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2016 Production Data and Annual Reporting

January 13, 2017

February 15th, 2017 is the deadline for 2016 annual reports to be received by MNRF.

Submission forms can be found on the forms section of our website. Please do not hesitate to contact the Library if you require any extra assistance in completing your forms.

Please see the attached Newsrelease, failure to report on time can have significant consequences. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is taking failure to report on time seriously. This is a legislated requirement and compliance rates have been decreasing over the last few years. The Compliance team has various options that can be considered in cases of non-compliance.


Pools and Pipelines 2015 Map Now Available!

August 07, 2015

2015 Pools and Pipelines

The 2015 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario map is now available!

This newly minted annual reference has been updated with the following information:

  • Oil & Gas 2015 Pool Boundaries and Names
  • New exciting look!
  • Cumulative Oil & Gas Production to end of 2014 (most recent submission)
  • Annual Production of Oil & Gas from the Most Recent Production Reports (2014)
  • Percent Change in Oil & Gas Production Year Over Year by Pool
  • Inset Maps of Highly Productive Areas
  • Invaluable Industry Contacts

This high quality 36 x 60 inch print features the most current pool boundaries and production data. It is a great addition to any office wall or table.

The large 1:400,000 scale and cumulative data tables summarize the industry at a glance, now the most current data is available too!

2015 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario

$75 + Shipping* & Handling, Taxes

Matte or Glossy

*Shipped in a tube, never folded.

A special thanks to all the sponsors and advertisers that make this map possible!


Pools and Pipelines 2014 July Flash Sale!

July 01, 2015

July Flash Sale!

2014 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario

$75 $50 + Taxes

2014 Pools and Pipelines

The 2014 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario map is now available!

This newly minted annual reference has been updated with the following information:

  • Oil & Gas 2014 Pool Boundaries and Names
  • Cumulative Oil & Gas Production to end of 2013 (most recent submission)
  • Annual Production of Oil & Gas from the Most Recent Production Reports (2013)
  • Percent Change in Oil & Gas Production Year Over Year by Pool
  • Inset Maps of Highly Productive Areas
  • Invaluable Industry Contacts

This high quality 36 x 60 inch print features the most current pool boundaries and production data. It is a great addition to any office wall or table.

The large 1:400,000 scale and cumulative data tables summarize the industry at a glance, now the most current data is available too!

2014 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario

$75 $50 + Taxes

*Shipped in a tube, never folded.

A special thanks to all the sponsors and advertisers that make this map possible!


Pools and Pipelines 2014 Map Now Available!

October 07, 2014

2014 Pools and Pipelines

The 2014 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario map is now available!

This newly minted annual reference has been updated with the following information:

  • Oil & Gas 2014 Pool Boundaries and Names
  • Cumulative Oil & Gas Production to end of 2013 (most recent submission)
  • Annual Production of Oil & Gas from the Most Recent Production Reports (2013)
  • Percent Change in Oil & Gas Production Year Over Year by Pool
  • Inset Maps of Highly Productive Areas
  • Invaluable Industry Contacts

This high quality 36 x 60 inch print features the most current pool boundaries and production data. It is a great addition to any office wall or table.

The large 1:400,000 scale and cumulative data tables summarize the industry at a glance, now the most current data is available too!

2014 Oil & Gas Pools and Pipelines of Southern Ontario

$75 + Shipping* & Handling, Taxes

Finish:

*Shipped in a tube, never folded.

A special thanks to all the sponsors and advertisers that make this map possible!


ESAAPG 2014 Program

August 14, 2014

ESAAPG 2014 Logo

The program for the 2014 AAPG Eastern Section (ESAAPG) meeting has been posted

Check out the preview circular on esaapg2014.org to get a glimpse of all the great content this meeting has to offer!

Be sure to plan your visit to the OGSR Library while you're in London. The library is the access point to all Ontario petroleum industry data, including: well files, production records, geophysical logs, core, well cuttings, references, and many other reports. Many of our resources are available on-line. As a special to ESAAPG attendants you can arrange for a free trial so you can keep exploring after the meeting. Also, be sure to sign up for short course #3 -- Paleozoic Organic-Rich Mudstones of Ontario -- taking place at OGSR Library, there will be a lot of great core to see!


Aquifer Systems in Southern Ontario

July 04, 2014

Aquifer Systems in Southern Ontario - Carter, Fortner, Skuce, Longstaffe

Aquifer Systems in Southern Ontario: Hydrogeological Considerations for Well Drilling and Plugging.

Authors:

  • Terry Carter, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Lee Fortner, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Mitchell E. Skuce, Western University
  • Fred J. Longstaffe, Western University

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW: Aquifer Systems in Southern Ontarioe [PDF](10.9MB)


Seismic data at the Library - St Clair

November 24, 2013

Seismic data at the Library: 34.5 km along the St. Clair River - Moore and Sombra Townships

Shot by Echoseis in September 1999.

contact: info@ogsrlibrary.com

View line in Google Earth: St Clair Seismic KML


Ordovician Reserve Calculation / $750

November 29, 2012

Ordovician Petroleum Reserve Estimates

There may still be plenty of opportunity for hydrocarbon exploration in Ontario. The Ontario Potential Hydrocarbon Resources Ordovician Hydrothermal Dolomite Play assessment is available to help you discover more oil and gas resources.

Results of the assessment suggest that total Middle Ordovician recoverable gas and oil resources is in the order of 7,960 106m3 (281 bcf) and 6,313,671m3 (39.7 MMbbls) respectively. Eighty-five per cent of this gas volume 6,799 106m3 (240 bcf) and 43 per cent of this oil volume 2,733,296m3 (17.2 MMbbs) remains to be discovered.

Report only $750. Electronic copies are available by contacting us.


Ground Source Heat Pumps: Regulation 98/12

September 19, 2012

New Ontario Regulation 98/12 covers ground source heat pumps.

New! Check our exclusive offer page for geothermal drillers. It contains some helpful advice on how to write a prognosis for your work plan required by regulation 98/12. It's all explained on our reg 98/12 video.

Readers may also want to check out our Government Section to read our operating standards and Oil, Gas & Salt Resources Act.


Now Access All Geophysical Logs Online

March 15, 2012

Members: Now you have access to all of Ontario's geophysical logs through your web browser. Over 20,000 logs are available.

Logs can be viewed by clicking the Geophysical Logs tab available on all well cards or by browsing for wells using a map interface.

Please see the video below for a short demonstration. (If YouTube is blocked where you work watch this video from our website by opening the Geophysical Logs tab on any well card.)


Bedrock Aquifers of Southern Ontario

November 29, 2011

Regional bedrock aquifers cover page

Regional bedrock aquifers and a conceptual groundwater flow model for southern Ontario

As presented by Terry Carter at the 50th annual OPI conference

  • Terry Carter, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Lee Fortner, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Petroleum Operations, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW: Regional bedrock aquifers and a conceptial groundwater flow model for southern Ontario [PDF] (16.8MB)


Oil and Gas in Ontario: 152 Years of Exploration and Production

November 04, 2010

Oil and Gas in Ontario: 152 Years of Exploration and Production. Presented by Terry Carter (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources) at the Western Newfoundland Oil and Gas Symposium.


The Subsurface Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Southern Ontario

July 22, 2010

The Subsurface Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Southern Ontario has all the geoscience information you need to work in Ontario! This is an updated version of Ontario Geological Survey's open file report #6191 and is bound in hardcover with dozen of colourful photos. Find out more about the new OGS special volume.


Digital Production Beta Data Now Free to Members

December 16, 2009

Ontario digital petroleum production data from 1992 to 2007 is now available to all members for free during our four month beta test period, ending May 1, 2010.

Data is accessed on a well by well basis through the production tab on wells cards found using the well search. Data tables can also be prepared by the OGSR Library on a per operator, per pool, or per area basis.

Additional tools to allow the querying of many wells at once should be available online in the new year.


Ontario Oil and Gas Magazines by OPI Now Available for Immediate Download

November 27, 2009

OPI - Ontario Oil and Gas Magazines

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW:


Shale Gas Opportunities in Southern Ontario - an Update

November 16, 2009

2009 OPI Presentation on Ontario Shale Gas Opportunities

Shale Gas Opportunities in Southern Ontario - an Update. These slides are from a talk given by Lee Fortner at the 48th Annual OPI conference and trade show in Sarnia, Nov. 11, 2009.

  • Terry Carter, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Lee Fortner, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Catherine Béland-Otis, Ontario Geological Survey, Sudbury, ON

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW: Shale Gas Opportunities in Southern Ontario - an Update [PDF](8.5MB)


Bedded Salt in Ontario: Geology, Solution Mining and Cavern Storage

November 16, 2009

2009 OPI Bedded Salt in Ontario

Bedded Salt in Ontario: Geology, Solution Mining and Cavern Storage is from the talk given by Terry Carter at the 48th Annual OPI conference and trade show in Sarnia, Nov. 12, 2009.

  • Terry Carter, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW: Bedded Salt in Ontario: Geology, Solution Mining and Cavern Storage [PDF](7.7MB)


Ordovician and Devonian Black Shales and Shale Gas in Southwestern Ontario

September 25, 2009

2009 AAPG Presentation on Ontario Shale Gas Potential

Ordovician and Devonian Black Shales and Shale Gas in Southwestern Ontario, Canada

  • Terry Carter, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Lee Fortner, Ministry of Natural Resources, London, ON
  • Catherine Béland-Otis, Ontario Geological Survey, Sudbury, ON

[UPDATE]: Please download the newest version of Shale Gas Opportunities in Southern Ontario - an Update (Presented at the OPI 48th Annual Conference and Trade Show).


South Western Ontario Orthophotography Project

June 11, 2009

Anyone looking for high quality aerial photography in South Western Ontario should visit the SWOOP 2010 website.

Viewing Aerial Photos at the OGSR Library:

Aerial photos taken during the SWOOP 2006 project are available for viewing at the OGSR Library via MNR's PetroGIS application. PetroGIS can be accessed in house at the OGSR Library by anyone who is a member of the library.


Preview of Digital Production Data

June 10, 2009

Check out the current preview of digital production data by downloading the OGSR Library PxTools. This preview uses 3D spheres to show oil & gas production by well for each month of 2007. Use the time slider in Google® Earth to move between months and animate the 2007 production.