ExxonMobil Enhances Energistics Standards DevKit

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(TM) 1.1 including managing the HDF5 file format.
This enhanced version of the Standards DevKit will support
RESQML(TM), the Energistics reservoir data exchange standards as well
as WITSML(TM) and PRODML(TM), 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(TM), PRODML(TM) and RESQML(TM) 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 nearl
y 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 exxonmobil.com.  
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 www.energistics.org.  
License notice
 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(TM) Standard and the PRODML(TM) 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
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you
may not use this file except in compliance with the License. 
You may obtain a copy of the License at 
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