WITSML emerging as international industry standard

WITS committee charter: "To define the format and information content of the data stream transmitted from a wellsite to a central site by telecommunications facilities or hard media"Wellsite Information Transfer Standard Markup Language (WITSML) is an emerging international data exchange standard. It brings the industry one step closer to enabling the shared earth model (SEM), that has been under development at oil and gas companies worldwide (OGJ, Nov. 30, 1998, pp. 58-62). With increasing focus on collaborative asset teamwork, particularly with real-time data, companies are trying to optimize decision-making, improve drilling success, and reduce drilling costs. This requires the develop...

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