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EPIM Reports User Forum - Drilling

Collaborating to create Standards for Drilling Data on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)

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The EPIM Reports User Forum (RUF) is the responsible body for maintaining and enabling enhancements to the common reports to authorities and licence partners on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The standard XML schemas and corresponding reference data resulting from collaborative projects are under continuous development by the stakeholders in the Oil & Gas industry.

The open standards' approach invites all stakeholders to propose improvements by submitting a ticket. You can follow the development of the drilling standard in the: Collaboration Room. Here you can find all version of the XML schemas and the proposed changes.

For more information see EPIM's website.

Daily Drilling Report (DDR)

All operator companies drilling wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf shall submit a daily report to the authorities. From February 1, 2008, the Daily Drilling Report (DDR) XML Schema is the required format for reporting to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA)

The released official versions of the Daily Drilling Report standard are

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1.1.0October 1. 2009
1.0.0February 17. 2008

See also Ptil's webpage on DDR and especially Ptil's user guide for DDR NB: Only MS Internet Explorer supported for the user guide.

DDR version 1.2 Test Documents

A new version of the DDR (version 1.2) is to be implemented in the beginning of second quarter of 2012. Information about the new version, including schemas and change log can be accessed from the document repository.

Going from version 1.1 to version 1.2, there will be two schemas

The new schema has an addition of some 60 elements where some of the elements are mandatory (e.g. HPHT). To be able to generate and send old reports, not containing newly added mandatory elements, this version comprises of two schemas.
Schema to be used when sending new reports. Some of the elements are mandatory, e.g. HPHT: