The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has transferred management of its ‘Guide to resource regulations, good governance’ to the EPIM organization. The Guide, an electronic tool for good governance in the petroleum sector, is designed to help companies’ understanding of the law and regulations, contracts and licensing. EPIM is working to integrate the system with its with its portfolio of services including the License2Share data trading service.
The OPC Foundation and W3C are to cooperate on internet of things (IoT) interoperability. A memorandum of understanding was signed at the recent Hannover Fair by OPC president Tom Burke and Dave Raggett, W3C lead for the ‘web of things.’ The collaboration will provide the infrastructure for the German Industrie 4.0 reference architecture for the ‘smart factory.’ The agreement focuses on a common framework for semantic interoperability and secure services across platforms and ‘seamless interoperability in the IoT.’
The W3C has published a working draft of its semantic sensor network ontology (SSN) OWL-2 DL for describing sensors and measurements of the physical world. The modular architecture is said to support the ‘judicious use of just enough ontology’ for applications including satellite imagery, scientific and industrial monitoring and the IoT. SSN underpins IBM’s ‘Foundational ontologies for smarter industries’ (OITJ 2015 N°1).
The SEG has adopted and published its SEG-D Rev. 3.1 field-tape standard. This revision recognizes significant developments in acquisition and computer technologies and brings the standard into line with current and envisioned industry techniques and practices. It also resolves longstanding ambiguities and corrects both typographic and factual errors in previous SEG-D standards. The revision adds support for coordinate reference system definition in OGP P1/11 format.
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