ILAP Schedule Exchange

A service that enables efficient transfer of schedule data between planning tools. The exchange format is based on ISO 15926-13.
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About the service

The ILAP Schedule Exchange service provides easy and fast sharing of quality planning data, both within and between organisations to enable safer, faster and better decisions.

ISO 15926-13:2018 specifies the terminology for asset planning for process plants, including oil and gas production facilities. In addition, ILAP Schedule Exchange service specifies an XML schema for exchange of data used for asset planning.

The ILAP interface translates the schedules from commercial planning tools to standard format, readable to other planning tools also equipped with the same interface. By installing the ILAP adapter, the files can be imported and exported to the different tools. At present, the ILAP Schedule Exchange interface is available for the following planning tools:

  • SAP
  • Safran
  • Primavera
  • Microsoft Excel
  • MS Project

Organizational benefits

  • All on- and offshore work in one schedule
  • Spanning from long term (high level schedules) to short term (work orders and job card) planning
  • Early definition of offshore hot work, work above open sea, pre-shut down, shut down and post-shut down activities
  • Reductions and optimizations of simultaneous activities in an area
  • Provides unambiguous schedule information
  • Avoid cost on manually entering schedule data into multiple systems
  • Uniform methodology on schedule data exchange

Technical benefits

  • Drastic reduction of both time and effort for sending and receiving schedule updates
  • Standard for integration of schedules anytime, anywhere
  • High quality structuring of schedules
  • High schedule usability
  • Easier to perform quality assurance, analysis and transfer of experience
  • Helps contractors and suppliers to use own software as opposed to client software
  • Enhance data quality thus the schedule quality
  • Avoid costly processes establishing new data exchange flows
  • Enables users to establish new data transfer routines
  • Provides documentation of data transfer routines
  • Contributes to a common solution for the industry, which reduces costs and follows the technological development
  • Easy adoptable to future IT architecture and tool portfolio
  • Transformative digitalization project, changing the the way we work
  • Provides a path towards instant update of schedules

How to become a user

ILAP Schedule Exchange is a non-basic service, see “Terms of use“.

The service is currently in a pilot phase, and use is by invitation only. Norwegian Oil and Gas member companies are welcome to join and may request more information by contacting

Contact information

Domain Responsible Marit Bjordal | +47 415 41 019