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Established in 1995 in Adelaide, Australia, IDS is the world's largest provider of web-based reporting services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

In February 1996, IDS commenced a contract for the 'Drilling Data Package' with our first major client, Santos Ltd of Adelaide. Still a client to this day, Santos Ltd has used our products on every Australian and international drilling campaign since then, amounting to over 2000 onshore and offshore wells over the last eleven years.

In the same period, IDS has expanded from 2 to more than 60 full time personnel, has worked for over 100 operators in 35 countries and has opened offices in Calgary, Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Jakarta.

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IDS appoints Geomark Ltd as its authorised agent in Egypt
IDS is proud to announce that GeoMark Ltd has been appointed its exclusive agent for the Egyptian market representing all products and services developed by IDS.
01 Oct 2015

IDS embraces HTML - Turning data into knowledge
IDS is proud to announce the release of their enhanced User Interface (UI) for the DataNet2 framework, celebrating 20 years of cutting edge operational reporting in which 3 technologies have been used.
10 Sep 2015

IDS awarded reporting contract for entire Noble fleet
IDS has been awarded the contract by Noble Corporation to deliver the next generation of reporting capabilities to its entire global fleet.
06 Jun 2013

IDS new version of drilling analysis software
Oil and gas data reporting services company IDS has launched a new version of its drilling analysis software, VisNet 2.0
09 Mar 2012

Malaysia centre for testing oil and gas software
Oil and gas software company IDS has set up a testing centre for oil and gas software in Malaysia, working together with the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak.
17 Nov 2011

IDS grows moustaches for cancer
Staff at Aberdeen oil and gas data communications company IDS are planning not to shave during November, so that they can raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer.
04 Nov 2011

IDS launches VisNet2.0
IDS has launched its new web-based reporting and analysis application for the upstream oil and gas industry, VisNet2.0, at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference 2011.
04 Mar 2011

IDS launches StockNet in Middle East
IDS, a leading provider of web-based reporting and analysis services to the upstream oil and gas industry, is poised to launch its latest product, StockNet, to the Middle East.
05 Nov 2010

IDS signs contract with Cairn for Greenland exploration
IDS has signed a contract to provide web-based reporting and analysis services for Cairn Energy PLC’s Greenland exploration.
27 Aug 2010

IDS – new stock management software
Software company IDS (Independent Data Services) has a new version of StockNet, its web enabled software to help drilling rigs manage stock including deliveries to the platform.
19 Jul 2010


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