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Emerson Contributes to The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum

Emerson Contributes to The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum
19 Jun 2020  |
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Emerson announced today that it will contribute reservoir domain software and expertise to the development of The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum.

Emerson’s contribution will improve the efficiency of reservoir modellers and reservoir engineers, and enable multi-disciplinary integrated reservoir workflows, including geomodelling and flow simulation, on top of the OSDU platform.

The Open Group is a global consortium of more than 750 technology and industry organisations that seeks to achieve business objectives by developing open, vendor-neutral technology standards and certifications. For the oil and gas industry, The Open Group OSDU Forum provides a standard data platform to break down silos and offer the community secure and reliable global access to all subsurface and well data.

“Emerson has long been a recognised leader in the oil and gas industry, with extensive knowledge and experience in the reservoir domain,” said Phillip Jong, OSDU Forum chair and manager of Data Foundation Design at Shell Global Solutions. “That expertise fosters our innovation efforts to help the industry operate in a truly open working environment and enhances our ability to deploy emerging digital solutions for faster and more effective decision-making.”

Emerson’s subject matter experts will work on the OSDU Forum Reservoir Domain project alongside Energistics™ and other members of The Open Group OSDU Forum to define and develop reservoir domain data management services that leverage industry standards such as RESQML, an industry-wide standard that facilitates reliable, automated exchange of data among software packages used in subsurface workflows. Under the OSDU Forum, Emerson and its reservoir data services partners will contribute RESQML expertise and software that supports multi-disciplinary workflows on top of the OSDU platform.

Emerson Contributes to The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum
Emerson collaborates with the Open Subsurface Data Universe Forum to accelerate digital innovation across reservoir workflows.

The company will also connect its entire software portfolio to the OSDU Data Platform. This gives oil and gas operators the ability to move data quickly and seamlessly to and from the OSDU Data Platform while enabling transformational workflows. Emerson’s Geolog™ formation evaluation software suite is already connected to this platform, with additional solutions to be added in the future.

“We are strong believers in sharing resources, knowledge and experience to expand understanding of the subsurface and support efficient and accurate E&P decisions,” said Somesh Singh, chief product officer for exploration and production software at Emerson. “By joining and contributing to the OSDU Forum’s initiative, we are taking another step toward a digitally streamlined working environment well positioned for the future of our industry.”

Emerson’s E&P software business is the world’s largest independent provider of subsurface software and services. Click here for more information about Emerson’s contribution to The Open Group. For more Emerson E&P software, visit

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