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History of ISO 15926 and The Major Players

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Author:

  • Gord Rachar

Contents

  1. Abstract
  2. Petrochemical Open Software Corporation (POSC)
  3. POSC Caesar Association

Abstract

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Petrochemical Open Software Corporation (POSC)

POSC started life as a consortium of 100 companies engaged in the production, refinement, and distribution of petrochemical products and of companies that supply hardware for those operations. POSC worked to share information among its members and to promote useful software modeling, data, and application integration standards.

At the 2006 Standards Summit & Reception in Houston on November 8, 2006, POSC Rebranded itself as Energistics

From its new website http://www.energistics.org/:

Energistics' rebranding supports the new leadership goal of executing a market-focused business strategy. The mission of Energistics is to deliver to the upstream oil and gas industry the means to produce, deploy and maintain common information and data standards.

So it looks like only the name has changed.

POSC Caesar Association

http://www.posccaesar.org

  • Caesar Offshore Project
  • PetroChemical Open Software Corporation

The Caesar Offshore Program started in 1993 as an industry driven research and development project under the name of Caesar Offshore Program. It was sponsored by The Norwegian Research Council, Aker, DNV, Kværner, Norsk Hydro, Saga Petroleum and Statoil. The purpose of the project was to benefit the oil and gas industry by developing a product model for life cycle information. The focus was on standardising the technical data definitions for facilities and equipment associated with onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities. In the period 1994-96 Caesar Offshore Program was defined as a project of Petrotechnical Open Software Corporation (POSC), Houston, and changed its name to the POSC Caesar Project.

The technical work of POSC Caesar was more and more related to the ISO STEP standard and influenced by similar work in European standardisation organisation such as PISTEP in UK and USPI in the Netherlands through the virtual organisation EPISTLE.

POSC Caesar Association was founded in 1997, as a global, non-profit, member organisation that shall promote the development of openly available specifications to be used as standards for enabling the integration and interoperability of data, software and related matters for e-engineering and e-commerce.

POSC Caesar has a special responsibility for the maintenance and enhancement of ISO 15926 “Integration of life-cycle data for process plants including oil and gas production facilities". However, the organisation shall be flexible and at all times align its activities with the needs of its membership.

POSC Caesar works now as a global standardisation organisation in close collaboration with other standardisation organisations in Europe, USA and Japan.


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