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From Data Availability to Information Accessibility: The WellWiki Project

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This slides accompanied a talk I gave on January 27, 2016, at Startup Edmonton's "Lunchalytics" speaker series. The event was held in the Mercer Warehouse, 10359 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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From Data Availability to Information Accessibility: The WellWiki Project

  1. 1. From Data Availability to Information Accessibility: The WellWiki Project Joel Gehman Assistant Professor Strategic Management & Organization
  2. 2. In the middle of ... fracking
  3. 3. Marcellus wells: 2004-2014
  4. 4. Project overview Goal: Data on all >4 million wells drilled in North America since the Drake Well in 1859 Technology Stack: •  Mediawiki with Foreground skin •  LAMP (Ubantu, Apache, MySQL, PHP) •  Asana, Bitbucket, etc. •  All content is CreaXve Commons licensed
  5. 5. Current coverage Regulator data: Canada: AB, BC, ON US: CO, KY, NY, OH, PA, TX, WV FracFocus data: US: Approximately 100,000 wells
  6. 6. Future plans ConXnue update current and expand to new provinces / states Create waste facility pages (disposal wells, solid waste, etc.) Create fracking chemical pages
  7. 7. Policy & RegulaXon Strategy & Technology Sustainability & Values The organizaXon of concerns
  8. 8. Some other projects •  How concerns shape hydraulic fracturing patents; changes in fracking patent landscape, 1947-present •  Social license to operate, risk and legiPmacy in energy projects; “unconvenPonal” regulaPon •  B CorporaPons and Benefit CorporaPon •  InnovaPon and innovaPon processes, especially sustainability related •  MulPnaPonal divesPtures, shareholder acPvism, divestment movements •  Crowdfunding success and failure (Kickstarter) •  Organizing and policymaking for grand challenges
  9. 9. LAW ENFORCEMENT MEETS GAME THEORY
  10. 10. Thanks! Stay in touch: jgehman@ualberta.ca @joelgehman

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