[auscope-geosciml] GeoSciML3 Borehole Collar

Guillaume.Duclaux at csiro.au Guillaume.Duclaux at csiro.au
Thu Jun 16 01:22:54 EDT 2011

I totally support for first point Bruce. In the pressureDB petroleum wells service available via the AuScope portal we had to impose the use of the seafloor elevation (bathymetry?) to provide the elevation value 'from ground surface'. All the logs are usually referenced from the rotary tables. Should be very good to be able to encode more than one collar.



From: Bruce.Simons at dpi.vic.gov.au [mailto:Bruce.Simons at dpi.vic.gov.au]
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 03:17 PM
To: auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au <auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au>
Subject: [auscope-geosciml] GeoSciML3 Borehole Collar

Hi all,
Mapping hydrological bores from Ballarat University and Victorian Future Farming Systems Research, and DPI's Petroleum Wells has indicated that BoreholeCollar:elevation is more complex than currently captured in GeoSciML v2. There are two issues:

1. Multiple BoreholeCollar:elevations
Petroleum Wells usually have a Kelly Bush elevation and a ground level elevation. Similarly Water wells usually have a 'natural surface' elevation and a 'top casing' elevation.
Currently GeoSciML only has an elevation property, so it is unclear which of these should be used. GroundWaterML 1 has a 'referenceElevation' to indicate the elevation other values (such as water level) relate to.

I think both referenceElevation and groundElevation should be available.
Really CollarLocation should be a 3D point, but we have split the elevation and location data for software reasons.

I think we should either have two elevation properties on BoreholeCollar, or preferably allow 1..* collarLocation with an associated role.  Perhaps we should also bite the bullet and combine elevation and location into a 3D BoreholeCollar. The elevation notes state: "Compromise approach to supply elevation explictly for location; this is to allow for software that cannot process 3-D GM_Point. "

2. Some Borehole Casing height values vary with time as farmers drive over the casing, the hole is re-cased etc. I'm not sure if this happens in the mineral, engineering and petroleum industries.
A request has been made by the hydrogeologists to add a date stamp to the BoreholeCollar so these changes can be tracked.

Bruce Simons
Senior Information Geoscientist
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