First announced in March 2005 (OITJ Vol. 10 N° 3), IHS Energy’s Enerdeq service is now live and providing a ‘one stop shop’ to IHS’ comprehensive US oil and gas dataset of some three million wells and two million production entities. The first release of Enerdeq is a web browser version, later releases will offer more sophisticated interfaces supporting B2B data exchange via SOAP.
IHS Energy president and COO Ron Mobed said, ‘We have a long history of providing data that many in the industry rely on for their business-critical decisions. Enerdeq’s user interface gives customers better visibility of our data, with more flexibility, reducing risk in E&P settings from new business development to infill drilling. As a platform, it enables us to rapidly deliver new types of data, as evidenced by our recent acquisition of 3-D seismic survey outlines, which can already be viewed in Enerdeq alongside our other data.’
IHS Energy is developing other versions of Enerdeq for different markets, Enerdeq Desktop for Canadian E&P data and an International edition for Petroconsultants data. Rich Herrmann, VP global product management added ‘Our goal is to support the broadest range of energy company strategies for optimizing the value of our information. For some, our US Browser may meet all their needs. For others, a combination of Intranet deployment, GIS extensions and/or Web services may be required. Enerdeq is designed to leverage the benefits the Internet offers to fundamentally improve the ways our customers interact with IHS content.’
Ultimately, IHS Energy’s ‘next-generation’ data access and integration platform will distribute global information to clients in a variety of ways—from smart client desktops to browser and web services-based delivery. Already, users can receive ‘pro-active’ e-mail notification of new data in their area of interest, greatly reducing the risk of key data being omitted in basemap construction, geological interpretation and other critical analysis.
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