This page includes past, deprecated and inactive draft versions of the EIP specification


V1.0 has been deprecated but is available on request. This version was based on the draft ISO 19115:3 specification and is not recommended. New implementations should use v1.1.

The V1.0 specifications and related ISO XML artifacts including ISO/DTS 19115-3 schema can be requested at

As noted in the Energy Information Profile Standard overview, the EIP is a formal profile for the oil & gas industry of the conceptual specification ISO 19115-1:2014.  EIP v1.0 specifies element usage needed to create interoperable metadata for the subset of ISO 19115-1:2014 packages as illustrated in the overview.

To enable use of the EIP as an exchange standard, the XML implementation of ISO 19115-1 as specified by ISO/DTS* 19115-3* has been included.  ISO 19115-3 is still under development and is scheduled to be published by ISO as a final Technical Specification in mid-2015.

* DTS = Draft Technical Specification – specifically this implementation uses the 24 June 2013 build of the ISO/DTS 19115-3 XML schema.  Continued evolution of the ISO/DTS 19115-3 schema is expected to have little, if any, impact to implementations of EIP v1.0 than is typical of software in general.

This expectation is based on two factors:

  • The strong constraints on changes to ISO/DTS 19115-3 imposed by it being an implementation of ISO 19115-1:2014, a published, static international standard.
  • The demonstration provided by Energistics’s Geoportal Server implementation, which uses the ISO/DTS 19115-3 schema, that the schema in its current state is consistent and functional.

Energistics’s Metadata Work Group maintains a detailed understanding of changes to ISO 19115-3 through membership on the ISO Project Team.  This understanding will allow alignment, when necessary, of future versions of the EIP to ISO 19115-3, as the latter progresses to its final form as a published Technical Specification (TS).

The EIP will also progress, as appropriate, when new functionality is introduced.  Together with any needed alignment to ISO 19115-3, the expected net result is that progression of the EIP will not be more frequent or more substantial than is typical of software in general.

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