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SemTask - Semantic Task Support in Integrated Operations

SemTask - Semantic Task Support in Integrated Operations

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StatoilHydro and other oil companies are introducing Integrated Operations (IO) in the management of their oil and gas assets. According to OLF, IO has an estimated value potential of 300 billion NOK on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. IO includes increased use of real-time data, more collaboration in multidisciplinary teams, and increased automation. With the increased use of real-time data, operators may experience information overload.
This thesis focuses on the ``Daily Production Optimization'' (DPO) work process at StatoilHydro. A structured workflow application, called SemTask, is presented. Its main purpose is to help operators overcome the information overload problem by suggesting which data sources to use in different situations. It supports operators in executing the DPO work process, ensuring that the right tasks are done at the right time.
SemTask uses ontologies in OWL to describe workflows, data sources, and workflow execution states. The workflow ontology is based on the OMG-standard Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). The ontologies form an extendable, flexible model. We propose using rules in Jena, a Semantic Web framework, to implement a workflow execution engine. A prototype that shows that this leads to an elegant solution was created.
The SemTask model, and how it deals with the DPO scenario as well as possible further extensions, is discussed.
SemTask offers an extendable solution for data source suggestions and active help to operators during execution of workflows in Integrated Operations.
StatoilHydro and other oil companies are introducing Integrated Operations (IO) in the management of their oil and gas assets. According to OLF, IO has an estimated value potential of 300 billion NOK on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. IO includes increased use of real-time data, more collaboration in multidisciplinary teams, and increased automation. With the increased use of real-time data, operators may experience information overload.
This thesis focuses on the ``Daily Production Optimization'' (DPO) work process at StatoilHydro. A structured workflow application, called SemTask, is presented. Its main purpose is to help operators overcome the information overload problem by suggesting which data sources to use in different situations. It supports operators in executing the DPO work process, ensuring that the right tasks are done at the right time.
SemTask uses ontologies in OWL to describe workflows, data sources, and workflow execution states. The workflow ontology is based on the OMG-standard Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). The ontologies form an extendable, flexible model. We propose using rules in Jena, a Semantic Web framework, to implement a workflow execution engine. A prototype that shows that this leads to an elegant solution was created.
The SemTask model, and how it deals with the DPO scenario as well as possible further extensions, is discussed.
SemTask offers an extendable solution for data source suggestions and active help to operators during execution of workflows in Integrated Operations.

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We are getting into semantics
again. If we use words, there is a
very grave danger they will be
misinterpreted.

H. R. Haldeman

The previous chapter gave an introduction to SemTask by going through a
scenario. This chapter will present how data sources and workflow diagrams
may be represented to be able to fulfill the requirements of the scenario. An
introduction to ontologies will be presented along with the main alternatives.
The conclusion is that using ontologies to represent data and workflow lead
to several advantages. These advantages will be outlined and explained.
Why ontologies seems to be the best option as a representation foundation
for the SemTask application will also be discussed.

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