More from the 2018 ECIM Data Management Conference, Haugesund

Equinor on DIY spatial analytics. Landmark’s well planning decision support. Interica’s new OneView platform and Tinkerpop graph metadatabase. PARS roadmap to the multi-cloud. RoQC QC’s Petrel data. Kadme sales to Petronas, TatNeft. Cognite conquers siloed data. IO-Data’s open source GIS.

Dmytro Perepølkin (Equinor) asked ‘is spatial special?’ and proposed to make it less so by democratizing geospatial analytics with R. R now provides a geo capability, notably with R-Spatial and Simple Features. Tidy Data got a plug as an open source data munging environment. More from the project page.

Landmark’s David Seymour and Lars Vatne presented work in progress on a well planning decision support system. This extends Landmark’s DecisionSpace/Compass/EDM toolset with a configurable, business automation engine. The tool performs workflow management and pings people who have not done their bit on time. In general, it is better to solve inconsistent data at source, preferably by contract. Since (most) all companies use SAP, it would be a great idea to get contractors to deliver price schedules in SAP format and get composite quotes direct from SAP. The BPM tools have worked with Landmark data, on Petrel, SAP and ‘anything in a JSON object’. The tool is under trial to automate data loading and well planning in a major project on a mature field with the aim of cutting well planning time to under a week.

Interica presented its updated PARS project archival solution, now certified for public and private cloud storage. The company reports ‘first significant take up’ of data written into the public cloud. This leverages new functionality for data verification, encryption and segmentation to avoid size constraints and optimize transfer rates. Interica is cloud-agnostic and has been tested in multiple hybrid scenarios including running the app in the cloud searching for data locally and archiving to remote object/blob storage. Data management automation has also been enhanced in response to the corporate de-manning. The first automation app is ARBA (automated rule-based archiving), used to generate archiving rules from project metadata and archival policies. Users can archive and/or delete thousands of projects and datasets at petabyte scale automatically. A new API makes Interica PRM and PARS more ‘open’. Also new is the Interica OneView platform, an HTML 5 map window into multi-cloud live and archived projects and data. The company is also working on a new graph database technology stack with GQL and Apache Tinkerpop that promises enhanced performance and flexibility for metadata management.

RoQC provides an elegant solution for Petrel (and Open Works) data audit and management with mathematical, logical and geoscience-based checks of inter alia, cartographic reference system, units of measure and naming standards. All are rolled-up into data quality surveillance KPIs. ROQC automatically interrogates project data to uncover and report anomalies and data quality over time. For Norwegian users, projects can be synced and matched with NPD data.

Kadme presented its Whereoil data management platform, said to be a hybrid of a data lake and business intelligence solution. Whereoil is a key technology component of Petronas’ PiriGIS solution. A data pipeline feeds Whereoil and PiriGIS queries this via Kadme’s RESTful API. A similar configuration connects Whereoil to the NPD’s online data stores. Kadme also got an enthusiastic endorsement from Russian TatNeft that has built a petabyte scale archive with help from Whereoil.

Cognite has set out to conquer a world of ‘siloed data’ where service providers rebuild hundreds of data connections every year and, in an average large oil and gas company, some 40% of sensors are ‘orphaned’ and can’t be mapped to equipment tags. Cognite builds a complete digital representation of current and historical industrial reality with a horizontal data platform across systems and assets. Cognite understands systems from Arundo, GE, Sintef, Honeywell, Siemens and more. In August 2018, Aker BP signed a ‘data liberation contract’ with Cognite covering its Framo pump portfolio. Framo’s maintenance is now tuned to actual pump performance and better aligned with Aker BP’s requirements.

IO Data has developed a comprehensive GIS-based seismic data management solution that provides access and overview of offline and online data. IO MapClip provides access to all seismic data through a GIS interface while IO SubSee manages video data from underwater installations. IO dares to leverage non-Esri technology in its GIS, specifically a combo of Angular, Golang, HTML 5, Postgres and PostGIS. Connectivity is secured with a HTTPS encryption and a JSON Web Token/OAuth combo. Mapclip’s open source GIS technology is claimed to provide value for money while IO adds its seismic and data management know-how to secure data storage with Cegal.

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