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ExxonMobil Enhances Energistics Standards DevKit

Open Source Program Now Supports RESQML(TM) 1.1

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- The Energistics Consortium announced today that ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has provided an enhanced version of the Standards DevKit that adds support for RESQML™ 1.1 including managing the HDF5 file format. This enhanced version of the Standards DevKit will support RESQML™, the Energistics reservoir data exchange standards as well as WITSML™ and PRODML™, the Energistics standards for drilling and production data exchange.

The Standards DevKit (developed by ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company) is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, and leverages Microsoft .NET technology to allow developers to quickly and easily work with objects directly in .NET while seamlessly translating those objects into XML to be saved as files or transferred to web servers. The open source DevKit will provide developers a simple path to adopting Energistics standards without requiring them to learn the extensive XML structure. The DevKit is available for download on the Energistics website.

"Reducing barriers to adoption is the key to realizing the benefits of the Energistics open data exchange standards," said Cindy Reece, Upstream Technical Computing Manager, ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company, and member of the Energistics Board of Directors.

The release of this enhanced Standards DevKit is intended to encourage the use of WITSML™, PRODML™ and RESQML™ across the oil and gas industry by lowering the learning curve and reducing custom development efforts. Additionally, the DevKit will bring the library support for these standards up to the current level of formats like Excel and ASCII.

"This update improves the functionality of an important tool used in our efforts to improve adoption of the standards," said Jerry Hubbard, president and CEO of Energistics. "Our focus on maximizing adoption rates will be greatly assisted through the use of the Standards DevKit."

About ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company is the Upstream research affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), a leading global oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals company with operations in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company is charged with developing an industry-leading array of proprietary technologies that support the Corporation's continued leadership position in exploration, development, production and gas commercialization. For more information, visit

About Energistics
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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Standards DevKit, version 1.0
Copyright 2011 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

The following Energistics (c) products were used in the creation of this work:

  • WITSML Data Schema Specifications, Version 1.4.1
  • WITSML API Specifications, version 1.4.1
  • WITSML Data Schema Specifications, Version
  • WITSML API Specifications, version 1.3.1
  • PRODML Data Schema Specifications, Version 1.2
  • PRODML Web Service Specifications, Version 2.0

All rights in the WITSML™ Standard and the PRODML™ Standard, or any portion thereof, which remain in the Standards DevKit shall remain with Energistics or its suppliers and shall remain subject to the terms of the Product License Agreement available at

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