A word from the President & CEO 

2018 has got off to a very good start. It is only 8 weeks into the new year and already we have a lot to talk about. First and foremost, our new website has launched and with it our new logo and tag line. More about this exciting new development below. We continue to engage with industry decision-makers to increase support for the consortium and our mission, and we have recently participated in industry events in Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, London, Paris and Lisbon, with more to come.
I am excited to welcome on board two new colleagues who will be connecting with companies in North America and Europe, and we are very pleased to also welcome some significant new members to Energistics. Finally, I would like to mention some recent papers highlighting the contribution of our data transfer standards to data quality, reduced personnel on board, HSE, cost reductions and drilling KPIs.

Ross Philo
A new logo and a new tag line
Today we are launching a new look for Energistics, which includes the new logo and tag line displayed at the top of this newsletter. The arrows in the tagline symbolize data movement, while the intricate interlacing of colors and lines in the logo conveys the blending of data and disciplines across the whole upstream activity, made possible by our spectrum of data standards and their common technical architecture.
Adopt > Advance > Accelerate refers to the benefits to be gained by the industry through leveraging the full power of a standardized data ecosystem. Adoption of standards empowers companies to advance their goal of digital transformation, which in turn accelerates the pace of exploration, development and production of hydrocarbon assets.
Bahrain, March 5-8,
Ross Philo will attend.
Houston, March 6-8
Philip Neri will take part in a panel session and Jana Schey will be attending.
Fort Worth, March 6-8
Jay Hollingsworth and Jana Schey will be attending.
Houston, April 30 - May 3
Philip Neri will present a paper in the session 037 - Leveraging Big Data in System Design: Wed. May 2 2 PM - 4:30 PM room 604.
Adelaide, May 14 - 17
Ross Philo will be presenting a paper at the conference.
Houston, May 22 - 24
Energistics will be presenting a paper and will also be present in the exhibit hall on booth #300.
Houston, March 12-13
Registration is still open!
Early notification
A WITSML Fundamentals training course is tentatively scheduled for August 22-23 in London, UK. Look out for the registration in information on the website.

The recently-released NDR Data Quality Guidelines v1 are accessible on the DOWNLOAD STANDARDS page of our website, under the 3rd party materials tab.
Download statistics
We are going to share the statistics of the downloads from our website going forward.
For Q4 2017, some 162 companies or individuals requested 272 downloads totaling 1,563 items.
A new banner was premiered at the Singapore Oil & Gas Council event
Launching our new website
To accompany the new logo and tag line, we’re pleased to be launching a new website. The redesign is intended to engage visitors from all backgrounds—both technical and business—to help them explore and understand our standards and the value they bring, and to quickly answer their questions. For those already working with our standards, you’ll still find the detailed technical content you need, but we have endeavored to make it easier to navigate with a more structured organization. 
Take a tour of the new website: www.energistics.org
Article in World Oil          
The January issue features an excellent article authored by Thomas Halland, Kjell Inge Meisal (Statoil), Ted Abramsen (Kongsberg) and Pete Morrison (Baker Hughes) titled "New data transfer protocol improves drilling support and safety", documenting a test of ETP version 1.1 linking a North Sea rig with Statoil's onshore Realtime Drilling Data Center using Baker Hughes' BEACON servers and Kongsberg's SiteCom systems. The results are outstanding, with a lag time reduced to only 1 second (compared to 10-15 seconds with the prior SOAP protocol). The improved transfer rates are seen by Statoil as critical to the goal of having fewer personnel on board, which drives lower costs and improves HSE.
New Energistics team members
We are glad to welcome two outstanding industry experts who will be contributing their knowledge to establish new relationships with actors in the upstream industry.
  • Dennis O'Neill, Houston, has worked with service companies, supermajors and professional services firms, holding both technical and senior management positions in software development, data management and service delivery in the domains of seismic, drilling, well logging and reservoir description. 
  • Dave Wallis, UK, was involved in OFS Portal before its inception as he was part of the 12 man multi-company team tasked with the conceptualisation, design and creation of OFS Portal. Dave served on the OFS Portal board from its early days until April 2003. Dave was also heavily involved in the Oil & Gas eCommerce standards body – PIDX from 2000 to 2013 as a part of the Executive team and chair of a variety of committees including marketing and classification. 
PNEC - Energistics 1-day training event
Just ahead of the 2018 PNEC conference May 22-24, Energistics is organizing a one-day training course on May 21st, in partnership with PNEC, that will allow attendants to catch up on the latest developments around data transfer formats and protocols, as well as the metadata standards that are critical to data assurance.
The course will be announced very soon. For details and registrations, check the PNEC website.
Standards in the News

  • TIBCO and Nabors deliver smart drilling technology to the energy markets ... with built-in connectivity to WITSML .... [PR NewsWire Dec 14, 2017]
  • Big Data for Advanced Well Engineering Holds Strong Potential To Optimize Drilling Costs. "Data transmission is increasingly robust as a result of the wider adoption of the WITSML format as a data exchange standard." [JPT Feb 1, 2018]
  • In World Oil's Feb 15 issues, "New software puts real-time drilling monitoring in reach" mentions Proactive Real Time Systems (PRTS)
Featured event
Digital transformation is enabling O&G operators to improve business decision-making through applying analytics techniques on increasingly large datasets.
Applied Data Analytics Upstream 2018 brings Engineering and IT together to explore practical strategies and use cases for applying data analytics techniques to drive business value, including improved production flows, EURs and business efficiency, along with reducing costs and failure in the field.
Visit here and use discount code: ENER10 for your exclusive 10% discount upon registration.
Related Standards Organization news: IOGP Publishes GN24 on Vertical Data and Updated DHSS Standards
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has announced the release of Geomatics Guidance Note 24: Vertical Data in Oil and Gas Applications, as well as the updated version of the Guidelines for the conduct of offshore drilling hazard site surveys (DHSS).
Guidance Note 24 provides advice on best practices for using vertical references. Vertical references are heights or depths given relative to familiar well-known elevations like “mean sea level” or “kelly bushing”. The Energistics standards follow the IOGP guidance on this matter and their advice is incorporated into the Common Technical Architecture which underlies the new generations of WITSML, PRODML and RESQML.
Read the full press release here.
New members
Energistics would like to welcome these new members to the consortium:
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. www.microsoft.com
Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos
The mission of the CNH is to regulate in a trustworthy and effective manner the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon resources in Mexico to support investments and economic growth. www.gob.mx/cnh
China France Bohai Geoservices Co. (CFBGC)
China France Bohai Geoservices Co. Ltd. offers logging, oilfield production monitoring and other services. China France Bohai Geoservices offers these services in China.
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Energistics is a global, nonprofit, membership organization that serves as the facilitator, custodian and advocate for the development and adoption of open technical data exchange standards in the upstream oil and gas industry. It is uniquely designed to unite upstream industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative facilitation environment.

Energistics membership consists of integrated, independent and national oil companies, oilfield service companies, software vendors, system integrators, regulatory agencies and the global standards user community.

Questions? Comments? Contact Philip Neri at philip.neri@energistics.org
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