The Management of Oil Industry Exploration & Production Data

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9 Operations 20 Bibliography
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6 Data Governance

The topic of "Data Governance" has become much more visible in recent years. Inevitably this has spread confusion about exactly what the term means. This chapter outlines one way to approach "Data Governance" that focuses on achieving practical goals and incrementally improving the situation, even in the challenging environment of a working oil company.

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New Material

Since the book was written we have identified a number of new items that help illuminate the material in Chapter 6:

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New Item 6.11
'Fear has Replaced Apathy as the Number One Enemy of Data' by Thomas Redman
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Writing good data standards is harder than one might think
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Its not new tools we need, its a change in approach
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Dave Blosser (Chevron) and Paul Haines (Noah) on Data Governance at Chevron GOM
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Without an idea of what should be there how can we see what isn't
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If you want to be correctly understood you have to be paranoid about words
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Brevity is important in its place, but sometimes you have to be comprehensive instead
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Failing to plan is planning to fail, failing to analyse is stupid even when you know you're wrong
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Changing our outlook would make delivering data management a whole lot easier
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Data Governance at Devon available from the Noah Consulting site
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'Data Governance: We Know We Want It, But What Is It?' presented at PNEC17 Houston 2013


In the book Chapter 6 contains references to the following related material:

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The Cabinet Office (2011) "Managing Successful Programmes Manual"
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PMi (2008) "The Standard for Program Management"
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ISACA (2012) "COBIT 5: A Business Framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT"
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Kenneth Nordstrøm et al (2011) "DONG E&P Data Ownership Model" Presented at EAGE Vienna
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Berkin, J. (2012) "Developing IM professionals in Schlumberger" presented at PNEC 16

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