XML Vocabularies and WebServices

An article on how a set of industry standard XML vocabularies like WITSML and PRODML along with WebServices is transforming the applications in the petro-chemical industry.

Currently, for example, the Petrotechnical Open Software Corp. (POSC) manages a real-time drilling data standard based on XML known as WITSML (Wellsite Information Transfer Standard Markup Language). WITSML was originally developed by BP, Statoil, and several large oilfield service companies to enable seamless transfer of wellsite data from the rig to software systems in the office, regardless of brand.

According to this article, there are two efforts required to build the next generation applications.

– A rich XML vocabulary specific to the organization and industry

– An incremental approach to WebServices