The availability of real-time drilling data communication is highly critical to the exploration and production business of any petroleum company. Such critical mission requires oil companies to use the cutting edge technology because doing that can increase the profitability of the company by millions of dollars. Moreover, even short delay in data transfer could results in severe damages, injury, environmental pollution, or even loss of lives. Data Distribution Service (DDS) is the state of the art in middleware technologies, standardized by Object Management Group (OMG) in 2003; it is designed for distributed low latency and high reliability systems. In this paper, we review the current drilling data communication technique in a selected Oil and Gas Company, which will be called (OGC), and propose an optimization solution based on DDS technology. Furthermore, we evaluate the performance of DDS middleware with different data types, data loads, and different networks including limited bandwidth networks. A prototype for our proposed solution is implemented using LABVIEW and RTI-DDS and evaluated in terms of delay and throughput. The results show that DDS is a promising technology that can improve the performance of petroleum industry while maintaining the correct safety margins.
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