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IBM Natural Resources Framework

The IBM Natural Resources Framework is the software technology framework for IBM-selected business solutions including upstream and downstream petroleum, chemical production, metal manufacturing, mining and supply-chain optimization.

The Natural Resources Framework enables the full power of IBM software to integrate systems and processes across a broad range of business functions. This solution platform enhances and transforms your company’s business models and is designed to:

Business Partner applications contribute unique capabilities within the framework. Your solutions are validated in one of the following project areas:

  • - Scenario 1

    Your solution is able to connect to the Natural Resources Framework by achieving certification by the OPC Foundation as an OPC Classic Server for specific OPC specifications.

  • - Scenario 2

    Your solution can exploit key features of the Natural Resources Framework in one of two ways:

  • - Scenario 3

    Your solution is integrated directly with key products in the Natural Resources Framework. This scenario also requires that your solution meets the criteria for scenario 2.


With industry best practices and the exchange of ideas, IBM and our Business Partners can deliver inter-operable applications required to implement business solutions.

Validated Business Partner solutions

Framework integration resources

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