Obtaining information about offshore arctic areas is a challenge. The problem in many cases is not the lack of information, but an inability to easily access information and determine its reliability and quality. Seven operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf joined forces to tackle this challenge, and together with KADME and Acona developed the ArcticWeb to simplify access to public data sources in the Arctic Region. ArcticWeb is currently owned and administrated by Aker Solutions. The technological platform, Whereoil, is supplied and hosted by the Norwegian data solutions firm KADME.
The information is used by oil and service companies for the purpose of exploration, early field development, environmental risk analysis, emergency preparedness, safety assessments and more. Information is presented to the users via search and map interfaces, for exploration and analysis. Information can also be exported as Excel and Shapefile format for use in corporate data systems.
ArcticWeb covers the entire Norwegian Continental Shelf with data from a wide-range of Norwegian key data owners.
Key Data Owners
- Institute of Marine Research
- Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
- Geological Survey of Norway
- Norwegian Polar Institute
- Norwegian Meteorological Institute
- Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries
- Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
- Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
- Norwegian Coastal Administration
- Norwegian Hydrographic Service
- Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies
- Norwegian Environmental Agency
- Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
- Norwegian Deepwater Programme
More information on the key data owners can be found by visiting their websites.
The ArcticWeb Partners
ArcticWeb was a joint-industry project sponsored by the R&D units of seven energy companies with current operations in Norway: Statoil, ConocoPhillips, BG Group, ENI, Lundin, Shell and Tullow Oil. ArcticWeb is overseen by the ArcticWeb Steering committee, which has representatives from each of the seven partner companies.