The public database includes data and materials from the subsurface, onshore and offshore Israel, displayed in a geographic Information System (GIS) .
The Natural Resources Administration at the Ministry of Energy has recently launched the PRIME website – a new national database containing data collected during decades of onshore and offshore oil and natural gas exploration in Israel. With the launch, Israel joins many other countries providing similar documentation, including England, Norway and Australia. The website includes the Petroleum Registry, which contains information about Petroleum Rights and ownerships thereof in Israel, which have not been readily accessible to the public online.
The new website provides access to a large volume of geological and geophysical data from deep boreholes and surveys conducted at sea and on land. This data was collected at the Ministry and in its archives. The public website is part of a data management system established in the Ministry which assists, among other things, in supervising ongoing activities in Petroleum Rights.
The system was developed by the international company Schlumberger, a world leader in providing software services and equipment to the oil and gas industry, in collaboration with the Israeli Malam Team, under the leadership of professional teams from the Natural Resources Administration and the Information Systems Division at the Ministry of Energy.
Dr. Michael (Miki) Gardosh, Director of Geology, Geophysics and Information at the Natural Resources Administration at the Ministry of Energy said: "We are pleased to launch the PRIME – the Public Repository of the Israeli Ministry of Energy website, which provides open access to a wealth of information on the subsurface of Israel. This information will now be open for study and application in a variety of subjects, including geological and geophysical research, natural gas exploration, subsurface storage, and more."
For more information, visit the PRIME website here.