SAIC’s SOA play

Consultants to embed work performed for major oil and gas accounts in public service-oriented architecture-based interoperability toolkit.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has announced an initiative to collaborate on service oriented architecture (SOA) interoperability standards for the energy market. SAIC’s IM practice is already working with major oil and gas producers and public utility companies and has seen an opportunity for a set of industry-wide interoperability standards that will enable operators and oilfield services companies to collaborate on hydrocarbon development and production projects.


Doug Charles, SAIC senior VP said, ‘We see this as a fast-cycle development project that will utilize existing technology standards and practices by publishing an agreed set of standards by the end of second quarter 2008.’


SAIC will draw on its experience with several industry standards groups to develop the roadmap and produce a ‘well-documented suite of actionable standards.’ The announcement follows SAIC’s acquisition of Indian upstream data specialist Scicom earlier this year. More on SAIC’s initiative from and our exclusive interview with SAIC’s Dean Forrester on page 3 of this issue.

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