Abstract

Oilfield data fall in several categories. If one were to study the field behaviour from seismic data acquisition stage through simulation in light of the other, one would be confronted with the highly daunting task of studying some data in the light of other, another chunk in conjunction with yet another and so on. Leave aside the actual data, the database structure itself can run in hundreds of tables and yet remain incomplete. So, the complexities involved are all too obvious. Every time database designs are looked upon from managerial points of view, and as they pass through different managers, a need to restructure them is felt. Different managers have different ways of looking at the data and different corners on which to lay stress upon. Understandably, in a multidisciplinary environment, if one were satisfied with the outputs, other would only be partly satisfied while there may be someone not at all subscribing to the ideas. This is where a strong need to create junction to cross roads is felt. But the questions are i) Is it possible? and ii) Is there a solution which respects all the disparities and brews them into a meaningful concoction? This paper attempts at suggesting some solutions.

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