From the PIDX website May 2003:
"PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange) is the Electronic Commerce Committee of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the primary trade association representing all phases of the oil and gas industry. PIDX provides a forum for delivering the process, information, and technology standards. PIDX's vision is to achieve petroleum industry and enterprise-wide integration of business processes through seamless electronic business communication. PIDX's mission is to influence the architecture and facilitate implementation of effective standards and processes for electronic business communications within the petroleum industry community. In addition, PIDX seeks to leverage the inherent value in existing EDI standards as well as actively pursue the benefits of emerging e-Business technologies."
"PIDX projects have reengineered entire business processes and operations for greater efficiency and profitability through the implementation of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and emerging Electronic Business technologies such as the Internet and eXtensible Markup Language (XML)... PIDX seeks to leverage the inherent value in existing EDI and XML standards as well as actively pursue the benefits of emerging e-Business technologies. PIDX realizes its objectives through its Committees, Subcommittees, Workgroups and Specific Interest Groups. Members are encouraged to participate in the Subcommittees, Workgroups, and Specific Interest Groups to insure that PIDX is meeting defined business objectives..."
PIDX Standards and Guidelines Subcommittee: This Subcommittee represents a "blend of people with disparate interests and talents who come together to address our industry's Electronic Commerce (EC) requirements. Our members with a business background provide a valuable contribution to the team by articulating our industry's requirements in a clear and meaningful manner. Our information technologists are there to ensure the solutions to our industry's requirements are those that are the most effective and efficient with respect to ASC X12, UN/EDIFACT, and XML architecture. The Subcommittee is composed of 4 workgroups: (1) The Business Messages Workgroup develops and maintains PIDX's business message standards for electronic commerce, encourages the adoption of and use of PIDX's business message standards, and collaborates with other industries in developing standards for the oil and natural gas industry. (2) The Business Process Workgroup works to develop PIDX business process standards to facilitate integrated electronic business solutions. (3) The Classification Workgroup develops and maintains PIDX's standards that describe the physical characteristics of oil and natural gas products, equipment and services to facilitate electronic transactions and invoice, contract and field ticket reconciliation. These standards use a noun/modifer/attribute structure with noun/modifer definitions, rationalized attribute labels and UNSPSC coding linked to each item. (4) Petroleum Industry Data Dictionary (PIDD) Workgroup: this workgroup is charged with improving and maintaining the PIDD."
Projects of the PIDX Standards and Guidelines Subcommittee [2003-05] include a Service Components Template Project and a Schema Review Project. The scope of the Service Components Template "is to develop standard classification service component templates to facilitate electronic reconciliation of invoices, to expedite payments and to enhance financial analysis. It will complement the three previous PIDX XML transaction standards projects which delivered:eleven XML-based Transaction Documents, ten XML-based Service Form Documents, and 1,500 Product Classification Templates. Schemas that have been sent to the Standards Subcommittee for review as potential PIDX standards are considered unofficial but are being reviewed. These include [2003-05] Custody Transfer of Petroleum Products and a Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) Production Reporting Schema.
PIDX Business Messages Workgroup: The PIDX Business Messages Workgroup "develops and maintains PIDX's business message standards for electronic commerce, encourages the adoption of and use of PIDX's business message standards, and collaborates with other industries in developing standards for the oil and natural gas industry. The Business Messages Spec Team is working to develop a transport, routing and packaging (TRP) specification compliant with version 2.0, revision C, of the OASIS ebXML Message Service Specification. The Specification will be consistent with the requirements specified in PIDX XML Transaction Standards, version 1.0, and be in sufficient detail to facilitate development of software that will implement the specification. The goal is to lower the costs associated with EDI-based messaging. Those interested in participating in the project should contact Gary Strickland. [description 2003-05]
PIDX Members. As of 2003-05, PIDX Member Companies included Accenture; Baker Hughes Incorporated; BP p.l.c;. ChevronTexaco; Cooper Cameron Corporation; Core Labs; Defense Energy Support Center; ExxonMobil Corporation; Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.; i2 Technologies, Inc.; Logistics Management Institute; Marathon Oil Company; OFS Portal; Oildex/ TransZap, Inc.; PDS; POSC; Schlumberger Technology Company; Shell; Sooner Inc.; The TAK Group; TotalFinaElf; Trade Ranger; Transport 4; Unocal Corporation; Weatherford.
- PIDX website
- American Petroleum Institute (API)
- PIDX Description
- PIDX Standards and Guidelines Subcommittee
- PIDX Business Messages Workgroup
- PIDX Standards
- PIDX EDI and XML Implementation Guide Standards, Transaction Sets and Associated Codes. [source .DOC]
- Recommended Practice 3901: PIDX XML Transaction Standards, Version 1.0 References for: Part I: XML Standards Master 2002-01-14 V1.0; Part II: Implementation Guideline 2002-02-14 V1.0; Part III: Business Case; Part IV: Maintenance and New Development Process; Data Dictionary 2001-11-30 V1-0; XML Schemas. Contains the Table of Contents for Part II (Implementation Guideline).
- PIDX XML Standards Master. RP 3901 PIDX XML Transaction Standards Part I. Version 1.0. 2002-02-14. 63 pages. By Complex Products and Services Task Group (Com.Pro.Serv.), Petroleum Industry Data eXchange (PIDX), and American Petroleum Institute (API). The PIDX Procurement User Group and Standards Subcommittee sanctioned the Complex Products and Services Task Group (Com.Pro.Serv.) as a project to promote standard processes for non-catalog, configurable products and services using eBusiness technology. A group of petroleum industry representatives and technology service providers collaborated to define a set of industry specific XML Standards... The purpose of this document is to describe the standards and conventions used to write the Com.Pro.Serv. XML Schemas." [official source .DOC]
- PIDX XML Implementation Guideline. RP 3901 PIDX XML Transaction Standards Part II. Version 1.0. 2002-02-14. By Petroleum Industry Data eXchange (PIDX) and American Petroleum Institute (API). 496 pages. [official source .DOC]
- Data Dictionary. 2001-11-30. RP 3901 PIDX XML Transaction Standards Part III.
- XML Schemas for PIDX XML Transaction Standards v1.0 include: CementingTemplate; Exception; FieldTicket; FieldTicketResponse; Invoice; InvoiceResponse; OrderChange; OrderCreate; OrderResponse; PIDXLib; Quote; QuoteNotification; QuoteRequest; RequestRequisitionReturn. Examples:
- PIDX documents
- PIDX Activities as of 2003-05. See also the org chart. [official .DOC source]
- PIDX ebXML Message Service Specification Draft 1.0. April 22, 2003. 9 pages. "The PIDX Executive Committee formed a team under the Business Messages Work Group to write a transport, routing and packaging (TRP) software specification compliant with the OASIS ebXML Message Service Specification (ebMS). That specification defines specific enveloping constructs and methods supporting reliable, secure delivery of business messages and information." [source .DOC]
- PIDX Business Message Work Group TRP Specification Team Charter [source .DOC]
[May 08, 2003] "Unocal, Schlumberger and Digital Oilfield Complete First Industry Standard e-Invoice Transaction. Milestone Reached for Electronic Commerce in the Energy Industry." - "Unocal, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and Digital Oilfield reached a milestone in the automated electronic exchange of invoicing information by successfully completing the first PIDX XML (Extensible Markup Language) invoice transaction complying with API standards. XML enables seamless Web-based transactions among trading partners. Unocal, an industry leader in electronic commerce, received and processed an invoice from Schlumberger, also a leader in e-commerce, through Digital Oilfield's OpenInvoice hosted application. Schlumberger created an invoice in the PIDX standard format directly from its ERP system. The invoice and corresponding service delivery ticket were then transmitted utilizing the RNIF (RosettaNet Implementation Framework) Transport, and Routing Protocol directly into Digital Oilfield's OpenInvoice application. Unocal then used OpenInvoice's functionality to route, code and approve the invoice. Once approved, the invoice was automatically uploaded to Unocal's financial system for payment. The transaction process fully complied with API's Recommended Practice 3901. 'Unocal, Schlumberger and Digital Oilfield, along with a number of other operating companies and suppliers, have been active participants in PIDX over the last few years. We now know that the PIDX RNIF standard works in a production environment,' said Mike Comeau, e-Procurement Tools Manager for Unocal. 'Unocal has an ongoing strategy to drive down costs through the use of technology that helps us change our processes. 'This first PIDX XML invoice is a significant step forward for our industry,' continued Comeau. 'The entire process complies with industry standards and will change the way we transact with our trading partners. This creates a win-win for both operators and suppliers as it reduces transaction costs on both sides of the equation.' Adds Mark Bruno, Unocal Project Manager, 'We have very aggressive company goals set for the implementation and ramping of this solution. Successful adoption and use of the transaction standards keeps us on track for meeting these goals and providing significant value to the corporation.' PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange) is the Electronic Commerce Committee of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the primary trade association representing all phases of the oil and gas industry. By adopting the PIDX XML transaction standards, Unocal now has the capability to seamlessly receive, match and reconcile (approve or dispute) Schlumberger service delivery tickets, invoices and associated business documentation. Electronic documents now flow between Schlumberger field delivery and ERP systems through Digital Oilfield's OpenInvoice system to Unocal's Accounts Payable system. This opens up the possibilities for widespread industry adoption of standards by other operating companies and suppliers..."
[December 12, 2002] "Digital Oilfield Hosts First PIDX XML Invoice Transaction. Milestone Reached for the Energy Industry." - "Digital Oilfield Inc., a software solutions company that optimizes financial and operational processes between energy companies and their suppliers, successfully brokered the first PIDX XML (Extensible Markup Language) invoice through its OpenInvoiceTM tool. XML is designed for seamless web-based transactions among trading partners. OpenInvoice is an Internet-based solution that automates and improves invoicing and field ticket reconciliation, as well as pricing reconciliation processes. Anadarko Canada Corporation received an invoice from Lonkar Services Ltd. through Digital Oilfield's OpenInvoice tool. Lonkar is a wireline service company currently doing business with operating companies in Western Canada and the Eastern Rockies in the US... PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange) is the Electronic Commerce Committee of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the primary trade association representing all phases of the oil and gas industry. Electronic commerce is the exchange of business information between companies using standard formats without the need for manual intervention. Electronic commerce is rapidly gaining acceptance as a means of reducing costs and improving business operating efficiencies in many industries. Digital Oilfield has worked closely with operating companies and suppliers to help develop the API PIDX document standards to support upstream oil and gas processes, and was an active participant in the PIDX ComProServ (Complex Products and Services) sub-committee. In 2000 and 2001, Digital Oilfield was a member of the first pilot team of ComProServ that developed and tested electronic field ticket to invoice transactions between suppliers and operating companies. The current production version of OpenInvoice supports the PIDX XML transaction standards using PIDX formats for invoice document exchange..."