Abstract

The Office of Oil and Gas completed its initial effort to improve and standardize the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of subsurface geo-science information with the holding of a symposium on the subject in Dallas on April 10, 1975. Among the 80 persons attending were representatives of the USGS, 13 State governments, 4 universities, 13 major oil companies, 3 geological societies, numerous independent companies, several service companies, and several geological consultants. Fifteen speakers representing Canada, Federal and State Governments, and private interests reviewed the development of the present situation, discussed materials presently being stored and systems being used, and suggested future possibilities in the storage and cataloguing of subsurface geo-science data. Two groups then met simultaneosly to discuss what information would be stored and how the facilities should be developed.

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