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Purpose and Capabilities

Energistics strives to be the industry-recognized best resource for information sharing and collaborative work.

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What We Do

Provide the non-competitive, vendor-neutral infrastructure for energy industry professionals to do the work required to develop, maintain, adopt and deploy standards.  This infrastructure includes a legal and organizational structure, operating guidelines, and website and other information technology (IT). It also includes vital services such as coordination, communication, event planning and hosting, continued outreach and membership development, and coordination and communication with other standards groups and professional societies.


Perform the technical implementation, testing and maintenance of all standards developed by the SIGs.  While the SIGs do the work to define the standards, Energistics does the actual technical implementation (coding in XML) including testing, necessary documentation and posting on the Energistics website for download.


Serve as the one-stop information source for the freely available standards related to or of interest to the upstream oil and gas industry.  This includes detailed information about and access to those standards actively managed by Energistics (WITSML, PRODML, RESQML and others) and reference, access and information to those standards supported and developed by other industry groups and professional societies that are of interest or concern to upstream oil and gas.


Unite diverse companies and industry professionals around issues and ideas to facilitate information sharing and business process integration with the overall goals of improving:  operational efficiency, cost efficiency and profitability for upstream oil and gas.  Energistics initial goal was development of specifications to facilitate data sharing. While standards development and maintenance are still a vital part of what we do, we also recognize the need to support deployment and implementation of those standards for real bottom line results for the upstream oil and gas industry.