Standards stuff

OPC Foundation rolls-out MDIS subsea comms. New publications from PPDM. PIDX updates planned movement and prequalification standards. W3 and OGC team on spatio-temporal data standard. EU associations (NAMUR, EI, WIB, Exera) join forces on Industrie 4.0 open architecture.

The OPC Foundation has published its MCS-DCS interface standard, MDIS, an OPC-UA-based communications interface for the subsea oil and gas industry. MDIS is managed by OTM Consulting.

PPDM has announced new publications relating to its current PPDM 3.9 upstream data model. The two booklets cover ‘Key subject area relationships’ and ‘Well implementation by lifecycle phase.’ More from PPDM. PPDM has also published learnings from its 3.8-to-Witsml mapping excercise undertaken as a flagship Standards leadership council joint PPDM/Energistics initiative.

The IOGP Geomatics committee has released V9.0 of the EU Petroleum Survey Group’s (EPSG) database of coordinate reference systems and data.

PIDX, the petroleum industry data exchange standards body has approved a new release of its Planned movement standard. PIDX has also approved a new Supplier registration and prequalification data standard.

The Spatial Data on the Web working group, a collaboration between W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium has published four ‘QB4ST’ documents covering spatio-temporal data and mapping. The standards are designed to make it easier to share and manipulate data such as earth observations with linkable slices through time and space. Also ran are the RDF Data Cube and the Discrete Global Grid System. The latter shows how Sparql can combine spatial data with a triple store for observational metadata. The approach is claimed to demonstrate the ‘power of linked data on the web.’

Several EU associations of users of automation technology in process industries have agreed to collaborate on the establishment of common positions on present and future EU and international standardization in the field of interoperability via open control and communication systems. The associations, NAMUR, EI, WIB and Exera (collectively known as ‘NEWE’) represent over 250 leading companies, from owner operators to software solution providers in plant and process automation. Component ‘Industry 4.0’ standards include the NAMUR Open Architecture and WIB member ExxonMobil’s ‘open process automation control architecture.’ More from WIB-NL.

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