After intense collaboration among operators, service companies, and software vendors (all members of an Energistics Special Interest Group (SIG)) Version 1.0 of the RESQML data exchange standard has been released. Prototypes implemented by both vendors and operators have been tested and have proved the efficiency of the concepts.

RESQML has been designed to support:

  • Interaction with real-time production and drilling domains;

  • Transfer of giga-cell reservoir simulation models, which are currently in use in some areas of the world, and with static reservoir models, which may be significantly larger;

  • Loss-less data transfer for complex grids, especially for non-standard connectivity;

  • Retention of the geologic and geophysical meta-data associated with 3D grids;

  • Data exchange for flexible and iterative multi-vendor subsurface workflows

  • across geology, geophysics and engineering.

A demonstration will illustrate how different components of a shared earth model can be exchanged between major commercial applications. Additionally, based on the Alwyn North Field dataset, a typical validation loop involving operator in-house and vendor applications will be demonstrated. The objective is to transfer in-house interpretation results (e.g., horizons and faults) as RESQML features to diverse structural, stratigraphic, and reservoir vendor applications, then re-import the RESQML features (modelled horizon and faults, reservoir grid geometry) obtained by these applications into the in-house application to ensure, at each step, an overall consistency with the original interpretation.

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