i2k Connect® Joins The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ Forum

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Membership brings artificial intelligence expertise to subsurface community, working to drive standards and create ability to leverage unstructured data to gain insights from subsurface data

"i2k Connect Artificial Intelligence Platform will add content enrichment services to OSDU"

i2k Connect Inc., a global leader in artificial intelligence software, is pleased to announce that it has officially joined The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum. The Open Group is leading the development of open, vendor-neutral technology standards and certifications. The OSDU Forum focuses on developing a standard data platform for the energy industry bringing together subsurface exploration, development, and well data.

"We welcome i2k Connect to OSDU, and are looking forward to the contribution that its people, software, and leadership in artificial intelligence will bring to our energy community," said Jim Hietala, Vice President, Security and Business Development, The Open Group. "The company's membership is particularly relevant as data's importance continues to increase, and i2k Connect's leadership in creating value from semi-structured and unstructured data will both help the energy industry accelerate the deployment of digital solutions and make sense of the data we collect."

According to The Open Group, the Forum developed the OSDU data platform to enable secure, reliable, global, and performant access to all energy related data. The premise behind its development is to assist the energy industry at large to reduce current data silos and enable transformational workflows within the subsurface community. With an open, standard-based ecosystem focused on innovation, the ultimate goal is to aid partners through collaboration to deliver new capabilities and reduce implementation and lifecycle costs.

i2k Connect's membership in OSDU will provide the company with early access to the latest information and developments relating to open standards and best practices, within the energy community. Other important Members of OSDU include Schlumberger, with which i2k Connect has collaborated through the integration of artificial intelligence and auto-classification capabilities into the DELFI* cognitive E&P environment.

“Membership is important because OSDU is laying the next-generation foundation for openness and interoperability in E&P,” said Eric Schoen, Chief Technology Officer, i2k Connect. “OSDU will enable new workflows by combining data in novel ways. Consequently, it will demand new tools to find and understand data and knowledge used and produced by these workflows. We look forward to meeting this demand by integrating the i2k Connect AI Platform’s content enrichment services into OSDU.”

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 750 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academic, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

About The Open Subsurface Data Universe™ Forum

The Open Subsurface Data Universe Forum is an international forum of oil and gas operators, cloud services companies, technology providers, suppliers of applications to oil and gas operators, academia, and other standards organizations working together to develop an open, standards-based, data platform that will bring together exploration, development, and wells data.

The Open Group is a registered trademark.

Open Subsurface Data Universe is a trademark of The Open Group.

About i2k Connect®
i2k Connect's novel Artificial Intelligence technology is informed by industry knowledge. Our platform creates structured data from unstructured documents and delivers analysis-ready results directly to knowledge workers in-cloud or on-premise via a browser or Web API. Learn how i2k Connect creates value from unstructured data at http://www.i2kconnect.com.

i2k Connect, i2k Oilfield Places and the i2k logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of i2k Connect Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification.

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