Since joining the The Open Group OSDU™ Forum in October 2018, Energistics – both as an organization and as a member community – is fully committed to this industry initiative which puts data at the center of all activities and operations. Energistics standards – including WITSML™, PRODML™ and RESQML™ – are foundational to OSDU™ Forum.
In addition to use of the standards, we are also contributing technical elements (manifest, parsers, code) as well as the combined intellectual capital from our community of experts and the expertise of our staff in key areas like documentation, enterprise architecture, data definitions, and project management.
WITSML – we developed innovative ingesters to allow key WITSML data types to be ingested into the OSDU data store, together with the associated metadata to permit subsequent search. We have also been working with all four cloud providers to ensure that these ingesters work within their specific frameworks, since each of the cloud platforms has services that are unique as part of their implementation of the OSDU Data Platform.
RESQML – we proposed the first OSDU Forum project to add reservoir data to OSDU Data Platform. This project utilizes RESQML as the fundamental building block for this since it is the only vendor-neutral format that can handle these complex data types, and our members are actively developing code to add this key functionality to the OSDU Platform.
PRODML – is a critical part of the Production project within the OSDU Forum since it has proven capabilities to convey production volumes, fluid types, well-test data, downhole and surface facilities, production hierarchies, etc. It complements other standards that are focused on process control aspects of production.
ETP – (Energistics Transfer Protocol) was specifically developed for the type of high-performance real-time data exchange needed in the upstream – and not just between remote facilities and central monitoring centers, but also to connect applications in real-time.
UOM – Energistics is the custodian of Units of Measure for the industry and has contributed those to the OSDU Data Platform.
Data Quality – although not part of the OSDU Data Platform at present, the Energistics standards include a way to convey data quality through an entire workstream, so that the trustworthiness of the data can be objectively assessed and communicated to data consumers at each stage of the workflow.
PWLS – following a huge collaborative effort, the mnemonics reference library has been revised and updated and now covers over 45,000 entries for data channels associated with well-logging services across the industry. It will be available to the OSDU Data Platform.
This initiative also is an excellent example of collaboration between standards bodies (Energistics and The Open Group which hosts the OSDU Forum) for the benefit of the industry at-large.
See our OSDU page