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Exchange format for transfer of geologic and petroleum data; AAPG-A

Brian R. Shaw and Harry O. Waller
Exchange format for transfer of geologic and petroleum data; AAPG-A
AAPG Bulletin (April 1989) 73 (4): 483-489

Abstract

The Database Standards Subcommittee of the AAPG Committee on Computer Applications has developed the AAPG-A data exchange format. The AAPG-A data exchange format is intended to help in the transfer of interdisciplinary geologic or petroleum information (such as lithologic descriptions, stratigraphic data, well-history and production information, and data descriptors like sample locations) by establishing a public, easily accessible, and highly versatile format. The AAPG-A data exchange format consists of at least three files: a header block file, a data block file, and a termination record file. The header block file consists of a series of format records that completely define the records in the data block file. The termination record file completes the volume. The AAPG-A data exchange format is intended to be self-defining and implementation independent. It is intended for use by the general geologic community and is based on concepts currently implemented in the petroleum industry.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 73
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Exchange format for transfer of geologic and petroleum data; AAPG-A
Affiliation: BHP Pet. (Am.), Houston, TX, United States
Pages: 483-489
Published: 198904
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1989-029910
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 6 tables
Secondary Affiliation: Texaco, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1989
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