1.1.2 How RESQML Helps Address These Challenges

Topic Version1Published09/11/2015
For StandardRESQML v2.0.1

RESQML-compliant software can read and write this standard, common format, eliminating data incompatibility and the need for reformatting. Figure 1.1.2-1 is a high-level overview of how RESQML works and the workflows it supports. The newest capabilities (see 1.5.2 New Capabilities in v2.0 ) help RESQML deliver these benefits:

  • Delivers a "knowledge hierarchy" to organize data and transform it into knowledge.
  • Increases workflow flexibility, for example, with partial model transfers that allow you to update/transfer only data that has changed.
  • Supports traceability, with universally unique identifiers for each top-level data object and key metadata for data sources, updates, dates of change, etc.
  • Supports uncertainty management through increased ability to run more scenarios and realizations and reliably update models.
  • Defines a rich set of subsurface data objects and enables transfer of detailed models and a variety of model types.
  • Improves efficiency for both petro-technical and IT professionals.

For more information on the challenges of subsurface workflows, how RESQML helps address them, and some key supported workflow use cases, see the RESQML Business Overview and Use Case Guide.

Figure 1.1.2-1 Implementing RESQML in software used in the E&P subsurface workflows streamlines data flow among the many different software packages used. The latest version supports more workflows and more flexible workflows. New capabilities provide a rich set of data objects, a well-defined knowledge hierarchy throughout the model, methods for specifying and transferring relationships among data objects, and the ability to group all of the information into a single, structured package.