British Columbia Well Data was obtained from
Login is required to access this data - see "WellWiki Usernames and Passwords" in WellWiki Data on Google Drive. Following login, choose the "MENU" link, and on the next page, select "Data Downloads".
a) facindex.csv - Facility Index in Ascii Format with Comma Delimiter
b) prod_csv.zip - Production Data for all wells in B.C. - used zone_prd.csv from the folder
c) well_index.csv - Well Index in Ascii Format With Comma Delimiter
d) well_index.wri - Well Index Documentation
e) Latlos.xls - Well Surface Location
Select the Wells link to download the well data from the Commission's Public FTP site. Connect to the server as Guest so login information is not required. The GIS data is available as shapefiles, which can be opened by a program such as the open-source QGIS. From there, the data from the attribute tables may be copied into Excel and used.
a) awbh_bc files (.dbf, .prj, .shp, .shx) - Oil and Gas Well Bottom locations for British Columbia
b) awsh_bc files (.dbf, .prj, .shp, .shp.xml, .shx) - Oil and Gas Well Surface locations for British Columbia
c) awsit_bc files (.dbf, .prj, .shp, .shx) - Well Sites for British Columbia (Polygons)
This was the second release of British Columbia oil and gas data on Wellwiki. All the data for this upgrade came from the BC Oil and Gas Commission website . We have used four different datasets from this website to fetch the data.
We used Statistics Canada's 2019 Census Boundary Files to map each well, to their respective unincorporated division and, where applicable, incorporated subdivision.
Overall, this upgrade resulted in the generation of 34,540 new or modified British Columbia Well Pages; 344 new or modified British Columbia Operator Pages; 31 new or modified British Columbia Municipality Pages and 18 new or modified British Columbia County Pages. The team for this project consisted of Joel Gehman, Cole Miller, and Georgio Cheruvelil. Financial support and in-kind support for this project was provided by the University of Alberta School of Business.