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PIDX announces Standards Adoption Council. API issues 3D printing standard. Digital Twin Consortium teams with AIoT user group and CESMII. DTC open source code on GitHub. Object Management Group joins forces with AREA. IOGP-IPIECA guidance on oil spill surveillance. OPC Foundation’s Asset Management Basics. OSGeo, OGC sign MoU. Value Reporting Foundation releases SASB XBRL taxonomy. PPDM Association Marketplace launch. Public Money for Public Code campaign

PIDX International has announced the formation of its ‘standards adoption council’, working to develop adoption strategies when a standards project is proposed. PIDX president Stephanie Waters (Chevron) explained, ‘Developing a new standard can take a significant amount of time and resources. The investment that industry puts into standards development emphasizes their importance. However, beyond just developing standards, we want to encourage adoption so that they are put into practice and the industry can benefit from them.’ SAC objectives include defining the real-world problem that the standard seeks to solve, setting clear key performance indicators for adoption success and implementing proof of concepts prior to approval. More from PIDX.

The American Petroleum Institute has issued the 1st edition of Standard 20S, Additively Manufactured [3D printed] Metallic Components for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries. Velo3D, in partnership with IMI Critical Engineering and an unnamed major industry provider, contributed data to this standard from a project that involved redesigning and 3D printing choke vales for field testing. More from the API.

The Object Management Group’s Digital Twin Consortium has teamed with the AIoT user group to ‘create and develop digital twin-enabling technologies’ and ‘accelerate the adoption and monetization of digital twins’. The AIoT is an ‘expert community’ hosted by Germany’s Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute. More from the DTC and the AIoT. The DTC has also entered into a liaison agreement with CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute to ‘develop digital twin-enabling frameworks and technologies’. The previously announced DTC open-source collaboration initiative is now available to the public on GitHub. Code repositories are available covering a glossary of terms and technologies, a ‘Stellar-Transformer’ repository that sets out to provide digital twins of the entire solar system, including the earth! and a UA Nodeset web viewer for use in IoT scenarios that ‘bridge the gap between OT and IT’.

The Object Management Group has also joined forces with the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) association to ‘drive adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems’.

A new joint IOGP-IPIECA publication provides guidance on oil spill surveillance planning. IOGP-IPIECA Report 644 proposes a scalable surveillance strategy for use in a response situation, and advice on developing a comprehensive surveillance program.

The OPC Foundation has completed its review of OPC 10000-110, UA Part 110, Asset Management Basics. The specification defines basic information modelling constructs that can be used and refined by companion specifications to domain-specific needs. Curiously the spec does not define what an asset is!

OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial association has confirmed its previously announced Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Geospatial Consortium. Both parties are committed to ‘findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable’ (FAIR) data principles, and recognize that free and open source software benefits all communities. OSGeo is also participating in the development of open standards through a partnership with ISO/TC 211. In the EU, the Inspire Directive has ‘showcased the maturity and effectiveness of implementing open source solutions’.

The Value Reporting Foundation has released a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board standard XBRL taxonomy. The machine-readable ESG reporting format is said to be an ‘important step forward for structured sustainability reporting’. The taxonomy provides digital definitions to go with the 77 industry-specific SASB standards, allowing reported information to be digitally tagged. The taxonomy was developed in collaboration with PwC and tested using Workiva’s WDesk platform.

The PPDM Association has announced the launch of its Marketplace, connecting its community of vendors with producers. PPDM has also updated its Reference Values project with 13 ‘reservoir preparation’ object reference lists. PPDM is also working with OSDU to review and update some 20 reference lists from the OSDU Platform. PPDM is calling for assistance from interested subject matter experts for this and the upcoming ‘What is a Facility’ technical Standard. The Association has also announced that IHS Markit, Katalyst Data Management, Petrosys and Target Energy Solutions all recently achieved PPDM Gold Compliance.

OSGeo has signed the Free Software Foundation’s open letter supporting its ‘Public Money for Public Code’ campaign. The campaign has it that ‘publicly-funded software has to be free and open source software’. Free software ‘gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve it’ and ‘helps support freedom of speech, press and privacy’.

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