We’re excited to share that Petrolink has joined The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum, an international group of Oil and Gas operators, technology providers, service companies, universities, and standard organizations that is developing an open data platform for the Oil and Gas industry.
What is The Open Group?
The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Its diverse membership of more than 740 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. The Forums of The Open Group aim to drive the creation of technologies that further collaborative innovation.
What is the objective of the OSDU Forum?
The Open Group OSDU Forum is working to build a single platform for all subsurface and wells data, which will eliminate silos and democratize data – empowering the Oil and Gas industry to make faster, better informed business decisions.
The OSDU Forum data platform aims to:
Why has Petrolink joined?
Enabling collaboration across operators, business divisions, and joint venture partners is at the heart of what we do. In an industry which has historically been limited by proprietary systems and languages, open standards have been proven to break down data silos and facilitate interoperability between systems and operators.
Petrolink has a proud heritage of advocating, developing, and implementing data standards. From POSC in the 1980’s, through to WITS and WITSML in the 90’s nowadays, we are a recognized real-time data management leader within the community. Today, we offer a wide range of WITSML and ETP-enabled real-time drilling solutions, spanning data management, visualization, and analytical needs.
We identify the OSDU Forum initiative as a key step in the journey towards true collaboration across the industry. While the Energistics standards (WITSML, RESQML, and ETP) have successfully combated vendor lock-in, the OSDU Forum offers the potential to improve the adoption of standards. By providing software implementations of several carefully selected standards, the OSDU Forum will, in turn, reduce deployment delays for operators.