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Help – General

The website for the oil and gas geoscience information system can be used to carry out searches, order products on-line, and pay for products distributed by the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN).

The “Help” button appears on all pages on the website, giving access to the “Help” page at all times.

Extra assistance can be obtained by dialling (418) 627-6385, extension 8173 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern standard time), or by sending an E-mail.

 

 

The “Help” page contains the following elements:

2.1 How to carry out a search

       2.1.1 Select a research category

       2.1.2 The "search criteria" section

  • Adding a search criterion

       2.1.3 Searching for a product

       2.1.4 Search examples

  • Searching for specific reports
  • Searching for specific wells

2.2 Using the search results

       2.2.1 The "Results" section

  • Summary
  • Details
  • Location
  • Orders

       2.2.2 Navigation

2.3 Refining the search criteria

       2.3.1 The "Search criteria" section

  • Combining one or more search criteria
  • Deleting one or more search criteria

2.4 Placing an order

       2.4.1 Ordering products

       2.4.2 Paying for an order

       2.4.3 Paying for an order using the "Charge to my account" payment method

 

 

2.1 How to carry out a search

 

2.1.1 Select a research category

From the menu located on the left-hand side of the home page, select one of the following research categories:

  • All types
  • Geology
  • Geophysic
  • Drilling
  • Wells data
  • Compilation map (N.T.S. map-sheet)
  • Compilation map (geological region)
  • GIS data
  • Seismic (field data)
  • Seismic (processed data)

2.1.2 The “search criteria” section

 

This section can be used to add one ore more search criteria:

Select a criterion

Select a criterion from the list. For example: .

A search criterion followed by an asterisk (*) indicates that one or more values must be selected from the list that appears in the right-hand column.

A search criterion that is not followed by an asterisk (*) indicates that you can choose an operator and enter a value in the right-hand column.

 

Select an operator

Select an operator from the list. For example: .

 

Enter a value

 

A value may be entered in one of three ways:

  • by selecting it from a list. For example: ;
  • by entering a value in the text box. For example: ;
  • by clicking on .

 

Adding a search criterion

Click .

 

Opening and closing the “Search criteria” section

  • Click to open the section;
  • Click to close the section.

2.1.3 Searching for a product

 

To search the selected regions or view other search criteria, click .

2.1.4 Search example

To view a tutorial containing two search examples, click here.

2.2 Using the search results

 

2.2.1 The “Results” section

This section displays the search results. For all categories, the results can be presented as follows:

  • Summary: presents a summary of the information from the compilation maps, reports, GIS data, well data and seismic profiles.

    You can select:
    • the “Title” or “Well” link, to obtain a description;
    • the icon to view the document concerned;
    • the icon to order the product.
  •  

  • Details: presents more detailed information, including summaries of documents.

    You can select:
    • the “Title” or “Well” link, to obtain a description;
    • the icon to view the document concerned;
    • the icon to order the product.
  •  

  • Location: presents a list of results by Québec map region.
  •  

  • Order: presents information for ordering one or more products, including a choice of medium and quantity.

2.2.2Navigation


You can use the following buttons to move from one "Results" page to another:

      to view the first page;
      to view the previous page;
      to view the next page;
      to view the last page.

2.3 Refining the search criteria

 

2.3.1 The “Search criteria” section

 

Using this section, you can combine or delete one or more search criteria.

 

Combining one or more search criteria

 

To combine one or more search criteria, you must:

  • select at least one search criterion by checking the box to the left of the criterion;
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  • select an operator to combine criteria. Three operators are displayed:
    • the operator And, used when two or more criteria are selected. Only results that meet all the criteria will be displayed;
    • the operator Or, used when two or more criteria are selected. Only results that meet one or other of the criteria will be displayed;
    • the operator Exclude, used when at least one criterion is selected. Only results that do not include the criterion will be displayed;
  • click ;
  •  

  • select the result by checking the box to the left of the combination result and click .

 

Deleting one or more search criteria

 

To delete one or more search criteria:

  • check the box to the left of the criteria concerned;
  • click .
  •  

The list of search criteria will be updated.

 

Opening and closing the “Search criteria” section

  • Click to open the section;
  • Click to close the section.

2.4 Placing an order

 

2.4.1 Ordering products

You can only order a product after completing a search. One the search has been completed, you can order products individually or as a group.

To order a product individually, click the shopping cart icon, , found at several places on the site.

To order products as a group, click the Order button at the top of the “Results” zone.

Next, enter the quantity and click Add to my shopping cart. The products will be added to your shopping cart.

2.4.2 Paying for an order

When you are ready to pay, click in the Order mode of the results page, on the home page or on the NTS sheet selection page. You will be directed to the payment page.

For more information on terms and conditions, and the security measures for on-line products and services offered by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles, click here.

2.4.3 Paying for an order using the “Charge to my account” payment method

You can now charge all your on-line purchases to one ore more customer accounts at the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN).

To use this new option, see the Charge to my account page, accessible via the home page.

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