UK North Sea to use XML web-based well data exchange

Representatives from seven major operators and contractors working in the UK North Sea agreed last week to develop and implement standards using XML software for exchanging basic well data over the internet.The deal, which is targeting the use of XML on the UK Continental Shelf "within 3 months," was reached with the help of information technology standards body Petrotechnical Open Software Corp. (POSC), industry regulated information utility Common Data Access Ltd., and the UK Department of Trade and Industry.BP PLC, Royal Dutch/Shell Group's North Sea E&P arm Shell Expro, Exxon- Mobil Corp. subsidiary Esso, Conoco Inc., Schlumberger Ltd., Halliburton Co., and Paradigm Geophysical Lt...

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