Using ArcticWeb in data view
Data view is one out of two ways of browsing information in ArcticWeb. While in data view, users can search for and browse data from ArcticWebs Key Data Owners. The search function in ArcticWeb contains features such as operators (AND/OR/NOT), quotes and wildcards, which enables for both precise search results and open queries with a broader search result.

This run through aims to demonstrate some of the features included in ArcticWeb.

Figure 1: ArcticWebs data view main page is presented to users after logging in.


For the purpose of demonstrating use of ArcticWeb, a special interest is shown in wells drilled in NPDs quadrants 7120-7129. Searching for 712* gives results in several databases. Results from NPD can be accessed from the menu on the left.
Figure 2: Searching for 712* gives results in several databases. Navigate to the database of interest from the menu on the left.


The query for 712* gives 77 hits in NPDs ‘Wellbore exploration’ database. The search result can be sorted by columns in order to identify wells drilled at a specific time, by a particular operator or in the block of interest. In addition to browsing the search result in data view, all data can be exported to MS Excel for detailed data analysis.
Figure 3: Data can be exported to MS Excel with one click, allowing detailed data analysis of the search result.


Search operators can also be added in order to narrow the search result. In this example, AND Eni is added to identify exploration wells drilled by Eni.
Figure 4: Search result is narrowed by the use of search operators.


While the focus in this exercise has been exploring wells drilled in quadrants 7120-7129, search results from other databases can easily be accessed by browsing KDOs on the left hand menu. This allows us to identify additional information from our search results,  e.g. results from public hearings. Search results from the Institute of Marine Research is displayed in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Results from our search in the database of IMR.


Going back to NPDs database for exploration wells, we can now export our search result to ArcticWebs map view. This allows us to visually browse data that are available within our area of interest.
Figure 6: Search result with spatial information can be sent to map view.


Using ArcticWeb in map view
When selecting ‘Send to map’ in data view, all features with spatial references will be displayed in map view as selected features together with other features within the same data set. Narrow the displayed features by selecting ‘Hide not selected features’. The selected features in Figure 6 are now displayed within our area of interest.
Figure 7: Selected features in Figure 5 after being exported to map view.


While keeping our selected exploration wells in the background, we can now add other spatial data sets to our map view. In Figure 8, the data sets ‘Fields’, ‘Pipelines’, ‘Quadrants’ from NPD are shown in addition to our selected exploration wells.
Figure 8: Selected features are shown together with other spatial data sets from NPD.


Databases from other KDOs can be browsed for spatial data within our area of interest. In the next figure, the data sets ‘Salmon fjords’Coral reefs’‘Airports’, ‘Emergency ports’‘Marine protection plan’ and ‘Maritime border’ are shown together with the data sets from NPD selected in the previous figure.
Figure 9: Information is added from other KDOs to establish a understanding of available data within our area of interest.


The wellbores from our initial search in data view remains selected after adding other data sets to our map view. These selected features can, as they can in data view, be exported to MS Excel, Shapefile, Kml format or added as RSS.
Figure 10: Selected features in map view can be exported in a number of formats.


New features of interest can be selected with the polygon selection tool in map view. This allows for both displaying and exporting features that was not found by our initial search, but nevertheless are interesting for our activities. In the example below, areas with a marine protection plan are selected for export.
Figure 11: The selection tool in map view allows for selection of features that was not found by the initial search.


ArcticWeb allows for the user to upload own Shapefiles into the map view. This enables for a visual overlap analysis where comparing own Shapefiles with the spatial data in ArcticWeb gives the user a quick overview over information available within their area of interest.MV_6
Figure 12: Shapefiles can be uploaded and displayed alongside KDO data sets.


By combining an uploaded Shapefile with the large amounts of data already present in ArcticWeb, users can do overlap analysis discovering information available nearby their area of interest. This geographical analysis can shed light on topics such as:

  • What wells have been drilled within my area of interest, and have these wells encountered any challenges?
  • What marine resources has been discovered nearby, and does any particular restrictions apply within proximity of these findings?
  • Where are the nearest airports and emergency ports located?
  • What coastal information can we find at our closest shorelines, and what stakeholders should we consider if we want to initiate activity in the area?

Figure 13: Uploaded Shapefile combined with information available in ArcticWeb.


Contact the ArcticWeb team
For more information about ArcticWeb in general, or information on how ArcticWeb can be used to utilize publicly available data within your area of business, please contact the ArcticWeb team. The ArcticWeb team can upon request arrange a presentation or live demonstration of ArcticWeb tailored to your area of business.