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Petroleum Wells

Note: This metadata describes the dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.

Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703006261

Title: Petroleum Wells


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



This dataset is a reference system for petroleum exploration and development wells drilled in Australia. Taken from the Geoscience Australia database called 'NPM'. The extent of wells is both onshore and offshore and is updated within the database on a regular basis. This particular dataset is extracted from the database on a weekly basis to be used for visualisation in external web mapping applications.

ANZLIC search words:

  • ENERGY Petroleum Exploration
  • MARINE Mapping

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 108 -7, 157 -7, 157 -46, 108 -46, 108 -7,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -7 °
South bounding latitude: -46 °
East bounding longitude: 157 °
West bounding longitude: 108 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2003-02-01

Ending date: 2003-02-08

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Geographic WGS84
Available format type:
DIGITAL - html Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)
DIGITAL - txt ASCII text document

Access constraints:

General Geoscience Australia Licence Agreements are required.

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Data quality


This data is made from Well Completion Reports (WCR) and other scouting methods. It is loaded into the 'NPM' Oracle database by Geoscience Australia staff and is QC'ed on a regular basis. This particular point dataset was extracted from the database and then converted into ArcView shape files. This data is extracted out on a weekly basis for the purpose of web visualisation for clients.

Positional accuracy:

This will vary on the actual age of the well. The older the well the less accurate the position will be. Overall the position level will be at +/- 100m.

Attribute accuracy:

HIGH - All the attribute data has been entered in by GA staff from Well Completion Reports (WCR). The accuracy is only depended to human error or that of the WCR. All the data is QC'ed on a regular basis. This data has not been manipulated in anyway once it was exported from the database.

Logical Consistency:

All vector data and details are complete and verified.


All vector data and details are complete and verified.

Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

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Authors:Webster, M. Kilgour, B.