iStore production surveillance and operations

The Information Store’s new PetroTrek OPS offering gets Microsoft backing—but where’s MURA?

The Information Store (iStore) has announced the extension of its PetroTrek data management flagship to oil and gas production surveillance and optimization. PetroTrek OPS addresses the digital oilfield challenge of data access and integration with a web-based offering that connects operations and field staff to relevant information in real-time charts, key performance indicators, and maps. The workflow-driven applications guide users through activities such as well performance reviews and maintenance opportunity prioritization. The announcement was made at the recent Microsoft Global Energy Forum in Houston and was endorsed by Ali Ferling, head of Microsoft’s oil and gas segment.

Curiously though, the release made no mention of Microsoft’s chimerical upstream reference architecture (MURA), though iStore was an early backer of MURA. We asked iStore’s Ben Parker who assured us that ‘iStore is still an active participant in the MURA initiative which we support in a number of ways, including development of products and solutions that incorporate open standards, such as PPDM which is now part of each PetroTrek offering. In fact, iStore is the only software vendor that has successfully implemented the full PPDM data model (not just a thin footprint) along with full referential integrity on Microsoft SQL Server.’ More from iStore.

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