Drilling Collaboration Room

This collaboration room is the common site for parties involved in the development of the DDR XML schema and corresponding reference data. Its purpose is to handle proposals for improvements from stakeholders and users of DDR through the open ticket system to EPIM Reports User Forum.


  • Keep a record of the versions of the XML schemas and the corresponding reference data
  • Make available all published versions of the standard, with differences between the versions (change logs)
  • Track and document all proposals for improvement to the latest version of the XML schemas
  • Enable EPIM Reports User Forum to prioritize and initiate relevant projects


Photo: Tom Haga

EPIM Reporting Forum

The EPIM Reporting Forum (ReF) - drilling is responsible for maintaining and enabling further enhancements to the common report standards.

Drilling report standards

This is the complete list of all released and development versions of the Daily Drilling Report.

VersionValid from
1.2.0April 1. 2012 Postponed (Due to relocation of resources to the ongoing ReportingHub-project)
1.1.0October 1. 2009
1.0.0February 17. 2008


A collaborative project is established to execute and implement proposed Change Requests, subject to industry relevance and funding.

List of projects:

The ticket system

Before you create a ticket read this.

The ticket system is one of two means for submitting your proposals to the EPIM ReF. The collaboration room is open for participation by all relevant stakeholders such as authorities, oil companies, service companies, solution providers, universities, research institutions and standardization organizations. You can also send an email to epim.drilling@…. Sending emails to this address will automatically result in the creation of a ticket in the ticket system.

Guidelines for EPIM ReF administrators are found here: Ticket Administration.

File repository

The file repository is available through

Files are kept in the file storage revision system called Subversion (svn). Svn has the capability to compare and find differences between different versions of a file. The changes are presented to the user in an easy to understand way. A revision history of all changes allows for arbitrary rollback in file versions and easy change control. Read more about svn and structure of the file storage.

The repository also contains other arbitrary files used in meetings, e.g. minutes, presentations.

History and Background

The XML schema and corresponding reference data (semantics) were first developed in 2005 - 2007 with financing from OLF and the IIP project. The initial objective was to make the daily drilling reporting more efficient and consistent. This was done by developing a standard XML schema for the exchange of daily drilling reports. Elements in the XML schema are linked to concepts in the POSC Caesar Reference Data Library (RDL). The information scope of the first version covers the requirements from the authorities Petroleum Safety Authorities and Norwegian Petroleum Directorate