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Data at the Desktop

Our client recognised a business need to efficiently access data at the desktop, integrating current and historic geotechnical data sources. The solution implemented integrated GeoQuest, DMS and other applications beneath a web-interface

 

Background

Often project data held within our client’s technical applications proved difficult to find at a later date. They recognised a business need to efficiently access data at the desktop, integrating current and historic geotechnical data sources and allowing an effective view of archived and on-line data.

The solution implemented integrated GeoQuest, DMS and other applications beneath a web-interface, enabling users to find and access corporate data from their desktop. The implementation involved:

  • A review of the geotechnical data requirements of the business
  • A review of data management practices and procedures
  • Integration of the databases and applications including
  • Identification of current and historic data storage locations
  • Collation and consolidation of a definitive source of data, stored in data repositories, appropriate to the data type
  • Installation and 'federation' of data across databases, ensuring different data types are linked and can be viewed via a single point of access
  • Definition of work-flows required to maintain the definitive source of data, to ensure that data integrity is maintained, secure and is always of known quality
  • Development of data transfer mechanisms between sources of data, to ease data flow

 

Outcome

  • Elimination of 'data islands'
  • An efficient and flexible data access process, allowing improved productivity in both existing projects and new project start-ups
  • Data accessible from the desktop, pulled from integrated data repositories via easy-to-use mechanisms
  • Quality controlled data, loaded and maintained to client standards
  • User community that understands the process and tools available to them
  • Increased value of the data asset by knowing what is available and where it is stored, helping the business respond to constantly shifting business demands and recognise business opportunities effectively
  • Reduced IT spend by maximising utilisation of existing software, techniques and previous investments in user training

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BP
BP

From advisory services and data management through to EIM, Venture has delivered a wide range of Information Management solutions to BP’s upstream business