APRIL 2009 Vol 1 Issue 1
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Merger & Acquisition Updates PetrisCLIENTS PetrisTRAINING Master Data Management & Petris’ solutions Get Ready for Wellbore Viewer 2.0 Petris AFE – 1st Customer Ship DataVera 8.0 is Here Upcoming Events PetrisGIVES PetrisPROFILE: Paul Gregory
In December 2008, Petris acquired Intervera Data Solutions and we now have a knowledgeable and experienced team of professionals in Calgary, Canada who can quickly meet the needs of our ever-growing E&P client base. Over the past three months, Petris’ data quality software, DataVera™, has been very well received by our current customers. This product gives Petris the unique ability to automate data quality and data cleanup tasks through a repeatable and reusable library of sophisticated industry-based rules. In addition, since the acquisition of ZEH in December 2008, all ZEH employees have now moved into the Petris offices in Dorking, UK. Petris is headquartered in Houston, USA, but has offices around the world, specifically: Calgary (Canada), Toulouse (France), London (U.K.), and Perth (Australia).
Merger & Acquisition Updates
In January, a group of Petris executives and Project Managers set off on a trip to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The highlight of their visit was a ceremony held by Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, honoring Petris and all of those involved in the successful deployment of the Data Services Project. In attendance from Saudi Aramco were members across a number of departments, including: Intellectual Assets, Exploration, Technology and Application Support. The ceremony included speeches made by representatives from both Petris and Saudi Aramco and culminated with an exchange of gifts. This event marked the end of a project spanning a few years that involved an incredible amount of teamwork and coordination between the two companies. Petris won the project after competing with several other vendors in the Request for Proposal process. (In photo left to right: Omar Akbar, Yassir Radhi, Abhijeet Narvekar)
The new Advanced Recall DBA course has been rewritten to be more of an exercise-based and hands-on experience. The course runs chronologically through the common tasks that a Recall DBA might need to address during the process of populating the Recall corporate database with well log data. These tasks include modifying the dictionaries to ensure all header attributes are being included and that mnemonic mappings and associated attributes are assigned correctly. The ‘Recall Doctor’ is also covered, which illustrates how to assign new data dictionary specifications to existing Recall databases. In addition, the course now covers new Recall functionality released in Recall 5.2. This includes the Recall security model (tabular and file level) and also a section on the new core data load module.
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or various user group meetings. This company techniques for oil and gas companies had tried numerous projects to identify gas industry rules to better manage their data. applications/datastores/databases. it can Upon relaying this successful implementation to other be a very long and arduous process if the departments and through continued use correct tools and repeatable methodologies of DataVera’s suite of repeatable solutions. data from multiple systems within their broad organization. reservoir. such as Landmark’s The beauty of Petris’ automated data quality solution is that OpenWorks.
© 2009. Well MDM is a cross-functional. not just one department or unit. Contrary to popular belief that it is just a database with G&G information or an enterprise-wide single source repository. production. For the first time. many of us have been exposed to an evolving approach to E&P enterprise data management. accurate. it already contains “all-in-cost-report” on a well by well basis Petris continues to develop innovative pre-packaged oil and in a mere 10-week period. please contact info@petris. Petris Technology. This process may sound simple to some. Whether at conferences. The DataVera + PWE combination extends the scope and together.
. Well MDM embraces the whole organization and all of its functions. The PWE Synchronization it already contains pre-packaged oil and gas industry rules. accounting. Once those issues were found and flagged. workshops. This was proven to us after this E&P has continued to build their data automated data a major North American E&P implemented quality strategy throughout the enterprise Petris’ DataVera™ solution to help create a quality solution is that and expand the benefits of sustaining data Well Cross Reference List and generate an quality into their other systems. Master Data Management (MDM) has been a focal point of discussion for people with various oil and gas backgrounds and different levels of experience. All Rights Reserved. etc. so that updates to the Master Registry can be use the library of business rules to profile the data and identify automatically published with any data stores connected via data quality issues and processes that prevented linking wells PWE. knowing that the linked cross a single Well Master List. created the initial cross reference list in a test mode and promoted validated matches using the Match module. Once For more information on our MDM solutions and this case the matches were identified. It links the past to those estimating the future with those planning the present. the client company was able to easily modify and synchronized. With the and link wells on five separate occasions integration of PetrisWINDS Enterprise – all of which were unsuccessful. Geoframe. and even HR.com. service provides the ability to keep these other repositories Therefore. So what exactly is this growing practice that everyone’s talking about? Simply stated. time dimensional approach to managing data across the entire well lifecycle. and up-to. this client company references in a Master Registry are correct. so they and DataVera. they were easily consolidated into study. The beauty of Petris’ are not in place.APRIL 2009 Vol 1 Issue 1
Master Data Management
How companies are leveraging Petris’ solutions to achieve and sustain Well MDM
In recent months. DataVera functionality of an MDM approach across the enterprise.was able to establish cross-referenced and accurate well cost date. in engineering. Inc. the MDM solution can be extended to other welcomed a different approach to solve their problem. A key benefit to achieving Well MDM is that it allows all users of an organization’s master data to access it as a trusted source of information. but in fact.
Announcing exciting functionality in OpCenter
Petris has made a number of enhancements to the Drilling and Wellwork Center. schematic notes. Exciting new functionality allows users to access data quality metrics through a standard web browser without needing to open the DataVera application. Petris Technology. This promotes sharing of data quality results across the enterprise and encourages cross-functional collaboration. Petris AFE can also be integrated with Accounting providing SOX level auditing on the AFE process and the ability to compare AFE field estimates to actual costs. survey plots. Wellbore Viewer 2.
Petris AFE – 1st Customer Ship
Petris AFE is currently available for 1st customer ship and will be available for general release the second week of April.
. New features include the ability to display deviated wellbores. RPM and mud weight. and improved administration of the repository of rules through an interface that guides users in creating rules and filters. 2009. cleaning and matching data. well log curves.
DataVera™ Version 8 is here!
Introducing the most advanced version of data quality tools
We are pleased to announce that Version 8 is now available for DataVera’s worldwide client base. and other downhole plots such as ROP (rate of penetration). Enhancements have been made to both the Wellbore Viewer and AFE tracking tools as part of an effort to maintain the functionality and usefulness of the software. Inc. This interactive tool features zoom buttons. All changes and revisions are tracked within the system giving users a complete audit trail of the AFE. and refresh/reload data.
© 2009. an enhanced DataVera HealthCheck report. Wellbore Viewer utilizes XML and LAS formats and therefore wellbore schematics can be exported and viewed in a standalone mode as well as the mode integrated with Operations Center. top/side views. The tool will display and create wellbore schematics using well data entered in the Drilling and Wellwork Center. which allows users to compare the same data quality checks across multiple data sources or result sets.0 is the latest visualization tool for the Operations Center Drilling and Wellwork module. Other enhancements include integration with Google Earth™ and Google Maps™. Stay tuned for brand new functionality around Master Data Management in Version 8. All Rights Reserved.15 – coming in Q3. The new Petris AFE allows for the complete management of the AFE workflow process. show/hide/reformat labels.APRIL 2009 Vol 1 Issue 1
Get Ready for Wellbore Viewer 2. One can now create an AFE in minutes and then electronically route the AFE to each team member based on the approval process. Contact your account executives for more information on the new module. we have added 400 additional E&P business rules for profiling. the new DataVera Site Manager allows users to obtain version upgrades over the internet and seamlessly switch between different environments. WOB (weight on bit). In addition. Since Version 7.
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A small gesture goes a long way
Each year. HoustonWorks enjoys a rich and inclusive culture deeply embedded within the Houston community. I worked at a fairground selling cheap souvenirs. This year. This quarter.27. 2009. we’d like to introduce Paul W. the Foundation Europ’Atlas will then donate 10% of the travel costs to charity. Petris Technology. Netherlands Trust. Tenure at Petris: I was the president. They work with troubled youths to help them get back into work with education and training. PetrisNEWS features an individual within the company.com if you have any comments or questions. This year’s charities have been chosen by the Houston. I joined Petris in December 2008 when Intervera was acquired by Petris. and ethnicities. Data Quality Solutions where I am responsible for the strategic development and marketing of data quality solutions for Petris. 2009 Beijing. China Houston bike ride. All Rights Reserved. Conferences and Events: The Houston offi ce will be supporting HoustonWorks USA by organizing a number of SEG Beijing 2009 Conference and Exposition charitable events. Born in Montreal. The foundation contributes to the economic development of countries by working on solutions to reduce poverty and enhance their infrastructure. the London offi ce will be participating in the Palace to Palace bike ride. Inspiration: My family. and the day I got my private pilots license. VP Data Quality Solutions
Name: Paul W. but grew up in Edmonton. TX website and your support is greatly appreciate. Gregory Hometown: Calgary. London and Find Petris at these Upcoming Toulouse offi ces. and a few bumps from the road of hard knocks! Childhood ambition: To fly helicopters in the Air Force or own a recording studio. ages. Gregory. Feel free to contact us at info@petris. in support of The Prince’s June 8 – 11. Indulgence: Sneaking out Saturday mornings to go flying with my friends. Petris supports a number of different charities around the world through PetrisGIVES. my friends and skiing or camping in the Rocky Mountains. © 2009. Donations can be made directly from our May 12 – 14. In my spare time I manage the day to day operations of the Canadian offi ce of Petris. My ﬁrst job was: When I was 15. The Toulouse offi ce has opted to work with the Foundation Europ’Atlas by booking all travel through this organization.
Every issue. From its inception. Education: I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Houston. Inc. Contributions can be sent to a Petris offi via check and will be ce donated to the charity of your choice. Some of the planned events include organizing a golf tournament. Information & Data Management Conference educational levels. You can also update your subscription data and preferences at any time. Canada. Page 4
. Amsterdam. AB What I do at Petris: I am Vice President. Biggest challenge: Creating and building a business from scratch. 45 EAGE and SPE EUROPEC mile bike ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle. the PNEC Petroleum Data Integration organization has endeavored to serve the Houston job seeker – across all backgrounds. AB. 2009. and co-founder of Intervera Data Solutions since 1999. managing partner. Proudest moment: Many moments: the birth of my two kids. The Prince’s Trust is a charity that believes in young people who often don’t believe in themselves. silent auctions and more. a April 24 . The Foundation Europ’Atlas is an independent foundation whose focus is raising awareness of the under-developed. French speaking countries - especially in Africa. my wedding day.