Petroleum Place Energy Solutions (P2ES) has just announced the Excalibur Report Studio (ERS), a data mining interface to P2ES’ Excalibur Energy Management System (EEMS). EEMS is an integrated financial and operational solution built on IBM’s Unidata embedded DB2 database technology (OITJ March 03). ERS is built on the Microsoft .NET framework, extracting and transforming data in the EEMS database for use in third-party reporting packages such as Business Objects’ Crystal Reports.
P2ES senior VP development Mark Eikermann said, ‘Crystal Reports is one of the most popular reporting tools on the market. It made sense to choose it as our preferred reporting front end.’ ERS offers direct interaction with the underlying UniData database, bypassing the ODBC layer and allowing for enhanced connectivity to modern reporting applications.
P2ES also reports recent EEMS sales to Dallas-based EXCO Resources and Taylor Energy of New Orleans. EXCO has seen rapid growth through acquisitions (140 since 1997) and deployed EEMS to replace multiple systems and overlapping processes with a single environment for reporting and analysis. P2ES hosts and manages EXCO’s real time production environment from its data center in Calgary, Alberta. Taylor chose Excalibur to replace an ‘obsolete and unsupportable’ legacy system.
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