CDA Documents

Guidelines & Best Practices

CDA has developed and published the following documents (available from the Oil & Gas UK website):


The following documents are also available, please click on the links below:

NDR Models

Seismic Data Release Guidelines



The standards that CDA adopts or in some cases develops are governed by an ad hoc Standards Sub-Committee which is co-chaired by CDA's Well Data Manager and the Seismic Data Manager.  The work of the Standards Sub-committee is subject to approval by the CDA Council.

The Standards Sub-committee takes account of de facto industry standards, prescribed regulatory standards and recognised good practice.

A list of CDA's current standards can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

CS-1 Company Names

CS-2 Well Names

CS-3 Well Log Curve Naming

CS-5 Curve Joining Standard

CS-6 Image Formats for Well Data

CS-8 Hardcopy Cataloguing

CS-9 Seismic Surveys

CS-9 Seismic Naming Appendix

CS-16 Well Deviation Data

CS-17 CDA Scanning Standard