1.4 Acronyms and Terminology

Topic Version1Published10/16/2017
For StandardETPW14 v1

All terminology is defined in the ETP Specification and the Energistics Identifier Specification. However, some key terms are repeated here for convenience.




Energistics Transfer Protocol


JavaScript Object Notation. A text-based, lightweight data interchange format. http://www.json.org/. ETP supports binary and JSON encoding of data for transport.

simple streamer

A data provider with limited capabilities; for example, a simple streamer does not store historical data and may not be able to provide well and wellbore information.


Uniform resource identifier. A string of characters used to identify a resource, often at a location on the Internet.


Universally unique identifier as defined by RFC 4122 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4122 ). Internally represented by a 128-bit integer and usually represented as a 36 character sequence such as: 550e8400-e29b-41d4-a716-446655440000.