Statoil, IBM agree integrated ops data framework

IBM has secured a five-year agreement with Statoil to pilot IBM’s Integrated Information Framework (IIF).

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KOLBOTN, Norway -- IBM has secured a five-year agreement with Statoil to pilot IBM’s Integrated Information Framework (IIF).

This is the result of an industry research project to develop “smart” solutions for Integrated Operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. The industry framework has been developed at IBM’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Stavanger, in collaboration with Statoil and other companies.

IBM describes IIF as acting “as the glue and the enabler of seamless information flow and capture between and across data sources and repositories, technical and business applications, and end user interfaces. The framework is leveraging industry standards in close cooperation with standardization bodies, industry vendors, developers and end users. The unique business value of the IIF framework is created by the Reference Semantic Model (RSM).”

IIF should lead to development of a new generation of decision support tools in the industry, IBM adds, opening applications to improve monitoring and optimization of production, operations, and maintenance.

The contract includes roll-out and implementation of IIF, estimated to take around three years, in addition to a five-year AMS services deal for the implemented solution.

06/01/2010

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