the OGA_LicenceRelinquishments services and relinquished block downloads to include all relinquished licences for the UKCS. The service and download for these will continue to have links to the associated relinquishment reports. There are some schema changes associated with this change. See the new sheet ‘relinquishments’ here for more details

    April

    • On 16th April, we will switch off the GovSeismic services in the WGS84, ETRS89 and ED50 folders.
      GIS Improvement 1

    The same data is held in the OGA_Government_Seismic folder under their respective CRS service. No data will be lost.

    March

    • Services domain change. On 27th March, our services will be using itportal.ogauthority.co.uk instead of itportal.decc.gov.uk. This will affect all our web mapping services.
    • Well schema changes. See here for more details.

    February

    • Licence Schema Changes. See here for more details
  • Older

    • The web services: OGA_Unsanctioned_Discoveries in all three coordinate systems and OGA_Undeveloped_Discoveries_Montages in all three coordinate systems have been replaced by OGA_Undeveloped_Discoveries in all three coordinate systems. This was a data rationalisation exercise, no information has been lost.
    • The web services for 29th and 30th Round Indicative areas in all three coordinate systems have been replaced by OGA_RoundIndicativeAreas in all three coordinate systems. The only difference between retired and current services is that we now include multiple indicative areas in one service. Indicative areas dating back to 29th round are included in this service and future indicative areas will be included here too. No information has been lost.