At NDR2014, there is going to be a more focused
approach to the breakout sessions. We will have only five breakouts
but we believe that these are of general interest. The sessions are
listed below. It would be helpful for the discussions in some of
these sessions if delegates could do a little preparatory work prior
to the conference. This is noted below where applicable.
Regional Groups to Enable Regulator Collaboration
In Europe, a few Regulators meet regularly to discuss
and resolve common challenges. This breakout session will try to
explore whether this can be replicated in other regions. Bring with
you what the major problems are in your region for discussion. Are there
any blockers to Regulators collaborating and what help would they
need to get open discussions going?
and Measuring Data Quality
This is a
follow up to the successful breakout held in NDR11. Since then, a few
people have been working through some of the challenges that were
identified. The actual content of this breakout session has not been
finalized but it is likely that the objectives will be deliberately
limited in order that some progress can be made and a sound basis
established for the work to continue.
work on the Data Quality rules for a specific area, trying to define
a generic Data Quality process. We will look at any barriers that may
exist to Regulators collaborating across regions. When we have
finalized the specific areas of discussion, we will circulate these
to allow you time to gather your specific validation and data quality
Reporting and Data Submission Standards
All Regulators do more or less the same business
processes; running licensing rounds, issuing permits, monitoring
activity and releasing data. To do this, they collect and store data
and set up NDRs. They all do it differently, collecting more or less
the same data and at NDR meetings report the same problems with the
data. There are some simple standards pervasive in the oil industry
that satisfy most of the data any Regulator needs but they are not
routinely used by Regulators. This breakout session will explore the
scope necessary for Regulators to collaborate and it will try to
identify a potential set of data. One suggestion is the well data
collected at well completion time -- the Well Completion Report.
Please bring along your specific requirements to this session.
Issues Managing Seismic Data
seismic data has been discussed at almost every NDR meeting. In the
breakout session on this topic at NDR11, it was suggested that a
document produced by the NDR Regulatory community (endorsed by
Energistics), setting out the recommended policies and best practices
for management of field data would carry substantial authority. BUT
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS? This is the work that we will take forward in
this session. Think about why you keep seismic data and what
standards you have for survey names, line names, labeling tapes, etc.
that People are Key to Success
People such as Data Managers, business staff, IT
staff, clerical and administration staff are the most important
components of a successful NDR, but this is not always recognized by
executive management. Staffing is often a problem. The main purpose
of this breakout session will be to share experiences and discuss
what Regulators can do to help each other.
Each of these topics will be introduced in a plenary
session by a subject matter expert and then everyone will break into
groups to discuss that topic in parallel sessions. This will allow
everyone to contribute and hopefully generate an active group for
each topic that allows work to continue after the conference.
The subject matter experts will then chair the
feedback in a plenary session along with the individual facilitators.
The purpose of this will be to provide feedback on the MAJOR issues
identified in the individual breakout sessions and identify any opportunities
for future work.