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 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 SIG steering committees.

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

To find out more about the consortium and how to join, we suggest you look at a short video that summarizes membership benefits and walks you through the steps to become a member.

You can also meet members of our team at industry events, or  email us to arrange a meeting or a conference call to discuss the many ways you and your company can take part in making the upstream industry more efficient through data standards.

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 Membership dues and 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.

For more information on how Standards impact your company, please click on the button dedicated to your area of activity:


SIG Membership

The Special Interest 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.  SIGs allow staff from operating companies, service companies and government agencies to converge on standards that are acceptable to all parties, a prerequisite for their widespread adoption.

Read more about the organization of our SIGs and check on the current activities of the different SIGs.

Drilling, Completions and Interventions SIG – WITSML


This is the longest-standing and most active Energistics SIG, 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 SIG – RESQML


The RESQML SIG 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 SIG’s standards also opens the door to new software products by lowering the cost of integration to existing platforms.

Production Data SIG – PRODML


The PRODML SIG 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

Common Standards

Management of Common Standards

Members of the SIGs 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.

For more information and to enquire about joining one or more SIGs, contact us here