Using the WITSML Operators

This document describes how to use the suite of Wellsite Information Transfer Standard Markup Language (WITSML) operators.

Introduction

The TIBCO WITSML adapter connectivity solution is implemented as a suite of fourteen global Java operators that allow a StreamBase application to connect to a WITSML data store, and to allow read, write, and delete operations on the log, well, wellbore, and trajectory data types.

The TIBCO WITSML connectivity solution is intended for the oil and gas industry to retrieve and send well data between well operators, service companies, and regulatory agencies.

The operators are designed to work with the client-server API WMLS STORE interface; the WMLP PUBLISH interface has not been implemented.

The list of supported operations and operators is described below.

Placing WITSML Operators on the Canvas

The WITSML operators are members of the Java Operator group in the Palette view in StreamBase Studio. Select the operators from the Insert an Operator or Adapter dialog. Invoke the dialog with one of the following methods:

  • Drag the Adapters, Java Operators token from the Operators and Adapters drawer of the Palette view to the canvas.

  • Click in the canvas where you want to place the operator, and invoke the keyboard shortcut O V

  • From the top-level menu, invoke InsertOperatorJava.

From the Insert an Operator or Adapter dialog, enter witsml to narrow the list of operators. Then select one of the following WITSML operators, and double-click or press OK:

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Server Capabilities, which reads server capabilities.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Read Log, which reads log data.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Read Well, which reads well data.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Read Wellbore, which reads wellbore data.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Read Trajectory, which reads trajectory data.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Delete Log, which deletes log records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Delete Well, which deletes well records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Delete Wellbore, which deletes wellbore records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Delete Trajectory, which deletes trajectory records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Write Log, which writes log records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Write Well, which writes well records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Write Wellbore, which writes wellbore records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML STORE Write Trajectory, which writes trajectory records.

  • TIBCO StreamBase® Adapter For WITSML Log Data Convert, which takes in data read from the Read Log adapter and converts the comma separated strings to data tuples.

Properties View Settings

This section describes the properties you can set for a WITSML operator, using the various tabs of the Properties view in StreamBase Studio.

Properties: General Tab

Name: Use this field to specify or change the component's name, which must be unique in the application. The name must contain only alphabetic characters, numbers, and underscores, and no hyphens or other special characters. The first character must be alphabetic or an underscore.

Operator: A read-only field that shows the formal name of the operator.

Class: A field that shows the fully qualified class name that implements the functionality of this operator. Use this class name when loading the operator in StreamSQL programs with the APPLY JAVA statement. You can right-click this field and select Copy from the context menu to place the full class name in the system clipboard.

Start with application: If this field is set to Yes or to a module parameter that evaluates to true, an instance of this operator starts as part of the containing StreamBase Server. If this field is set to No or to a module parameter that evaluates to false, the adapter is loaded with the server, but does not start until you send an sbadmin resume command, or until you start the component with StreamBase Manager. With this option set to No or false, the operator does not start even if the application as a whole is suspended and later resumed. The recommended setting is selected by default.

Enable Error Output Port: Select this check box to add an Error Port to this component. In the EventFlow canvas, the Error Port shows as a red output port, always the last port for the component. See Using Error Ports and Error Streams to learn about Error Ports.

Description: Optionally enter text to briefly describe the component's purpose and function. In the EventFlow canvas, you can see the description by pressing Ctrl while the component's tooltip is displayed.

Properties: Operator Properties Tab

This section describes the properties on the Operator Properties tab in the Properties view for the WITSML operators. Enter all text fields as string literals, not as expressions.

Common Properties

All WITSML operators have a common set of properties:

Property Type Description
Service URI string The URI that points to the WITSML service endpoint.
Enable Authentication check box When enabled, the adapter uses the given user name and password to authenticate with the server.
Username string When authentication is enabled, this user name is sent as part of the credentials.
Password string When authentication is enabled, this password is sent as part of the credentials.
Read Timeout (ms) int Specifies the number of milliseconds to allow to pass before failing on a read. Default: 30000
Connect Timeout (ms) int Specifies the number of milliseconds to allow to pass before failing on a connection. Default: 15000
WITSML Date Format string The date format used by the WITSML server.
Enable Status Port check box When enabled, a status port is available to emit status tuples for various events of this operator.
Log Level Drop-down list Controls the level of verbosity the adapter uses to issue informational traces to the console. This setting is independent of the containing application's overall log level. Available values, in increasing order of verbosity, are: OFF, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, TRACE, and ALL.

Properties: Concurrency Tab

Use the Concurrency tab to specify parallel regions for this instance of this component, or multiplicity options, or both. The Concurrency tab settings are described in Concurrency Options, and dispatch styles are described in Dispatch Styles.

Caution

Concurrency settings are not suitable for every application, and using these settings requires a thorough analysis of your application. For details, see Execution Order and Concurrency, which includes important guidelines for using the concurrency options.

Input Ports

Each operator has only one input port, which is used to start a data operation to the WITSML store.

Each WITSML operator embeds a set of proposed full schemas for each operation type that you can use as a starting point when defining the schemas for the witsml field.

The best way to start is to import the proposed schemas for each operator by selecting the Import Proposed Schemas hyper link in the top right corner of the Operator Properties tab of the Properties view for each operator. Specify the name of an EventFlow module file, and the selected schemas are imported as Named Schemas into the Definitions tab of that module.

All Operators

Field Name Field Type Description
witsml list(tuple(witsml fields)) This is the main witsml field. If this field is missing or empty, the least amount of schema for the data type is used when querying the data store. For example, if this is a read well operator and the witsml field is missing, it is assumed that you are requesting only the UID field from the server. This list of tuples can be as few or as many fields as required. For example, you can provide the following to request only the UID for a well.
Schema - list<tuple<uid string>>>
Example usage - list(tuple('abc123' as uid)) as witsml                
Another example for a read operation to query for any well with a state of 'fl' or 'oh' but return country, state, and county would be:
Schema - list<tuple<country string, state string, county string>>>
Example usage - list(
   tuple(string() as country, 'fl' as state, string() as county), 
   tuple(string() as country, 'oh' as state, string() as county)
) as witsml                

Write Operators

Field Name Field Type Description
addToStore boolean This optional value determines whether the current request should be an add-to-store request or an update-in-store request. If this value is missing or null, it is assumed the request is an add-to-store request.

Output Ports

Each WITSML operator has only one fixed output port. The port delivers the results of executing operator commands. There also is one optional Status output port if the operator's Enable Status Port option on the Operator Properties tab is selected.

Results Port

The Results Port differs for each WITSML read operator.

Read Log Operator And Log Data Convert Operator

Field Name Field Type Description
logs tuple Contains the logs retrieved from the WITSML store as a result of a query received on the input port. This port's schema is determined by the input ports schema. The fields from the input schema's witsml field element data type (the tuple schema in the list) is used to create the schema in this output.
passThrough tuple The input tuple is passed through to the output using this field.

Read Well Operator

Field Name Field Type Description
wells tuple Contains the wells retrieved from the WITSML store as a result of a query received on the input port. This port's schema is determined by the input port's schema. The fields from the input schema's witsml field element data type (the tuple schema in the list) is used to create the schema in this output.
passThrough tuple The input tuple is passed through to the output using this field.

Read Wellbore Operator

Field Name Field Type Description
wellbores tuple Contains the wellbores retrieved from the WITSML store as a result of a query received on the input port. This port's schema is determined by the input port's schema. The fields from the input schema's witsml field element data type (the tuple schema in the list) are used to create the schema in this output.
passThrough tuple The input tuple is passed through to the output using this field.

Read Trajectory Operator

Field Name Field Type Description
trajectorys tuple Contains the trajectorys retrieved from the WITSML store as a result of a query received on the input port. This port's schema is determined by the input port's schema. The fields from the input schema's witsml field element data type (the tuple schema in the list) are used to create the schema in this output.
passThrough tuple The input tuple is passed through to the output using this field.

Status Port

The Status Port, when enabled, is the same for all WITSML operators.

Field Name Field Type Description
type string Describes the type of status message: INFO, WARN, ERROR.
action string The type of action this status message is about.
object string A formatted string with any object data associated with this status message.
message string A human readable message that describes the status.
time timestamp The time of the status message.
inputTuple tuple A copy of the tuple that started the operation that this message is associated with.

Log Data Converter

The Log Data Converter operator is a special case operator that takes in the output from the Read Log operator and converts the string data in the logs.log.logData.data field into actual tuples.

The operator works by matching the logCurveIndex mnemonic field to a data schema field, if a field is present with the name the value will be set. Optionally you can also do mapping of mnemonic values to a schema field using the Data Mapping property.

The input to this operator must match the output schema of the Read Log operator, the operator will convert the logs.log.logData.data field from a list(string) to a list(tuple) using the provided data schema.

Parameters

The Log Data Converter requires the following parameters:

Field Name Field Type Description
Data Schema Schema This is the schema that will be used as the log data conversion output.
Data Mapping Map This property lets you specify which log curve info mnemonic values will be converted to which data schema field. If a field in the data schema does not match any from this map then the system will try to match the mnemonic directly to a data schema field.
Missing Data Value string An optional value to set for fields which have no value