Schlumberger enters tri-partite digital collaboration

Sept. 17, 2019

Offshore staff

MONACOSchlumberger, Chevron, and Microsoft will collaborate on development of petrotechnical and digital technologies, the companies announced at the SIS Global Forum 2019.

According to Schlumberger, extracting insights from data can be difficult when information gets trapped in internal silos.

Schlumberger described DELFI as a secure, scalable and open cloud-based environment providing seamless E&P software technology across exploration, development, production, and midstream.

Chevron and Schlumberger plan to accelerate deployment of DELFI solutions in Azure, with support from Microsoft.

They will also look to ensure the software developments comply with the latest standards in terms of security, performance, release management, and are compatible with the Open Subsurface Data Universe Data Platform.

The three phases of the collaboration will start with deployment of the Petrotechnical Suite in the DELFI environment, followed by the development of cloud-native applications on Azure, and finally a suite of cognitive computing native capabilities across the E&P value chain tailored to Chevron’s needs.

Olivier Le Peuch, CEO of Schlumberger, said: “Never before has our industry seen a collaboration of this kind, and of this scale. Working together will accelerate faster innovation with better results, marking the beginning of a new era in our industry…”

Joseph C. Geagea, executive vice president, technology, projects and services, Chevron, said: “We believe this industry-first advancement will dramatically accelerate the speed with which we can analyze data to generate new exploration opportunities and bring prospects to development more quickly and with more certainty.

“It will pull vast quantities of information into a single source amplifying our use of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing built on an open data ecosystem.”