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ExxonMobil develops open source developer tool for Energistics standards

Friday, November 11, 2011

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has developed an open source developer tool, which can be used to develop software packages which use Energistics' protocols WITSML and PRODML.

It is being made available for free use in the oil and gas industry, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. It uses Microsoft .NET technology.

It means that developers can make software which uses WITSML and PRODML, without having to learn the extensive XML structure. They can work with objects directly in .NET, which can be translated into XML, to be saved as files or transferred to web servers.

Jerry Hubbard, COO of Energistics, says that the tool should make it easier and quicker to program software to work with PRODML and WITSML data, which, Energistics believes, will lead to increased adoption rates.

"We're excited about leveraging open source models and learnings to promote uptake of data exchange standards in the oil and gas industry. These standards will help drive efficiencies in our business processes," said Cindy Reece, Upstream Technical Computing Manager, ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company, and the current Board Chair of Energistics.



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