Open subsurface data universe updates

CGI announces ‘Pivot’ packaged OSDU offering. Schlumberger - there are NO ‘certified OSDU-compliant’ apps. Gazprom and partner CROC join OSDU. Landmark commits to ‘OSDU-compliant’ DecisionSpace365. Petrosys wells connector on OSDU. Schlumberger delivers ‘first major OSDU deployment’ to Equinor.

CGI has announced CGI Pivot, a platform platform-as-a-service offering based on the OSDU data platform. CGI Pivot provides the subsurface community, from oil and gas operators and regulators to renewables organizations and academic institutions, with an ‘easy and low risk’ starting point to explore and migrate to the OSDU Data Platform. Pivot offers data ingestion, a map-based display and ‘embedded intelligence’ to extract meta data and recognize geospatial data. A topology service links trajectories and wells, automating technical data managers’ work. CGI’s OSDU credentials appear good. The company has been under contract to Shell since 2013 for the provision of key application services in support of Shell’s TaCIT technical and competitive IT unit, that provides IT solutions in support of Shell’s upstream and downstream business. CGI is also working to extend CGI Pivot to include renewable energy, with a pilot of wind and photovoltaic data on OSDU. A new renewables data management system will soon be available on CGI Pivot. Read CGI Netherlands’ MichaŽl van der Haven’s blog on CGI Pivot on the OSDU Forum website.

A 12-page publication from Schlumberger, ‘Understanding the OSDU Opportunity, a Schlumberger Guide to the OSDU Data Platform’ confirms the consubstantial nature of the code for OSDU and Schlumberger’s Delfi. ‘Following the contribution of the open sourced Delfi data ecosystem into the OSDU data platform code, the OSDU data platform sits at the heart of the Delfi environment’. Release 4, due out later this year, will be the ‘official V1.0’ of the OSDU data platform. R3 already includes the full open-sourced Delfi data ecosystem contribution by Schlumberger. Schlumberger’s explainer also includes the structure of the central OSDU management committee which comprises of representatives from BP, Chevron, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Shell, Schlumberger, EPAM, Teradata, Dell, Google, and Microsoft. On the question of OSDU-certified apps, Schlumberger is clear, while certification by OSDU may be offered at a future date, right now there are no legitimate OSDU-certified solutions. ‘Currently, the plans for certification are at a platform level, meaning there will be no ‘OSDU-certified’ apps for the time being. Meanwhile ‘solutions that claim to be OSDU-compliant or OSDU-certified have not been verified or endorsed by The Open Group’.

Gazprom Neft has joined the OSDU Forum and expects that OSDU ‘will become a platform for digital technology collaboration that erases borders and gives an opportunity to contribute and market products for the Russian technology ecosystem’. Gazprom Neft plans to contribute its own software to the OSDU platform, as both open-source code and as commercial products. Gazprom partner CROC has also joined OSDU.

Landmark is planning to ‘liberate’ data from applications in a transition to OSDU. Data needs to be quality controlled before input to OSDU in a ‘robust ingestion pipeline’. With this in mind, Landmark has committed to making ‘all Landmark products and services OSDU-compliant’*. DecisionSpace 365 software as a service on OSDU provides a means of ingesting large quantities of data from a variety of sources. These are now available publicly with the R3 commercial release of OSDU. Landmark has also contributed new code to OSDU to support binary log data storage and allow performant access to metadata, files and high precision log curves. Data can be accessed from the OSDU Search APIs or a Jupyter notebook. More from Landmark.

* Notwithstanding Schlumberger’s warning on OSDU-compliant claims!

Petrosys’ R&D roadmap includes a commitment to OSDU. The company has already developed a connector to extract and view well data from and OSDU store. The commercial version is available on OSDU Mercury R3 and enables mapping, modelling and data exchange through connected workflows. Petrosys is seeking feedback from its users on the future direction of its OSDU program and is ‘open to broader collaboration’. Initial thoughts are for enhanced ingestion of OSDU data into Petrosys PRO and on data exchange and integration, with a focus on the migration of legacy data into OSDU. Provision of a coordinate reference system service is also under consideration. More from Petrosys.

Schlumberger is working with Equinor to deploy a Delfi subsurface data environment ‘fully integrated with the OSDU data platform’ in what is described as the ‘first major deployment of OSDU’. The OSDU-enabled solution will be embedded as a key part of Equinor’s Microsoft Azure enterprise-wide data platform, OMNIA. This will establish consistent data standards across the subsurface to enhance overall decision making. At the application level, Equinor’s project will include the Delfi Petrotechnical Suite, ExplorePlan (an exploration planning solution co-developed between Schlumberger and Equinor), and data science solutions from Schlumberger.

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