The objective of the D-WIS initiative is to establish recommended practices and standards that enable interoperability between all components, equipment and systems used in oil and gas well construction – regardless of the type or provider. The resulting ability to seamlessly connect and exchange data and information between all parties involved will reduce cost, increase efficiency and improve safety of well operations by effectively managing the collection, transfer, and processing of drilling and well data, thereby maximizing its effectiveness for use in automated detection, advisory and control applications.
D-WIS is anticipated to be a “standard of standards” enabling open and interoperable communication among key components and systems used in oil and gas well construction – including rig/surface systems, as well as downhole equipment (permanent and temporary). The goal is to leverage existing fit-for-purpose standards, communication protocols, recommended practices, and other industry work products (such as data models, physical connections, etc.), merging them together so as to enable true ‘plug and play’ capabilities in the drilling and wells space.
For more information on the D-WIS initiative, please refer to the 'Documents and Publications' section below.
Since May of 2020, The D-WIS Initiative has become part of The Open Group OSDU Forum (opengroup.org/osdu/forum-homepage), with the creation of "The OSDU D-WIS Program", which is actively working on interoperability standards under the OSDU umbrella. This group is open to any OSDU Forum member. (Note: OSDU is a TRADEMARK of The Open Group).
In addition to the OSDU D-WIS Program, anyone in the industry wishing to participate in industry efforts on interoperability can join the 'D-WIS Industry Engagement Group (IEG)', which meets quarterly. Membership is free of charge.
For more information on the OSDU D-WIS Program or the D-WIS Industry Engagement Group, please contact us using the form below.