Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook 2018

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64 | August 2018 | HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: BIG DATA many people refer to as data silos," Smith-Palmer said. "Most of the time data is not all in one place. And, obviously, a lot of companies are hesitant to share data." Dung Nguyen, staff drilling and completions ana- lytics engineer for ConocoPhillips, said the company is working with service providers and fellow operators as part of the Operators Group for Data Quality to standardize some of the process and contract lan- guage used in the industry so that data can be more consistently processed. "For data on our hydraulic fracturing operations, we work with our service companies to standardize the datasets we require from them," she said. "So, whenever one company calls it 'slurry rate,' it's always going to be slurry rate. So that way, we always have a consistent way of pulling the same data per vendor. All vendor naming standards are then converted to ConocoPhillips naming standards so we can then compare across vendors." Nguyen said ConocoPhillips has met with other operators to address this challenge, with the goal to make data analytics processes easier for service providers. "It makes it a lot harder for our vendors to meet requirements if they have 20 different standards from different operators they have to meet," she said. "But if we are being consistent on certain requirements, it makes it easier for our vendors to meet those needs, and they're not having to rebuild a new process for every single operator." Dixit explained the benefits of building "archi- tectural coherence" for an analytics system and how it creates a seamless process for those involved in building wells. "Whether you brought data from your own data store, our data store, somebody else's data store or some back-filed system, our ability to consume that data and create an absolutely seamless method in putting that data together is important," he said. "So the person who was involved in exploration, the person who was involved in designing a well and executing a well have the same view of the same well at the same time." n

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