Presentation on theme: "WITSML Update Presentation to Energistics Regional Meeting, London"— Presentation transcript:
1 WITSML Update Presentation to Energistics Regional Meeting, London By: Julian Pickering, Deputy Chairman, WITSML Executive TeamJune 31, 2011
2 Wellsite Information Transfer Standard Markup Language “The ‘right-time’ seamless flow of well-site data between operators and service companies to speed and enhance decision-making”An Open Information Transfer Standard for the OilfieldTWO KEY PHRASESNot just Right Time ….also Right Data to the Right PeopleEnhance Decision Making – save time and money drilling wells….Open…Free
3 WITSML SIG: Member Companies AccentureAspenTechAtman ConsultingBaker HughesBJ ServicesBPChevronUS DOIDigital Oilfield Sol.DrillScanDynamic GraphicsExxonMobilGeolog SPAGeoservicesHalliburtonHRH LimitedIBMIDSInstitut Francais du PetroleINTKongsbergLIOS TechnologyMahindra SatyamMerrick SystemsMicrosoftMoblizeNational Oilwell VarcoOil Teams S.R.L.ONGCOpenSpiritParadigmPasonPelotonPerfomixPetris TechnologyPetrolinkPioneer Natural Res.RoxarRPS GroupSaudi AramcoSchlumbergerSDC GeologixSMTShellSmith (now Schlumberger)StatoilTCSTotalWeatherfordWellstormWoodside Energy
4 Why is WITSML important? is the result of an industry collaboration to update the widely used American Petroleum Institute WITS standard for moving drilling data between rig and office based computer systems.It provides data in a consistent XML format which is independent of service company systems and geographic location.It underpins the key objective to achieve leading edge productivity in well delivery by providing enhanced real-time information sharing.It facilitates standardisation in collaboration environments.It provides a framework for smart tools deployment.
5 WITSML Roadmap Planning 2011(1.4.1)stimJob objectError modelSupport for plug-and-play2014Focus on plug and play including support for automation“Tiered” usage (high end/low end)Major release - not backward compatible2017More automationNew use/new data
7 2011 Release – 1.4.1 June 30 – Candidate Release for public review September 23 – PublishedMarketing name = WITSML 2Product launchIADC Annual Conference March 2012 (San Diego, CA, US)Intelligent Energy – March 2012 (Utrecht, The Netherlands)1.4.1 Product CertificationMore robust testingTesting application to automatePublically available test dataCommercial terms (particularly for non-members to be defined)Bug fixes to be issued as necessaryNew object process to continue development as industry requirements are identified and defined beyond 1.4.1
8 Reasons to Upgrade to v1.4.1 Simpler The WellLog and RealTime objects have been removed with the important parts of their purpose being taken up by support in the Log object. More efficientCompression. The WITSML standard supports HTTP and Gzip compression resulting in less on-wire data for the same information.Query Optimizations. High frequency small row count data updates for Logs had a high overhead of Log header to data block ratio in 1.3.1; This has been greatly improved with support for headerless Log updates.Change Logs. The introduction of Change Logs enables clients to query servers more efficiently.Less ambiguousImproved documentation of the WITSML API.WITSML Certification. Unlike WITSML which had a weak and self-certified approach, servers can be tested against a published set of standard query sequences on a defined set of data and the results compared against pre-defined results enabling vendors to prove conformance to the WITSML standard.
9 Cross-theme components Foundation for all developmentRegulatorySecurityNew dataCertificationData quality/provenance/contextData management - life cycle data useHorizontal integration to data standards in drilling or other domainsTechnology overlay - new API, binary API, etc.