Increasing the size of the map
When initially loading the map viewer, the toolbar and home panel are displayed for faster access to tools. If you would like to have a larger map area to view, you can use the two buttons highlighted in the picture to hide the toolbar/task panel. These same buttons can be used to show the toolbar/task panel when they are hidden.
The Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer is a web-based application developed to provide access to conventional enhanced recovery (ER) scheme approval areas, in situ oil sands scheme approval areas, and mineable oil sands scheme approval areas in a spatial environment. The map viewer shows approval areas for active conventional ER scheme approvals, in situ oil sands scheme approvals, and mineable oil sands scheme approvals along with basic approval information such as approval number, approval holder name, scheme name (if applicable), scheme sub-type (if applicable), approval area description (if applicable), and associated Field/Pool or Area/Deposit. All you need to use the Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer is an Internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox).
The Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer includes the approval areas associated with three scheme types: conventional ER schemes, in situ oil sands schemes, and mineable oil sands schemes. Conventional ER approvals are schemes granted in accordance with Section 39 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act. In Situ Oil Sands and Mineable Oil Sands approvals are schemes or operations granted in accordance with Sections 10 and 13 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act.
The type of conventional ER and in situ oil sands schemes can be identified using the scheme sub-type attribute. The scheme sub-types for conventional ER schemes include, but is not limited to, waterflood, chemical, and miscible –hydrocarbon. The scheme sub-types for in situ oil sands schemes include, but is not limited to, commercial steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), commercial cyclic steam stimulation (CSS), and enhanced recovery schemes within the oil sands areas.
For ease of reference of oil sands scheme approval areas, a data layer is provided for the Oil Sands Areas which include the Athabasca, Peace River, and Cold Lake Oil Sands Areas defined by Order No. OSA 1, Order No. OSA 2, and Order No. OSA 3, respectively. The oil sands surface mineable area (SMA) is also available for viewing. The SMA is described in ST-98-Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook.
The Scheme Number attribute is the approval number specified on the official approval document. Each scheme has a unique approval number. The alpha suffix associated with the approval number (e.g., the “N” in 8558N) identifies that latest approval amendment associated with the scheme approval.
The Approval Holder attribute identifies the company name who is the holder of the approval. The approval holder is the corporate entity responsible for the scheme operations.
The Field/Area and Pool/Deposit attributes identifies the entity in which production/injection data for a scheme is reported to through the Alberta Petroleum Registry of Alberta (PRA). Conventional ER schemes report production and injection data to a Field and Pool and oil sands schemes report production to an Area and Deposit. The production Field/Pool could differ from a geological Field/Pool in the situation where production from more than one geological pool is commingled. In this case, production is reported to a commingled pool at the PRA. A list of geological pools which comprise a production commingled pool can be found in the Commingled Pool List available on the AER web site. In the case of commingled production, a user is encouraged to obtain a copy of the conventional ER approval document to identify the geological pool(s) under enhanced recovery.
The Approval Area Description attribute helps describe the approval area associated with a scheme approval. For example, commercial in situ oils sands scheme approval areas often have two approval areas: one for a project area and one for a development area. In cases where approvals have multiple areas, a user should consult the official approval document itself for more information on each area.
The Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer is an ArcGIS Server GIS application. The map viewer is intended to increase the visibility and accessibility of the location of these types of scheme approval areas. Only basic information associated with the scheme approval is provided. Users should obtain a complete copy of the approval document itself for further information. The map viewer includes functionality to search and identify scheme approval areas using basic information including scheme number, approval holder, scheme name (if applicable), production Field/Area, and production Pool/Deposit. Basic map navigation tools such as zooming and panning are provided. The basic components of the Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer are shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Components of AER Approvals and Areas Map Viewer
The toggle tool bar allows you to shrink/expand the tool bar to give you a larger working area when needed.
The tool bar contains a set of tools that let you quickly move around your map, and see detailed information about map features.
Select an area on the map using one of the tools below. Your report will be created once your selection is complete.
If no tool is
currently selected, clicking on the map will bring up a tooltip containing
information about the area selected. Clicking in another area will remove the
previous tooltip, and add a new one at the location most recently selected.
This button will attempt to find your current location, and display it on the map. If successful it will zoom into the area you are located, and highlight the area. Depending on the settings of your browser, you may get a window pop up at the bottom of your screen. In order for this tool to work, you must click allow.
Note: This function is only for tablets with GPS tracking ability.
Zoom In/Zoom Out
Clicking the button will zoom in (decrease the map scale), while clicking the button will zoom out (increase the map scale).
The Map Contents Panel displays the map services available for display. The check box next to the layer name indicates whether it is turned on or off. Clicking this check box will toggle the layer on/off. Some layers will not be visible at all zoom levels, indicated by the name being greyed out. In order to see these layers, you may need to zoom in or out. When the layer name is no longer grey, it will be visible. Pressing the Panel Actions menu button will allow choices to show or hide the legend.
The Map Legend Panel displays the symbology, or the legend, associated with the map services displayed in the map window. Pressing the Show Layer List button will hide the legend.
The Tasks Panel can be used to ask questions and get answers about the geography you are exploring. Tasks are usually more complex tools which require a user interface. Answers come back to you in the form of new information that’s displayed appropriately in the application. Generically, the answers are referred to as results. You create this new information, which may be spatial or non-spatial, by carrying out tasks. The tasks appear on the user interface grouped together in the Tasks Panel.
In the Scheme Approval Area Map Viewer, Tasks include Area of Interest, Locate Scheme Name, Locate Scheme Number, Locate Scheme Approval Holder, Locate Scheme Approval Field/Area, and Locate Scheme Approval Pool/Deposit. Oil Sands schemes report production to an Area and Deposit and Conventional ER schemes report production to a Field and Pool. Oil Sands scheme approvals are commonly referenced and identified by scheme name.
The area of interest task allows you to zoom in the map to the area you specify. You can use Township, Section, Quarter Section, LSD, and Meridian to specify the area, where the values with a * are required. Choose a point for the top left corner of the map, and a point for the bottom right corner of the map, and finally, click the ‘Search’ button. Click on “Clear” button to reset the selection. Click on “Cancel” button to exit the tool. After clicking the ‘Search’ button, the map will be zoomed to your area of interest. If only one corner is entered, the map will centre on that Township/Range/Meridian.
You can locate a scheme and zoom to it quickly by using the appropriate Locate Scheme task.
The following are the steps to use these tools:
1. Click on the appropriate Locate Scheme task from the Quick Search Tasks area; “Locate Scheme Approval Area” will show in a new tab on the map content window.
2. Select the type of Scheme you are interested from the query layer radio buttons. Enter the identifying name/number/approval holder/field or area name/pool or deposit name. Finally select either to search in your current map extent, or from the entire map.
3. Press the Search button.
The results will be displayed in the Results Grid. You can then select a result to focus the map on that area and receive information about the area in the Results Grid.
Viewing Multiple Results
If you are querying using the “all above” layer for results, you will only be able to select each result individually to view it on the map. If you want to view all the results from a single layer on the map simultaneously, you must select to query from only that layer.
By searching on a single layer, the viewer will highlight and zoom to all the results from that layer.
The search bar feature allows you to search the map on a number of parameters.
When using the search bar, it is important to only search by one condition at a time. For example, only search by name OR by owner, searching by both will result in no results.
When searching by UWI, it is important to include leading 0’s in the identifier, but it is not necessary to include the whole UWI in a search.
After executing a tool – whether using a Task in the Task Panel, or a tool from the tool bar – the results are displayed in the Results Grid below the Map Window (not shown in Figure 1). Results are separated into different tabs based on what layer they belong to. Selecting a result will zoom in the map into the selected area, and highlight the feature.
By clicking the show in list button, the results grid will change to the list view. Clicking the button again will return to the results grid format.
This application uses HTML5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5) for structuring and presenting AER geospatial data for the latest standard Internet browsers. AER has tested compatibility with the most current stable releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer v11, Google Chrome v34 and Mozilla v30. Other browsers may be used (including on Tablet and Smartphone platforms), but AER cannot guarantee that all features will work as expected.
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