The Management of Oil Industry Exploration & Production Data

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13 Document Management

The industry depends on input from a wide variety of unstructured sources, so being effective at document management is a crucial skill. Many implementations of document management systems in oil companies have failed. This chapter explores the underlying reasons for some of these failures.

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Since the book was written we have identified a number of new items that help illuminate the material in Chapter 13:

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New Item 13.4
'Intertwingled' is a high level overview of the discipline of 'Information Architecture'
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When defining tags the goal is to ensure everyone ends up equally unhappy
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The division between structured and unstructured data is fuzzy
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New Item 13.1
An alternate view of the key E&P aspects defined by a PPDM workgroup


In the book Chapter 13 contains references to the following related material:

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Book Ref 38
Hicks, J. (2009) "Users are increasing their demands for metadata: can the industry meet their expectations?" presented at PNEC13
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Rosenfeld, L. & Morville, P. (1998) "Information Architecture"
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Morville, P. (2005) "Ambient Findability"

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