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Myanmar Oil and Gas Blocks 2017-2018

Allocated oil and gas block licence data as geodata based on MEITI 5th Report (FY2017/18) published annex data and block coordinate list released by MEITI in 2019 ( The dataset contains all oil and gas blocks that were allocated during fiscal year 2017/2018 and attributes such as type of block, type of activity, operating companies, etc.

As the MEITI licence annex data contains some inaccuracies and errors, OneMap Myanmar used coordinate information contained in a separate document shared by MEITI in 2018 ( as well as a best-guess approach to correct those.

This dataset includes the original and cleaned data columns. Additional processing attributes were added during the data generation by OneMap Myanmar. The detailed description of attribute fields can be found in attached metadata attributes excel sheet.

The original metadata was in English language and it was translated to Burmese language by ODM team. Both metadata are attached in the zipped shapefile in excel format.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Extractive industries
  • Off-shore oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • On-shore oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • English
Use limitations This data is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence ( Disclaimer: Boundaries, names and any other information in this dataset do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by OneMap Myanmar, the Government of Myanmar, or any state or organisation. The data is non-authoritative and cannot be served as a legal base to solve boundary disputes. Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this data. However, the data being provided herein is intended for informational purposes only. No guarantee is made as to the accuracy of the data and it should not be relied upon for any purpose other than general information, and is not intended to delimitate or demarcate frontiers or boundaries. No organization or state involved in the development of this data can be made liable for errors as well as for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever incurred as a result of the use of this data, and are not responsible for claims by any third party.
Dataset reference date December 8, 2020
Temporal extent's start date April 1, 2017
Temporal extent's end date March 31, 2018
  • Myanmar
West bounding coordinates 90.3546829223633
East bounding coordinates 98.9213104248047
South bounding coordinates 9.54999923706055
North bounding coordinates 24.8125
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy Coordinates are mostly based on geographic coordinate values in Degrees-Minutes-Seconds notation without decimals for seconds. Nevertheless, as it is unclear how these coordinates have been created, the spatial resolution is unknown.
Completeness Not complete
Process Step Version 2020-12-08: Attribute data downloaded from MEITI on 2020-05-15. Data columns cleaned & standardized by OneMap Myanmar (correct obvious typos, remove unnecessary spaces, standardize value domains where possible, etc.). Geometry created based on coordinate information columns by conversion of coordinate values to GIS data and connecting the coordinates with straight lines (in ArcMap using SRS EPSG4326) to oil and gas block polygons. Linking the MEITI 5th report attribute data to the block geometries. In absence of coordinates defining the eastern extend of the block PSC-R, this data uses the non-authoritative township boundary geometry curated by OneMap Myanmar (unreleased version 2020-10-20) to fill this data gap in the MEITI data. Other obvious data quality issues were improved by using coordinates from a separate oil and gas licence block coordinates document shared by MEITI in 2018 ( as well as by applying a best guess approach with some issues remaining unresolved or undetected.
Lineage OneMap Myanmar (2020). Myanmar jade and gems mining licences for fiscal year 2017-2018, aggregated by township based on MEITI 5th Report licence information annex data. [online] Available at: [17 Jan 2021].
Responsible party OneMap Myanmar ( OneMap Myanmar Near Car Parking Compound, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Building No.39, Nay Pyi Taw
Metadata creator information OneMap Myanmar ( OneMap Myanmar Near Car Parking Compound, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Building No.39, Nay Pyi Taw
Format version 2020-12-08
Update Frequency annually
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Copyright Yes
Version 2020-12-08
Keywords EITI,Oil and Gas Blocks,Oil and gas company
Date uploaded January 18, 2021, 22:42 (UTC)
Date modified March 27, 2021, 09:04 (UTC)