Data quality measurement
What does “quality” mean to E&P data management? Can we assess data as current, correct, complete, consistent, etc.? What metrics can assess the “quality” of data as it passes from user to user through the life cycle of the data and the business object? These questions lead to the creation of a work group in 2008 focused on business rules (and data rules as a subtype). The work group developed the basis for gathering and sharing the industry’s rules. The original work group ended in 2011 but development continues through the PPDM Association office and a volunteer Committee
The work group’s main contributions were:
Thousands of data rules govern data management in E&P companies and governments. Because these rules are rarely documented, data transfer and integration are a difficult process. The PPDM Association is gathering data rules that ensure expected quality. These will then be incorporated into business rules that guide data transformations and exchange transactions.
The long-term goal is to assemble data rules that are recognized as the best practices for data managers. These rules can then be incorporated into contracts for data delivery and specifications for data exchange. They could be used to ensure compliance in regulatory reporting.