Idea Integration brings upstream data into SharePoint

OpenSpirit leveraged to extend ‘Constellation’ data integration footprint.

Stafford, TX-based IT consultancy Idea Integration is extending its ‘Constellation’ geographic information system (GIS), leveraging its experience of GIS/Microsoft SharePoint integration in the upstream. The company has licensed the OpenSpirit software developer kit to extend Constellation’s data footprint to OpenSpirit-enabled geoscience applications and to provide a ‘unified view and dashboard of upstream assets.’

The Constellation framework, a software and services offering around ArcGIS Server and SharePoint, provides spatial search, charting, reporting and integration via an ‘industry-standard’ dashboard. The framework can be configured to access seismic, well, land, pipeline and other data sources.

Idea Integration Senior VP Adarsh Karia said, ‘The OpenSpirit data store connectivity layer lets us focus on clients’ portal solutions and gives them fast, vendor-neutral integration and access to their subsurface data.’ Idea Integration’s flagship upstream clientele includes Shell E&P Co. Speaking at the 2007 ESRI PUG*, Wnjoo Choi described how a prototype Constellation was used to get a handle on Shell’s global GIS deployment, a ‘humungous data management infrastructure.’ More from

* The Data Room TW 0703_16.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2009 Issue # 6.

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