SOURCE: Petrolink


February 04, 2015 16:22 ET

Energistics Awards WITSML V1.4.1.1 Certification to Petrolink

Petrolink Helps Operators Better Use and Understand Data Gathered During Drilling Activities

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - Petrolink, the independent real-time and report data solutions company, announced today that they have been awarded certification for WITSML V1.4.1.1 by Energistics, the upstream oil and gas open standards consortium. WITSML V1.4.1.1 is the most recent release of the drilling data exchange standard; Petrolink is one of four organizations who are certified worldwide.

Wellsite information transfer standard markup language (WITSML) is an open standard for transmitting technical drilling data between disparate systems and companies in the upstream petroleum industry. WITSML strengthens companies' drilling data management by allowing freedom of choice in the tools, technologies and software for use during the drilling process. By collecting and storing drilling data in WITSML, operators avoid being 'locked in' to one vendor's real-time system, process or analysis tools.

With WITSML V1.4.1.1, Energistics has a new behavior-based, automated software Testing Tool and Certification program that replaces all previous certification programs and eliminates the variable nature of former programs by bringing consistency and objectivity to the testing process.

"We are very pleased to have been awarded certification," said David Johnson (DJ), Vice President, Research and Innovation at Petrolink. "With this certification, Petrolink is able to help operators understand the true potential of their data. Certified WITSML enables operators to understand a well in the larger context of their corporate operations by allowing them to better use and understand information collected during drilling activities. Being certified is the only way to guarantee that this will work and Petrolink is proud to be a leader in this process."

Petrolink provides wellsite report management, real-time data solutions, engineering analytics and drilling optimization services to its upstream oil and gas clients worldwide. Petrolink offers unmatched security and an independent neutral link across disciplines, data sources and activities to enhance drilling operations' efficiency and safety. For more information visit:

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