Digital Transformation

Driving digital transformation of the energy industry by enabling value, ecosystem partnership, and sustainability through scalable, standardized, and interoperable digital foundations

Digital Transformation

Driving digital transformation of the energy industry by enabling value, ecosystem partnership, and sustainability through scalable, standardized, and interoperable digital foundations

Digital Transformation Committee

The purpose of the Digital Transformation Committee (DTC) is to coordinate industry-level digital transformation initiatives with the aim of enabling industry-wide value creation based on a standard and interoperable digital foundation. Our mission is to realize greater value to IOGP members and wider industry, simplify work processes with our partners, and enable a more efficient energy transition by leveraging all that digital has to offer.

How we work

The DTC will make use of a new concept for IOGP of ‘Joint Industry Sprints’ (JIS), which will be focused on delivering digital initiatives or pilots that deliver value to the industry. The figure below, under ‘Structure’,  shows the DTC organization and structure as of June 2023.

The overall operating model framework for the DTC is shown in below which outlines our Level 1 Business Process. The framework flows from left to right and starts with our Strategic Elements.

The Reference Data Foundation layer includes both Information Standards and Domain Standards that are required to enable the delivery of digital initiatives in a scalable way. This includes existing standards or new standards requiring development and includes data modelling. The DTC will work closely with the IOGP Information Standards Subcommittee (ISSC) to help identify either existing Standards that should be followed or confirm gaps in Standards that should need to be created, including leveraging other Industries and SDOs.

The Data Exchange layer will comprise technology-agnostic platforms (such as OSDU, B4E) that DTC enables for testing and prototyping initiatives and ultimately being a pathway to scale implementation across the industry, including the appropriate levels of Cybersecurity.

The Application of data layer comprises the Digital Capabilities (such as machine learning, automation, data management) that would give the industry the ability to perform a business function leveraging digital technology and solve a business problem.

The Skills layer comprises the Digital Skills and Knowledge (such as scaled agile, programming, data science, product management) required by the people working in our industry to deliver and use digital technology.

The middle section of the framework depicts our Focus covering:

  • Key Focus Areas (KFAs)
  • Prioritized Opportunities Backlog
  • Foundational/enabling standards and platforms aligned with our KFAs

The KFAs are a subset of capabilities and skills that DTC has decided to focus on over a 3-year time horizon to stimulate industry progress. The Prioritized Opportunities Backlog is a list of Digital opportunities submitted by member companies for evaluation and prioritization by the DTC, with Member companies evaluating and ranking them. The Foundational/enabling standards and platforms aligned with our KFAs are the subset of the overall Information/Domain Standards and DTC Aligned Platforms necessary to support our identified KFAs.

The right hand part of the diagram depicts our Delivery vehicles including:

  • Expert Groups (EG)
  • Joint Industry Sprints (JIS)
  • Joint Industry Projects (JIP)

To keep up with the pace of digital technology development and the urgent need to transform our industry, there will be a bias to use the JIS way of working to incorporate an agile approach to digital product delivery at pace. This will be a new way of working for the IOGP and will be jointly defined and agreed between the DTC and Engineering Directorate.

Key focus areas

Digital Capabilities

Our five focus areas for 2023-2025 comprise:

Digital Skills

Our five focus areas for 2023-2025 are:


Our four focus areas for 2023-2025 are:

These digital Capabilities and Digital Skills KFAs will be reviewed on an annual basis due to the fast and evolving nature of the digital technology landscape.


The Committee’s aims are to:

  • Align on the industry-wide digital competencies, literacy, and fluency needed to enable the transformation
  • Address industry barriers to change, adoption, and implementation of digital transformation initiatives
  • Identify strategic and emerging issues and promote industry digital transformation
  • Maintain a roadmap and key focus areas of the digital capabilities needed to transform the industry
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and prioritize the development of the foundational elements
  • Facilitate the development of priority initiatives which enable the transformation of business processes and drive innovation
  • Identify, observe, and learn from relevant developments


The Committee will focus on the following objectives:

Digital foundation: Enable the foundational components needed for digital transformation in a coordinated and systematic manner in collaboration with bodies such as Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), and compliance with trade regulations. This includes driving alignment and adoption of common digital and domain standards needed to enable a digital interoperable foundation for our ecosystem partners.

Business processes: Foster the availability and interoperability of data that are essential for data driven decision making and efficient work processes.#Business models: The journey towards full interoperability and the development of foundational elements require input from real uses cases to ensure relevant areas are addressed and contribute to boosting further innovation. The focus will be on use cases that drive industry value and can be realized in short-medium term.

Deployment: Digital transformation requires significant change management to be effective. Successful adoption and implementation require a data-driven culture, coupled with the right skills and knowledge.
IOGP Digital Transformation Committee 5-Year Strategy (2023-2027)



Requests for further information about the IOGP Digital Transformation Committee should be addressed to Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska, Principal Manager –  Digital and Geomatics, at

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