|For Standard||RESQML v2.0.1|
One of the long-term goals for RESQML is to leverage other Energistics standards, such as WITSML and PRODML, to link the well-related information with the reservoir. However at the date of the release, the main well standard, WITSML v1.4.1, does not yet require use of a UUID, which limits the elements of WITSML which may currently be re-used.
Unlike WITSML, which is used to represent actual drilled wells, RESQML must be able to represent wellbores and associated information during the planning phase, before any administrative information (such as legal names, precise locations, etc.) about the well is available.
To fill these gaps, RESQML has adopted its own well-related data objects. These data objects have enough information to meet RESQML needs and can also be used as proxies for existing WITSML data objects.
These data objects are also compatible with the “What is a Well” approach as defined by PPDM (https://www.ppdm.org/ppdm-standards/what-is-a-well-definitions ).