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Today’s oil and gas industry needs a common IT reference architecture for use by upstream organizations, system integrators (Sis), solution providers and software development companies.

A single architectural approach will encourage simplification and unification in the upstream sector. It will also give Sis, solution providers and software development companies an established environment within which to design and build solutions, while allowing upstream operators to design architectures as a requirement for potential vendors.

The oil and gas IT community is now adopting Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) as a more flexible and responsive alternative to traditional hard connections between applications and source data.

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