UK (London) Q1 Data Management Luncheon 2020

UK (London) Q1 Data Management Luncheon 2020
Join us for the Q1 London Data Management Luncheon on February 5, 2020. This event is eligible for three CPDA Professional Development Units.

PPDM Association Events are specifically designed to facilitate collaborative idea sharing, discussion, and networking. Learn from your colleagues’ experiences, ask questions, build relationships and make key face-to-face connections. Engage in dynamic sessions and attend an information packed presentation.


There will be two presentations at this event:
- "GIGS - Putting geospatial Integrity on the Map" with Richard Wylde and Josh Townsend (BP) representing IOGP - There is a common theme underlining the exponential growth of geoscience application development – location. The vast majority of applications and data models are spatially-aware, be it utilising a map front-end, storing coordinate data or undertaking coordinate operations. However, significant risks can arise if geospatial and geodetic functionality is not implemented correctly, completely and consistently. After all, what value is your data if it’s not in the right place? Spatial errors occurring and propagating in an application or data model can easily go undetected by developers and users; this may not be a problem if the data is small scale or low accuracy, but what if such errors arise with critical data like well positions or licence block boundaries? GIGS, or the Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software testing framework can be used to assess and analyse the performance of applications and data models in promoting and maintaining appropriate levels of geospatial integrity, identifying where mistakes are being made and the degree to which they are impacting data quality. GIGS assesses how geospatial data is managed and transferred, focusing on spatial metadata and industry standard data exchange formats, ensuring that data management processes are delivering trusted data at all stages of the lifecycle. The original GIGS framework was devised over a decade ago and has been used as a robust testing regime on a number of key geoscience applications, as well as serving as recommended guidance on industry best practice regarding geospatial integrity, particularly by linking closely to the EPSG Geodetic Registry IOGP will soon release a revised version of the framework with improvements to a number of areas, including but not limited to bringing greater clarity to the process, revising the test datasets where necessary, and modernising the materials for developments in file formats and data types. GIGS will also be built into a web platform, making it easier to record and review test information and get help and guidance. GIGS will become more adaptable and flexible to the particular type of application being tested, aligning it with an agile strategy and encouraging the use of GIGS in all applicable software and data development cycles. Details and a free download of the GIGS v1 material are available on the IOGP website
- "Standardization is always the right choice, releasing resources best invested in competitive innovation." Ross Philo and Dave Wallis from Energistics. As data becomes the central element of the oil and gas industry’s digital transformation, there is renewed interest in standards to make the exchange of data faster, more reliable and more frequent. Energistics leverages the commitment of over 110 member organizations to foster the development of standard data formats, data transfer protocols and data packaging. While the industry-wide uptake of the drilling data standard WITSML for real-time communication from rig to control centers is well known, awareness is also building around the RESQML standard for subsurface data and reservoir model transferring and updating. The production data standard PRODML is also growing in scope and includes standards for Distributed Acoustic Sensing DAS data. Following the consortium’s established practice, these standards are made available at no cost and with no membership requirements. Interested parties can download the data schemas and the available additional materials, as well as access online documentation. In 2018 a group of operators set out to standardize a cloud-based platform – known as the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) that will store subsurface and other upstream data in a standardized form, accompanied by an standardized Application Programming Interface (API) for applications and micro-services to interact with the data platform across a number of cloud instances from major participating vendors.  Energistics was the first non-operator to be invited to join OSDU in October 2018, reflecting the view that an industry standard platform needed to endorse and leverage industry data standards, such as those from Energistics.  PPDM has also recently joined the OSDU initiative. For both Energistics and OSDU, which share a large number of common members, the respective standardization initiatives have a common philosophy of de-risking and simplifying data and application architectures that are utilitarian in nature, i.e. not of any particular competitive value to operators or vendors. This allows all actors to focus their investments and innovation projects on technologies such as AI, ML and analytics that drive the competition for more effective, successful and safer exploration and production operations.

A flyer is available for this event.

Location and Timing

This luncheon will be held in London at the Schlumberger Offices - 62 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E in their Digital Technology Theatre.

Registration and lunch will take place from 11:30 am outside the room, followed by the luncheon presentations at 12:30.

If you have any food allergies please let us know during the registration process. If you find you are no longer able to attend, please advise us of your cancellation as soon as possible to free up a space for another attendee.

Free Registration

This Luncheon will be free to attend. Please register below to save your place, as spots are limited. Registration will close on February 4, so register early.

Professional Development Units

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Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who support these events which are aimed at enhancing your ability to deliver better data management practices within your company as well as the building of a data management Community in the United Kingdom. A special thanks to our sponsors for hosting this event. Without the support of sponsors, events of this nature would not be possible.

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