Ocean Software Development Framework

Seamlessly integrate new technology and workflows into the Petrel E&P software platform with Ocean plug-ins.

Creating advantage

The Ocean software development framework gives oil and gas companies the freedom to create advantage. By building or integrating specialized technologies and workflows directly inside the Petrel platform, they can profit from proprietary technology and ideas, and immediately put innovation in the hands of their users. These capabilities can be developed internally, or by working with Ocean partners, to rapidly incorporate new science into company workflows.

Leveraging the Ocean framework with the Petrel platform, users can create best-in-class workflows without the disadvantages and inconvenience of fragmented multiple software solutions. Experienced company geoscientists and engineers, as well as new hires, are immediately able to access new technology in a familiar software environment to help accelerate project timelines. New software requirements can be deployed to support operations and key decision making processes faster than ever before.

Productive software development framework

The Ocean framework is based on state-of-the-art Microsoft technology. Complementing the existing range of comprehensive Petrel functionality, the Ocean framework gives companies the ability to create specialized solutions to solve complex problems by deploying software plug-ins. Developers are able to focus on innovation rather than infrastructure, to create and deploy new capabilities across an unrivalled spectrum of E&P disciplines. What once took months or weeks to develop, can now take only days or hours.

Ecosystem of software developers

Petrel users can easily expand their workflows using solutions developed by a large community of industry innovators. These capabilities can be developed internally or by leveraging the Ocean ecosystem of independent software providers, universities, oil companies, and the R&D breadth of Schlumberger, to provide best-in-class science within fully integrated workflows. 

Ocean Certified Partner program

The Ocean Certified Partner program is a worldwide initiative that brings together developers of high-quality Ocean plug-ins. The program allows selected Ocean Partners to access market and technology insights and strategies, helping them grow their Ocean business and skills. Members of the Ocean Certified Partner program can market their plug-ins and development services using the Ocean Certified Partner brand, automatically differentiating them from other Ocean partners in the marketplace.

Ocean plug-ins and the Ocean Store

The Ocean Store​ enables Petrel users to browse a diverse catalog of Ocean plug-ins for the Petrel platform.

Users can browse and download plug-ins, as well as order evaluation licenses or purchase full licenses for their workflows. The Ocean Store provides access to a continually growing set of plug-ins that provide new and diverse capabilities for end users.​​

Awards & Certification

World Oil® Award 2010 : New Horizons Idea
Schlumberger was awarded the New Horizons Idea Award for the Ocean software development framework at the ninth annual World Oil Awards in October 2010.
“The World Oil Awards represents our industry’s recognition of the importance of technological innovation, which is increasingly critical to develop new resources,” John Royall, President and CEO of Gulf Publishing said . “The oil and gas industry has met new challenges through innovation and technology with the aim of serving the world’s energy needs. Our industry continues to drill deeper, deal with higher temperatures and pressures, to explore and develop fields in deeper water, in the arctic, and in tight shale formations, which, until only recently, were not accessible.”