Paper Summary

The promise of easy access to multiple quality sources of oil and gas data, regardless of location, remains an elusive goal for interpreters, data managers and commercial data providers. Even with the advent of the Internet, e-commerce and technologies such as Web services, the industry as a whole still spends an inordinate amount of time mired in manual processes gathering, checking and moving data into environments where it can actually be used for its intended purpose: finding and procuring hydrocarbons.