IDS Announces the Appointment of Faazmiar Technology Sdn Bhd as Authorised Representatives in Malaysia
IDS is proud to announce the appointment of Faazmiar Technology Sdn Bhd (Faazmiar) as its exclusive representative for the Malaysian market for its range of reporting and analytic products and services.
IDS Director, Douwe Franssens, firmly believes that this is a good time for IDS to expand its range of services in the Malaysian market; “There are many opportunities today in the Malaysian market, especially for operational reporting capabilities and associated analytics as operators and service providers strive to enhance performance and optimise operations".
Faazmiar’s Managing Director, Hamid Ahmad commented “It is encouraging that IDS, together with its collaborative partners, is in the position to offer vendor-neutral technologies in the Malaysian market. This technology will assist with the management of petroleum resources in Malaysia as it is envisaged that operators need to move away from legacy reporting systems to WITSML standard web based systems which allow for instant decisions to be made based on key performance data presented in user-friendly dashboards.”
IDS Announces the Appointment of PT Geoservices as Authorised Representatives in Indonesia
IDS is proud to announce the appointment of PT Geoservices as its exclusive representative for the Indonesian market for its range of reporting and analytic products and services.
IDS Director, Douwe Franssens, firmly believes that this is a good time for IDS to explore and develop the Indonesian market; “As resources become more scarce, the need for performance related operational reporting capabilities and associated analytics will enable operators, service companies and rig contractors to compete in the local and international markets where continuous performance is essential”.
PT Geoservices Director, Peter Pramana, mentioned IDS, with its Anova Analytics, is the best application for our Indonesia clients so they can analyse their data and make better decisions for their next drilling program. Also with this downturn, drilling performance and efficiency are of primary importance, more and more, operators are turning to the IDS solution to help them achieve these objectives.
IDS and Kongsberg Digital Sign Cooperation Agreement
9th March 2017
IDS are proud to announce that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Kongsberg Digital (KDI). This new partnership will bring together the KDI and IDS drilling and well construction solutions that are currently being offered to existing and new clients, with combined measured, processed, manual and metadata delivered in a cohesive and valuable manner.
IDS Director, Douwe Franssens, believes the cooperation agreement will allow a further expansion and integration of real-time and reporting data: “Traditionally these data sets have been in silos and operated in isolation, but there are many use cases where the convergence of traditional reporting data and right-time analytics from IDS coupled with Kongsberg’s SiteCom solution delivers a greatly enhanced level of decision support during planning, operation and after-action reviews.”
KDI’s VP of Drilling & Wells, Atle Høgberg, says “This recent extension of IDS´ reporting and analytics capabilities to the SiteCom ecosystem of partners on the Kongsberg digital platform will provide significant improvements for all clients in search of a better understanding of operational efficiencies and performance improvement opportunities, both at macro-scale and while drilling. As we continue adding more partners and capabilities to our platform, our growing client base will see increasing opportunities to derive value from being able to capture, utilize and act on data-driven workflows across the traditional tasks happening today.”
The CDA Challenge: Unstructured Data Mining
16th February 2017
Many organisations struggle with extracting the information stored within unstructured datasets like Word, PDF, Log files and images. IDS took up the challenge set out by CDA to find value in unstructured data collected from 11,000 wells over the last 50 years. This data consisted of documents in a multitude of formats; from scanned typewritten documents, TIFF images and non-digitised logs.
From the outset, the IDS project team agreed that all of these document types should be searchable and utilise a web-based interface. The solution was built on top of the incredibly powerful Elastic Stack, meaning the data was searchable once ingested into the search engine, Elasticsearch.
IDS presented the outcome of the project at a conference hosted by CDA. The end product is delivered in a portal whereby a user can enter an industry known term with the results being returned in a graphical interface. For example – a search for “stuck pipe” would search all documents for this keyword then display the related wells via a split screen with a map beside the related well header data.
Due to the success of the CDA challenge, IDS have incorporated the technologies and learnings in the improved Lessons Learned solution which now allows all lessons entered at any regional location to be searchable at a global level.
29th March 2016
Following the successful introduction of the IDS upstream reporting and analysis services to the Colorado School of Mines in 2015, IDS technical consultant Akshay Makhare, leads the inaugural IDS's 'DrillNet' reporting services and 'Anova Analytics' training course for final year students at MIT (Maharashtra Institute of Technology), faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Pune., India.
IDS strongly believes in the next generation of drilling engineers and this is reflected in our strategy of long-term investment in their future by making available world-leading data capture, management and analysis software right at the interface between academia and the Upstream. With large numbers of experienced personnel leaving the industry (and taking their knowledge with them) and at a time when there is a mandate to replace oil imports with nationally exploited reserves, IDS's upstream data-driven analytics will be the principal knowledge resource for these students as they enter the workforce. By providing and supporting our products at no charge to leading academic institutions, IDS confirms its commitment to nurturing the necessary knowledge management culture at the grass roots level.
5th October 2015
IDS is proud to announce the appointment of SK Oilfield Equipment Co Pvt Ltd as its exclusive representatives for the Indian market for all of its products and services.
IDS Director, Douwe Franssens, firmly believes that this is a good time for IDS to explore and develop the Indian market; "There are many opportunities today in India's growing market, especially for operational reporting capabilities and associated analytics as Indian Operators, Service Companies and Rig Contractors are looking to international markets where continuous performance is essential".
SK Oilfield's Managing Director, Manav Kanwar commented "It is encouraging to see that drilling activity in India has not dropped in 2015; in fact, ONGC is about to award long-term contracts for 15 offshore drilling units. A lot of work needs to be done in India to move away from legacy reporting systems to WITSML standard web based systems which allow for instant decisions to be made based on user-friendly dashboards."
28th September 2015
IDS is proud to announce that GeoMark Ltd has been appointed its exclusive agent for the Egyptian market representing all products and services developed by IDS.
IDS Director, Douwe Franssens, believes this a good time for IDS to explore and develop the Egyptian market; "There are many opportunities in today's market especially for operational reporting capabilities and associated analytics as Egyptian Operators, Service Companies and Rig Contractors are looking to international markets where continuous performance is essential."
GeoMark's Business Development Manager Ahmed Shereba, is confident that the Oil & Gas market in Egypt will benefit from IDS' "Knowledge Management" solutions and believes users will switch to IDS' "web operational reporting solutions" and find it an essential part of their operations.
28th September 2015
IDS is proud to announce the release of their enhanced User Interface (UI) for the DataNet2 framework, celebrating 20 years of cutting edge operational reporting in which 3 technologies have been used. The release of DataNet2.5 UI sits solidly upon D2 core yet uses the latest HTML standards. The release will power all our traditional capabilities on any device, computer, tablet or phone without the need to install any applications or Apps. It makes accessing and entering data as well as generating and viewing reports from any of the IDS solutions easier than ever before.
IDS CTO, Reuben Wee; In 2007, when we built D2, the presentation layer was using HTML. In our attempt to build a rich user interface, we found that adopting Flex/Flash was the quickest way to achieve a rich user experience in presenting the data entry forms.
D2.5 marks the return of IDS to the HTML standard as our first choice for delivering solutions to our clients. We decided to move back to HTML for to the following reasons:
• Compatibility - With D2.5, we can now enjoy the benefit of building solutions for mobile devices and traditional browsers without the need for Apps. This is truly a zero-installation solution.
• Speed - D2.5 HTML is performing faster than the Flex/Flash solution
• The end of the Adobe Flash Player - It's widespread use meant that it was also a rich target for security threats. One of the key motivations to start work on the design for the HTML rendering engine.
• Lightweight - D2.5 runs natively on the browser. It does not require any plug-in to be installed in order to run
• Rich Experience - HTML in 2015 is not the same as HTML in 2007. This allows for a more robust and reproducible experience across different browsers.
5th June 2013
IDS, a global provider of customised software solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry, has successfully delivered the next generation of reporting capabilities to Noble Corporation's entire global fleet. With a ‘Go-Live’ date of March 1, 2013, IDS successfully delivered to Noble Corporation a rig-centric service called TourNet Pro. This web-based application was specifically designed to meet the operational reporting needs of the global drilling contractor.
Noble Corporation sought out to find an innovative and efficient alternative to their reporting system in order to streamline operations and gain valuable commercial intelligence. Until now, the mandatory IADC report and the required operational reports had been handled in separate processes, meaning the data was not easily used for monitoring KPIs and other crucial deliverables. Noble chose IDS, through an extensive definition and selection process where TourNet Pro came out the front- runner as a web-based system that would centralise the data and allow it to be easily mined for operational knowledge.
IDS developed TourNet Pro to provide Noble with a rig-tailored application that allows captured data to be used continuously while ensuring that data only needs to be entered once. This continuity enhances operations and IADC reporting as well as ensures that the drilling contractor can obtain up-to-date and, where required, up- to-the-minute information pertaining to their fleet. The results can be presented at the touch of a button via on-demand dashboards, as well as exported to any traditional business document format.
5th March 2013
Building on the innovative portfolio of operational reporting services, IDS would like to introduce the latest addition to the DataNet2 suite. TourNet Pro is the advanced reporting and analytics system providing the unique ability for the drilling contractor to track and analyse their operational performance.
6th March 2012
In order to continue to offer the very highest standards of software innovation and user support, IDS today announces its move to new facilities. The Great Eastern tower at the Travilion, Kuching City, Malaysia, is now the new state-of-the-art home for IDS, the largest provider of web-based reporting and analysis services to the upstream oil and gas industry.
6th March 2012
IDS is showcasing its TourNet2 application at the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition. The application is available as a web-based tool which will allow Rig Contractors, for the first time, to learn from their data, rather than merely recording it.
6th March 2012
Leading provider of web-based drilling reporting and analysis tools, IDS, is introducing the latest version of its analysis package at the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition. VisNet2.0 quickly and efficiently provides comprehensive drilling data in dynamic dashboards that can be quickly customised to suit the specific needs of the operator.
16th November 2011
Malaysia - A crucial collaboration is announced today between the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Independent Data Services (IDS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by these four influential organisations, establishing the Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Software Testing Hub (MSTH).