Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs

    WA petroleum database judged best in the world

    7/07/2011 12:00 AM
    Western Australia’s Petroleum and Geothermal Information Management System (WAPIMS) has been rated the best in the world by the Fraser Institute Global Petroleum Survey.

    The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) WAPIMS database won the prestigious accolade against 135 investment destinations.

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said the rating was a significant achievement for the State.

    “More than 70 per cent of respondents rated WAPIMS as having ‘encouraged investment’, with the balance saying WA ‘is not a deterrent to investment’,” Mr Moore said.

    “The improvement of the resources approval systems has been a major commitment of the State Government which has encouraged initiatives to improve WA’s attractiveness as a resources investment location.

    “Databases such as WAPIMS, which contains information on titles, wells, geophysical surveys, other petroleum exploration and production data, assist in promoting exploration and lowering barriers to entry in the State’s petroleum industry.

    “The department’s GSWA WAPIMS team has undertaken significant work as part of the Exploration Incentive Scheme, funded by Royalties for Regions, to make geoscience information available online and improve customer useability.

    “DMP should be proud of its achievements that have innovatively consolidated 50 years of publically available exploration information into a powerful industry tool.”

    The WAPIMS database received the winning rating in the category of ‘quality and availability of geoscience information to guide exploration’.

    The Fraser Institute is a Canadian-based public policy research and educational organisation that conducts annual global surveys of both mineral and petroleum companies. 

    The surveys request information from mining and exploration companies concerning their attitudes towards investment barriers in different countries and states/provinces within some countries.
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