Event-Driven Business Process Management (EDBPM) is an emerging discipline that combines modern Business Process Management (BPM) solutions with the techniques of Complex Event Processing (CEP), providing situational awareness to companies. The research conducted in this thesis investigates the suitability of EDBPM as a means to introduce event-driven behavior to CODIO, a research project included in Integrated Operations.
The thesis gives an introduction to the disciplines mentioned above, as well as some of the technologies and products used in the CODIO project. Furthermore, we have described and detailed a specific case based on event-driven BPM, elaborating one approach to detect and handle abnormal deviations occurring in directional drilling. To investigate the feasibility of this approach, a prototype has been developed based on the principals of Event-Driven Architecture (EDA). Six particular deviation scenarios have been identified and modeled within the prototype’s event processing engine. Finally, a series of experiments have been conducted in a simulated environment in order to demonstrate this first attempt to introduce event-driven behavior to the Integrated Operations.