SOURCE: Energistics


June 19, 2014 08:00 ET

Energistics Releases RESQML V2.0 Standard Candidate for Review

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2014) - Energistics Releases RESQML V2.0 Standard Candidate for Review

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas open standards consortium, has released the RESQML V2.0 candidate for public review and comment. RESQML is an XML- and HDF5-based data exchange standard that facilitates reliable, automated exchange of data among software packages used in subsurface workflows. RESQML consists of a set of XML schemas (XSD files) and other standards-based technology, which developers implement into software packages. Software that has implemented RESQML can read and write the standard format.

The previous commercial release of RESQML, V1.1, was the successor to RESCUE, an industry-defined data exchange standard based on binary files and used since the late 1990s. RESQML V1.1 leveraged newer technologies and established standards, such as XML and HDF, and had a primary objective of replicating RESCUE functionality.

The overarching design objectives of RESQML V2.0 are to:

  • Improve the richness of existing domain objects.
  • Add new domain objects to the data model to support the more sophisticated capabilities of the software packages used in E&P workflows.
  • Add relationships among data objects.
  • Support flexible workflows, for example, by supporting partial model updates.

Jay Hollingsworth, Chief Technical Officer of Energistics, said, "RESQML V2.0 is intended to improve efficiency for the petro-technical professionals and software developers, improve uncertainty management and delivers a knowledge hierarchy to organize and transform your reservoir data."

For more information and to review the RESQML V2.0 release candidate, visit the Energistics web site.

Energistics is a global, not-for-profit, membership organization that serves as the facilitator, custodian and advocate for the development and adoption of technical open data exchange standards in the upstream oil and gas industry. Uniquely designed to unite upstream industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative facilitation environment, Energistics membership consists of integrated, independent and national oil companies, oilfield service companies, software vendors, system integrators, regulatory agencies and the global standards user community. For more information visit our website at

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