MBOGC Data Miner
Filtering Forms and Grids
Printing and Exporting Results
- Application Requirements
- Application Overview
- Main Menu
Detailed instructions in PDF format are available by clicking HERE.
(This file is approximately 2 MB in size and may be slow
- This application requires
Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.
- The program requires cookies
to be enabled.
- Pop-up blockers running on
your system must be disabled.
Main menu selections are located at the top of the
application. Following the Menu line are criteria boxes for
"simple" or "advanced" searching/filtering. Data
exporting options are buttons to the right. The "Data Navigation
Selection Window" will be populated with the results of either filtering
or searching, clicking on the selection will fill-in the data view window.
Data will be displayed as a grid (row and column format) or as a report (row
and column with page headings) depending on the nature of the data.
Menu options on the "Main Menu" are drop-down selections. Using
the mouse pointer, hover over each choice to reveal options. Click to
View well information for a filtered set of wells or a
single well using the filtering options. Apply a filter and select a well
to view detailed well information and well activity.
Production in Montana
is tracked by Well and Disposition by Lease. (See Lease Data for Lease
production) Basic statistics on Production also supplied
View data for EOR and SWD wells as well as UIC Permit data.
Basic lease data such as lease number, county, and the Wells
on Lease is provided. Information on Lease disposition of production is
Basic statistics on state information is provided..
Data relevant to CBM wells is provided. Information includes
the plot of normalized CBM well production.
Board Order Data
Information is provided on Board Orders Issued in the State.
Information on reference data used by the individual forms
is provided. Includes Company, Formation & Fields Information.
Searching or filtering for specific and groups of wells, operators, county,
etc can be done by selecting from the main menu an area of interest (Wells,
Units, etc.). Depending on the selection criteria, a search can either be
simple (one choice, all operators with name starting an "S") or
advanced (all operators whose name begins with "S" or
"W"). Click here for options
on formats for text and dates.
Simple: In the following example, the left most drop-down lists
"Well Name" and "Begins with". Wells beginning with
"Smith" is what the user is looking for, so with well name
beginning with Smith, the result list are wells with Smith at the beginning
followed by some other designation. Note: the application uses
"%" as a wildcard.
Advanced: In the following example, the left most drop-down lists
"Well Name" and "Begins with". The user selects
"Adv. Search" to search for wells whose name begins either with
Smith or Jones. After typing in Smith, the "Or" button is clicked
and then Jones is typed into the selection box, once the user clicks on the
"Apply And/Or", the well list is updated to include those wells
whose name begins with Smith or Jones.
Example: Selecting "Smith" as the first search after clicking
Click “Or”, enter “Jones” in the filter box.
Click “Apply And/Or” to return a list of wells with well name beginning
with “Smith” or “Jones”.
of the grids used to display information have columns that can be sorted in
ascending and descending order; these are denoted by underlined column
headers. If part of the grid is
outside the viewable area just use the horizontal scroll bar to view the rest
of the grid. Page numbers are listed at the top and bottom of the grid if
more than one page is needed to present the results.
Filtering Form and Grid
The other type of form encountered in the system has a filter form and grid
layout. After a search selection has
been made, depending on the results to be viewed, the Data Navigation
Selection Window will be populated with specific wells, counties, operators,
etc. By clicking on a selection in this window located along the left side of
the page the form or grid will change to reflect the specific details
associated with the selection.
The list column can be expanded to show more
information by clicking the “>” symbol at the top of the list box.
Printing and Exporting Results
Printing: Printing is not
recommended since results cannot be predicted for all PC/printer/software
combinations. Because of these limitations, you may not be able to
print the entire set of data. The "Export" function may be
your best alternative to download, format and print all desired information.
Exporting: Selecting "Excel" will format the results for MS
Excel. A dialog box will open to present the options to either view the data
in an Excel spreadsheet window or to save to a local hard drive. Selecting
"Text" will present the data in column format in a new browser
window, select from the browser's File menu to "Save As" and
specify the location to save the "txt" file.
Pop-up blockers will stop exports,
and security settings specific to the user’s computer may block exporting to
- Before attempting an export
to Excel try to export to text by clicking the “Text” button. To date, the only thing that is known
to stop an export to text is a pop-up blocker. Pop-up blockers are present within
Internet Explorer, associated with the Google toolbar, 3rd-party
security or firewall software, and may be included in software provided
by an internet service provider.
- An indication of either a
pop-up blocker or other security setting that could impede export of
data is an audible click or beep after an export button is clicked.
- Pop-up blockers will have to
either be configured to allow pop-ups from the Montana Board of Oil and Gas website
or disabled for either of the export options to perform.
- If clicking export to text
works and export to Excel still doesn’t work, likely with an audible
“bleep”, hold down the control (ctrl) key until something appears on the
screen. Usually a new window will
open with an option box allowing the selection of either “Open” or
- The larger the dataset being
returned, the longer the control key needs to be held down for the
export to Excel.
- Always look for other message
windows that might open during an export to Excel. More recent versions of Excel, and
especially those running under Vista,
may require additional security confirmation before the data will be
transferred to a local computer.