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Energistics – Tech Architecture Work Group Meeting

Energistics Launches Second Phase of the Technical Architecture Work Group
and invites you to attend the
Energistics Technical Architecture Work Group Meeting February 5, 2009

The first work product of the Energistics Technical Architecture Work Group was the Web Services Interoperability Standards, Version 1.0, published in December 2008. Energistics is now beginning preparations for the second phase of activity for this work group with orientation meetings and recruiting of new participants.
Web Services Interoperability Standards
These standards reference a set of existing published technology standards, along with relevant constraints (‘narrowing’) on those standards, to which internally developed applications can adhere and which can be used as part of the procurement process for new applications/tools to ensure interoperability of interfaces (i.e. Web Services) between organizations.
Second Phase Recruiting and Orientation Meetings
The future work of this Work Group is intended to include defining a consistent technical architecture reference that can apply to future versions of all of the Energistics Web Services and XML Data Exchange Standards Families. This work will be done in close cooperation with the other Special Interest Groups, including the WITSML SIG, PRODML SIG, and RESQML SIG.
All Energistics member organizations (and prospective future members) are encouraged to be represented in this work group for its next phase of activity. 
Orientation meetings will be held in-person and remotely. 
  • to provide background on the first phase work to new participants,
  • to provide background on current Energistics Web Services / Data Exchange industry standards, and
  • to engage in discussions leading to agreement on the scope and timing of the next phase work deliverables and milestones.
The first orientation meeting is scheduled for February 5, 2009 (1:30 PM to 4:00 PM) in the Energistics Houston office.  


Comments and questions should be directed to Energistics by sending e-mail to

Energistics Technical Architecture Work Group Orientation Meeting
Date: February 5, 2009
Location: Energistics Houston Office

Purpose and Intended Participants

Energistics will conduct a meeting of the Energistics Technical Architecture Work Group from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM on February 5 at the Energistics Houston office. This meeting will provide attendees with an orientation to the IT architecture aspects of the current Energistics data exchange standards:
  • WITSML for drillng, completions and maintenance
  • PRODML for production operations, optimization and reporting
  • RESQML for earth models and reservoir models
This work group recently completed work defining the now published Energistics Web Services Interoperability Standards, Version 1.0 (December 2008). During the February 5 meeting, we will begin discussions about the next phase of work. It is assumed the next stage deliverables will be specifications, endorsements and/or guidelines to address other aspects of an enterprise IT architecture.
Continuing and prospective new participants in the Technical Architecture Work Group are invited to attend.
Draft Agenda (1:30 PM to 4:00 PM)


– Introduction

– Energistics Standards Panorama / History / Participants

– Web Services Interoperability Standards v1.0

  (for new participants)

– WITSML Version 1.x Services Specifications / Data Specifications

– PRODML Version 1.x Services Specifications / Data Specifications
– RESQML plans
– Adjacent Technologies and External Specifications
– Subjects for Subsequent Meetings
– Candidates for Next Stage Deliverables
– Next Steps


– Adjourn

Event Location


24 E. Greenway Plaza
Suite 1315
Houston, Texas 77046 USA.


January 29, 2009 at 10:38 pm Leave a comment

Gartner’s Top Strategic Technologies For 2009

IT research firm Gartner Inc. says companies should pay particularly close attention to any strategic technologies that can impact their long-term plans, programs and initiatives. Gartner has compiled a list of what it considers the top 10 technologies and trends enterprises should be considering. Among them:

– virtualization,

– cloud computing,

– the evolution of server technology,

– Web-oriented architectures,

– the “enterprise mashup product environment,”

– heterogeneous server systems,

– social software and networking,

– a reduction in “the number of different communications vendors with which a typical organization works,”

– business intelligence tools, and

– Green IT.

January 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

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