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Digital Energy Journal | Sep-Oct 2021



Sep-Oct 2021

September 2021


Energistics becomes a subsidiary of The Open Group


Geothermal Energy – Understanding the Business Case. While geothermal energy seems unlikely to bring a big change to the global energy system, it also offers too much potential to be ignored. Our July 9 webinar explored the business case for geothermal energy developments.

Speakers included John Leggate, independent consultant on energy transition and member of the board of directors of renewable energy companies; Zammy Sarmiento, geothermal consultant based in Manila; Karl Farrow, CEO of CeraPhi Energy Ltd and former COO of Petrofac; and Greg Coleman, CEO of Future Energy Partners, former VP HSSE at BP.

Explain OSDU – There is a growing buzz in the industry about the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) project. We heard more about what it is, how to work with a commercial vendor, and how Energistics standards are used there, at an SPDM forum

Data formats in OSDU – It can be confusing that while OSDU is a standard data platform, it is not a standard data format, but uses standard data formats that already exist. Jay Hollingsworth of Energistics explained more

How data management roles are evolving – The British industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen to conduct a survey and report on the evolving role of data professionals and the state of digitization in industry. He was asked to develop a digitalization skills development roadmap

INFINITE TIME – open access to public underground data

DISKOS from Norway – build version 2.0 on OSDU


The open group Open Footprint Forum, a project to develop a standard digital environment for industrial emissions and other environmental data, enjoys strong support from major oil companies and is developing its first product. Here are the latest developments, presented at an online event in June

Ready to move software to the cloud? Managed IT services provider, oil and gas specialist ISN Solutions shares tips on how to relocate.

Development of citizen software in oil and gas – Citizen development, the idea that experts in the field such as petroleum engineers get involved in software development – is gaining ground. We discussed what might be possible with digital hydrocarbon processing technology company Validere

How asset management technology is evolving – including sensors for condition monitoring, data management and analysis tools, software for overall asset management and end-of-life assessment. ABB explained its latest developments

Facilitate the closing of a BOP – It is very difficult to decide when to close a blowout prevention device (BOP) while drilling, and there is a risk that the cylinders will close around a tool seal in the drill string and fail to close correct. Aramco is developing technologies to improve this.

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