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Oil, Gas and Chemicals Community Group

The Oil, Gas and Chemicals Community Group is intended to study and possibly demonstrate applications of Semantic Web technology to business issues in those industries. An example of the topics the Group could focus on is information describing the equipment used in major capital projects, with an eye to integration of that information with other major parts of the value chain such as production, maintenance and facilities engineering information systems. Another possibility is open publishing of catalog or metadata records according to published ontologies so that the published records can be queried, aggregated and analyzed in order to improve the efficiency and intelligence of searching for relevant resources.

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

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Semantic Days in Stavanger, Norway, May 28-30, 2013

The main theme at the Semantic Days 2013 Conference in Norway is: Business intelligence (BI) and Semantics – where the focus will be on how semantic technologies can provide the foundation for business intelligence and analytics applications.

The program for the previous 6 conferences can be found at the: PCA website

Our 3rd bi-weekly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, 5 July 2012

Please join me in welcoming Kendall Clark of Clark & Parsia , LLC for joining the Oil, Gas & Chemical Business Group.

For those who has joined the BG, our 3rd bi-weekly conference call is scheduled for 10:00 EDT (UTC/GMT -5 hours) on Thursday, 5 July 2012.

We’ll discuss the 2 use cases collaboration and report on the Oil & Gas Standards Leadership Council Forum meeting.


13 February F2F meeting report is now available…,_2012

In summary, we have about 20 participants attended the F2F meeting in Houston.  We have discussed a number of use cases for collaboration.  It is not too late to participate and contribute in the use case discussions and ideas by emailing our public mailing list

We would like to see you joining the Business Group before 15 April 2012.  Should you have any further questions about the group, please feel free to contact us.


Short Term Discussion Logistics

Although this site is now live, for the short term we are using the temporary email group for discussion of the Oil, Gas and Chemicals Business Group.  When the group actually forms and starts working we will switch to the resources on this site.

Note:  I have experienced some odd behavior on this site using IE 8 and have been more successful using FireFox 3.6.13.  It’s a new site and I don’t think all the bugs have been worked out yet.