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Putting Data at the Center: All Subsurface and Wells Data Stored in a Single Data Platform

The Open Group OSDU™ Forum is developing a standard data platform for the oil and gas industry, which will reduce silos and put data at the center of the subsurface community.
The OSDU Data Platform will:

• Enable secure, reliable, global, and performant access to all subsurface and wells data
• Reduce current data silos to enable transformational workflows
• Accelerate the deployment of emerging digital solutions for better decision-making
• Create an open, standards-based ecosystem that drives innovation

This will revolutionize the industry’s ability to deliver new capabilities and reduce implementation and lifecycle costs across the subsurface community.

If your organization is not yet a Member of the OSDU Forum and would like to get involved go here.

For further information, please download the latest OSDU brochure. To find out about the latest developments in the OSDU Forum, download “In the Pipeline” Newsletter.


OSDU Release 2 Published for OSDU Forum Members

Release 2 is available for adoption. What's new in this release?
This version of the OSDU Data Platform has been updated with the OpenDES core services contributed by Schlumberger in preparation for the full integration of OpenDES in Release 3 later this year. Release 2 supports seismic data in SEG-Y and OpenVDS formats for which we recognize contributions by Bluware, INT, and SubsurfaceIO. The OSDU Forum would also to acknowledge and thank EPAM for the ingestion and test scripts that they contributed to Release 2.

Who is this release for?
Release 2 is a Developer Ready release. Now that the data platform is on a stable, common codebase, it is ready for application developers to:

  • Refactor existing applications to integrate with and use the data platform
  • Develop new applications to take advantage of the broad range of functionality and capabilities now available

To get access to OSDU Release 2, please contact your preferred cloud provider to get Release 2 installed.

If your organization is not yet a Member of the OSDU Forum and would like to get involved, email memberservices@opengroup.org


Introducing The Open Group OSDU™ Forum featuring Johan Krebbers from Shell


The OSDU™ Forum: A Game Changer for the Energy (Subsurface) Industry

The Open Group Journey with Open Standards Continues



Media Coverage

i2K Connect® Joins the OSDU™ Forum

Bluware Releases OpenVDS Version 1.0 to the OSDU™ Forum

Energistics Contributes Key Data Ingestion Components and Standards to the OSDU™ Platform

SparkCognition Joins The Open Group OSDU™ Forum


Upcoming Events

Speakers from the OSDU Forum will be participating at a number of industry events over the next few months.

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Stephen Whitley, VP Open Data Ecosystems at Schlumberger, presents 'Data Challenges in a Digital World - A Perspective from Upstream Oil & Gas’ at The Open Group San Antonio on January 27, 2020

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Being a member of The Open Group gives organizations early access to the latest information and developments regarding open standards and best practices, and enables them to participate in our highly influential Forums and Work Groups. We provide a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment where member representatives can:

• Network with a world-class community of peers, experts and industry leaders
• Have early access to information on industry developments
• Gain insight for future decisions from both major customers and suppliers of IT
• Influence outcomes that benefit their organizations
• Grow professionally and enhance their credibility in the industry
• Receive education in best practices

For a current list of members of the OSDU Forum, please go here.

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