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8 data standards organisations public meeting in Houston June 28

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8 oil and gas data standards organisations will be holding a public meeting in Houston on June 28th.

Organisations participating include Energistics, MIMOSA, PIDX International, POSC Caesar Association
PPDM Association, the OGC, the OPC Foundation, and the PODS Association.

The leaders of all of the organisations have also formed a "Standards Leadership Council", to help reduce duplication of effort between the standards bodies, and identify opportunities for synergy, providing more value from the standards.

At the meeting, there will be presentations from all of the organisations about what they are doing.

The event is sponsored by BP, Halliburton and Oracle.

See below for an explanation of what all the organisations do:

Energistics serves as the facilitator, custodian and advocate for the development and adoption of technical open data exchange standards in the upstream oil and gas industry.

MIMOSA is an operations and maintenance open systems alliance, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to developing and encouraging the adoption of open information standards for Operations and Maintenance in manufacturing, fleet, and facility environments.

PIDX International provides a global forum for delivering the process, information and technology standards that facilitates seamless, efficient electronic business within the oil and natural gas industry and its trading community.

POSC Caesar Association (PCA) is a non-profit global-standardization member organization that shall promote the development of open specifications to be used as standards for enabling the interoperability of data, software and related matters.

Professional Petroleum Data Management Association (PPDM) is a global not-for-profit organization within the petroleum industry to promote professional petroleum data management through the development and dissemination of best practices.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)is an international industry consortium of over 400 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards.

The OPC Foundation is dedicated to ensuring interoperability in automation by creating and maintaining open specifications that standardize the communication of acquired process data, alarm and event records, historical data, and batch data to multi-vendor enterprise systems and between production devices.

The Pipeline Open Data Standard Association (PODS) was created to develop and support open data storage and interchange standards to meet the specific data management needs of pipeline companies.


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