Hello! We need to get data from an oil well in WITSML protocol. If the vendor is not NOV, how can we do it?
Do you mean you want to get data from WITSML to the PI System? WITSML is not our product, but if you can pull data from it, then AF SDK would be an option to send data to PI.
There is need of Generic WITSML Connector.
Take a look at this link from Sept 2016
WITSML is an XML-based interface definition, so the Interface or Connector for UFL might work. Especially with the current version you can call REST webservices directly: Request Rejected
Probably you need get data from Drilling process, this information come in WITSML format. The UFL interface could be an solution, but if you want a make a trends from drilling process on processbook is not possible (this happened to me long time ago, and I made a consult to OSI). Now. There is a new software called FactoryStudio from TatSoft, that read values from WITSML and you can made trends from Drilling process similar as are shown by Drilling softwares. FactoryStudio has a connector for get values from PI data Archive and AF as well.
The Apache company showed an example in an OSI User Conference, where they integrate the data from Drilling process to PI. Maybe you could find the video from OSI page about this presentation
I attach you a couple PDF files from FactoryStudio.
A lot of rig providers are streaming WITS0 as well as WITSML. It depends if you can live with a WITS0 stream then there are OPC wrappers for WITS0.
OSIsoft were working on a WITSML PI Connector (with me in some capacity at the time). I don't know what the state of it was in the end. Check with your OSIsoft account manager. Chances are it lacked enough customers coming forward to be released as a product, but the code base will still exist.
The other side of the problem is that WITSML has a big specification and includes depth indexed data, which you cannot do out of the box in PI. You need to maintain your own reference depth cache, or do a lot of work around storing values cohesively by time and under the hood bind depth queries by time. Been there, done that, got the grey hairs.
You could do depth indexing though in OSIsoft Qi.
Beside the PI Connector for NOV WITSML released in March last year, I believe we are working on a connector for a different WITSML version. Chris Coen, our product manager for Connectors (firstname.lastname@example.org) could probably give you more details.
Thanks Laurent! I will write to Chris Coen.
did you get a response? how did u solve the issue? Cecilia Fornari
Current version of PI Connector for WITSML only supports 2 vendors, NOV and PASON. Have a look at the link below. Not sure if that helps.
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