The PDEF initiative is group of offshore oil and gas industry partners who have gathered to specify a data interchange format related to oil and gas subsea pipelines facilities. Our partners observed that all the engineering required for the design, construction and operation of a subsea pipeline requires a wide range of software.
To exchange data between companies or departments of the same company, people use PDF reports containing data that must be manually copied and re-typed into computer programs. As the industry is inevitably stepping towards digital transformation of their work processes, structuring of the data is a requirement faced by all our partners.
The PDEF collaborative initiative was proposed, with the objective to agree on an industry-wide common interchange format that encompass all the data that defines and is used to design, build, and operate subsea pipelines.
Organisation in sub-areas the requirements and expectations
Listing all variables in different objects
Structuring the PDEF model based on the 2020 PoC
Drafting a complete documentation helping getting started with the PDEF model
Releasing the PDEF model v1 : MVP
All actors on subsea pipeline technical matters can be interested in the PDEF model definition.
You can join the initiative by sending us an e-mail describing your field of activity and your motivation. We will introduce you the project and the work done before you join. Then, you will be participating to 5 workshops a year.
With the PDEF initiative, you can actively work on the definition of the data exchange model for the subsea pipeline projects. You will be working with your actual partners on the best way to exchange the data in your projects.