Houston, May 23, 2018: Energistics Consortium Inc. is pleased to welcome Microsoft as a new sustaining member, joining over 100 E&P, oilfield services, software development, integration and regulating companies that work together to define the formats, metadata and transfer protocols for upstream data exchanges.

Energistics provides a non-competitive, vendor neutral infrastructure that allows all member companies to collaborate towards the common goal of information-sharing and business process integration. Microsoft Azure provides intelligent, trusted, hybrid cloud infrastructure and services used by E&P companies around the world.

“Cloud computing services are now an integral part of the upstream IT ecosystem, so it is of great value to the Energistics community to have Microsoft Azure joining in the technical and strategic conversations we are having about the interaction of data standards and cloud.” said Ross Philo, CEO of Energistics.

Kate Johnson, President, Microsoft U.S. added, “Microsoft is proud to join Energistics and be a digital transformation partner in conversations focused on data & cloud standards impacting the upstream oil & gas industry.”