Your Data…Streamlined. Faster. Easier. Trusted... And With Less Turbulence.

Recorded On: 04/11/2017

Everyone has heard of WITSML; nowadays it is practically ubiquitous for transferring well-bore and drilling-related data from an offshore well to onshore real-time monitoring centres. But did you know that WITSML has recently been revised to offer significant new capabilities? Most importantly, the latest version of WITSML is built on a common technical architecture that allows data from production-related information as well as earth-model information (handled by PRODML and RESQML respectively) to be consumed as part of an overall spectrum of data objects covering the entire development workflow – thus opening up a breadth of integrated information never before possible, and allowing activities such as real-time adaptation of drilling plans versus an earth model in order to optimize well placement in the reservoir. The standards also include data assurance objects to increase confidence in the underlying quality of the data, as well as audit trail capabilities to keep track of changes to key data.

But that’s not all. The latest coordinated release of the Energistics standards also includes an update to the Energistics Transfer Protocol (ETP), which has been proven to deliver data at least 10x faster from data source to destination. In the words of one major oil company, the data transfer is now so performant and streamlined that it is like being on the rig watching the operation in real time, to the extent that they can reduce the need for key staff to go offshore.

Join Ross Philo (CEO of Energistics) and Jay Hollingsworth (CTO) as they present an overview of these new capabilities and the impact they will have in delivering critical well-related information in a trusted format more quickly, and more comprehensively, than ever before. Learn how standards help save time and costs, open up the competitive landscape, and are the key to innovation and digital transformation. 

This webinar is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

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Ross Philo

President and CEO, Energistics

As President and CEO of Energistics, Ross Philo provides the industry experience and strategic leadership for the organization to achieve its key goals related to the development and adoption of data exchange standards for the oil and gas sector. His responsibilities include strategic planning, operations and financial management, communications and public relations, strategic alliances, building an inclusive global user community and facilitating a collaborative standards development environment. He is a member of the Energistics Board of Directors and a member of the Standards Leadership Council.

Ross has 35+ years of global experience in energy, high-tech and public service organizations. His executive leadership experience includes roles as CIO in very large and complex, multi-national organizations, plus additional roles as CEO and board member of smaller startup technology companies. During his career, he has led the development of a number of industry-changing technology innovations and has extensive cross-functional experience, including strategy, business development, manufacturing, engineering, operations, marketing and communications.

Following an extensive international career with Schlumberger, during which he held a wide range of management roles of increasing responsibility, he was appointed CIO at Halliburton Energy Services. The IT group he led was named as one of the Top 100 IT organizations by Computerworld, and was recognized by SAP as their only Core Competency Center within the energy sector. After Halliburton, he ran a small global communications company before joining Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for creating and delivering industry-focused solutions in the energy, mining and utility sectors. He was then hired by USPS as their first CIO where he successfully led a range of complex projects related to mail services, involving thousands of client organizations and billions of transactions. He returned to the energy industry after USPS, initially as CIO with Maersk Oil in Copenhagen, and then as EVP Information Technology with FTS International, a leading privately-held company focused on reservoir stimulation and related services.

He has broad multi-cultural experience, having lived and worked in some 30 countries, including various assignments across Europe, plus the US, Canada, North and West Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East. Ross attended Imperial College of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom where he graduated with a Bsc(Eng) with first class honors. He is currently based in Houston, Texas.

Jay Hollingsworth

Chief Technology Officer, Energistics

Jay Hollingsworth is currently Chief Technology Officer for Energistics. In this role, he is responsible for the technical adequacy of the standards stewarded by the organization, including WITSML, PRODML, and RESQML among others.

Jay has a BS plus post-graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. In addition, he attended graduate school in Computer Science at University of Texas in Dallas. As his career advanced as an Environmental and Process Engineer, he focused on technical computing – first as a consultant and then for 20 years at Mobil Oil. At Mobil he was responsible for the data model of their FINDER global master data store and the suite of engineering applications in global use. After leaving ExxonMobil, he spent time in Landmark’s data modeling group before settling at Schlumberger. He spent 10 years at Schlumberger where he was responsible for the data modeling group and was the Portfolio manager for the Seabed database technology. After Schlumberger, he was an Industry Principal at Oracle, focusing on oil & gas solutions.

Jay is active in numerous industry organizations, including APSG, ISO, SPE and SEG. He was a Technical Editor of the SPE Microcomputer Journal and is currently on the Board of the SPE Digital Energy Technical Section. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of PPDM and served as past president of APSG.


04/11/2017 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
04/11/2017 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit