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The Standards DevKit is designed to remove the complexity of using the WITSML, PRODML and RESQML standards so a developer can concentrate on integrating these standards into their business solution.


The WITSML, PRODML and RESQML schemas provide the definition for standard data exchange formats within the oil and gas industry. However, developing a software solution that uses these standard formats has not always been simple. The Standards Devkit removes the complexity of using the WITSML, PRODML and RESQML standards and lets the developer concentrate on the important work of integrating the standards into their business solution.

The Standards Devkit wraps the WITSML, PRODML and RESQML schemas with Microsoft .NET objects. The developer can work directly with these objects rather than having to deal with the XML definition itself. It provides all of the conveniences that .NET developers are familiar with such as full IntelliSense support,  XML Serialization, .NET naming conventions, enumerations, and more.

In addition to dealing with the data format itself, the Devkit also provides direct interfaces to the WITSML and PRODML APIs so the developer does not have to handle the details of web service communication with backend servers. The Devkit provides synchronous and asynchronous methods for all WITSML and PRODML web methods. It also provides a wrapper for WMLS that provides simplified calls, secure password management, and error handling.

RESQML differs from the other Energistics standards in that it contains a binary representation of large data arrays using an HDF5 file but this functionality is not currently supported in the Standards DevKit.


Note: instruction video will be updated soon to include RESQML instructions.


Standards DevKit download (via BitBucket)

NOTE: The Standards DevKit has not been updated for Release Candidate versions of WITSML, PRODML and RESQML (posted here).


The Devkit is provided as an open source project under the Apache License, Version 2.0. It includes a code generator that parses the WITSML, PRODML and RESQML XSD files into .NET 3.5 classes, which makes extending the Devkit for future versions of the standards easy. It also includes documentation, sample code, and a basic data browser application to help developers learn how to use the Devkit.

The Standards DevKit was developed by ExxonMobil and is licensed to Energistics for maintenance, support and administration. Further development will be guided by Energistics and the user community.