Global Upstream Oil & Gas Data Standards Consortium

Energistics is a non-profit consortium leveraging the contributions of its members to deliver effective standards that serve all the actors in the industry.  Members contribute their expertise through the Work Groups (previously called Special Interest Groups), transfer technology into Energistics’ custody in the form of software and guidance documents, and provide direction by participating in the board and the steering committee.

Energistics members include some of the largest major oil companies, independent oil companies, service companies, and technology providers in the world.  Members realize that the value of their membership comes from being able to determine how the Standards are developed in an ongoing and meaningful way so that they can truly benefit from the results.

Join the Consortium

Beginning January 1, 2022, Membership in the Energistics Consortium is an optional benefit of Membership in The Open Group OSDU Forum. To claim your Energistics Consortium membership, your company representative must sign the Energistics Membership Terms Rider (there is no additional cost).

The Business Case for Membership

Energistics and its Members play an important leadership role in developing technical data exchange standards for the digital oilfield.  Like many not-for-profit organizations, Energistics relies on Member volunteers to achieve its mission, in support of the industry. The following points outline the business case for membership and participation in this open standards community:

  • Energistics provides the anti-trust framework within which open data exchange standards can be collaboratively developed.

  • Energistics Members influence the developmental direction of open data exchange standards, ensuring that the particularities of their business are properly addressed.

  • Membership of the Energistics Consortium demonstrates leadership and strong support for the adoption of open data exchange standards.

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Work Group Membership

The Work Groups bring together specialists in a particular domain to define the standards for that particular activity. Standards evolve over time as new measurement or data types are introduced to the industry, new metadata are required or new business needs have to be addressed. Work Groups allow staff to converge on standards that are acceptable to all parties, a prerequisite for their widespread adoption.

Read more about the organization of our Work Groups.

Watch our information videos:   THE STANDARDS   and    DEVELOPING STANDARDS

Drilling, Completions and Interventions Work Group – WITSML


This is the longest-standing and most active Energistics Work Group, with WITSML reaching 85% adoption in the industry and recognized as a mission-critical component of deviated drilling, geosteering, remote drilling operation control and monitoring and many other applications. WITSML is also used to transfer data between repositories, to share data with partners and government agencies, and to archive the events related to drilling a well so that analytics can be applied to the data.

Reservoir Model and Interpretation Work Group – RESQML


The RESQML Work Group addresses the need to work on reservoir models with different software systems. Making sure that the data retains its detail and metadata requires coordination between software development companies to address the use-cases described by operators and service companies. The universal nature of this Work Group standard also opens the door to new software products by lowering the cost of integration to existing platforms.

Production Data Work Group – PRODML


The PRODML Work Group is working on realistically transferring the data from tens of thousands of sensors equipping a digital oilfield at high frequencies of measurement. The data is used to compile production volumes as well monitoring production equipment so as to anticipate maintenance needs

Members of the Work Groups have contributed to the development of common standards for Units of Measure (UOM) and metadata (Energy Industry Profile – EIP) that ensure that data is correctly referenced and qualified by subsequent users without recourse to any external information.
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For more information and to enquire about joining one or more Work Groups, contact us here.