14.1 Introduction

Topic Version1Published09/11/2015
For StandardRESQML v2.0.1

RESQML is an XML- and HDF5-based data-exchange standard that facilitates reliable, automated exchange of data among software packages used along the subsurface workflow. RESQML consists of a set of XML schemas (XSD files) and other standards-based technology, which developers implement into software packages. RESQML-compliant software can read and write this standard, common format, eliminating data incompatibility and the need for reformatting.

This document lists and defines all classes, complex types, elements and associations in the XML schemas that make up RESQML. Chapters 2-7 and Appendix A are generated from the RESQML Enterprise Architecture (EA) project.

  • For more details on how RESQML works, see the RESQML Technical Usage Guide.
  • For an overview of the business value—how RESQML helps solve challenges in subsurface workflows—and a representative list of supported use cases, see the RESMQL Business Overview and Use Case Guide.

For links to these documents, see 14.1.4 Resource Set .