The Evolving Role of the Geoscientist for a Sustainable Future

For as far back as I can remember I have been passionate about social and environmental sustainability and the possibilities to advance this agenda within our sector...
Emer Caslin · Apr 06, 2021 · 8 min Read

The Value of Well Barrier Schematics

The Value of Well Barrier Schematics

More engineers are creating digital well barrier plans in one common cloud-based repository—with a two-barrier philosophy as the backbone—to plan for the safety of their wells throughout the entire life cycle.
Estelle Pettersen & Trine Bakke  · Mar 04, 2021 · 3 min Read

In the Shoes of a Schlumberger Fellow - Schlumberger Software Blog

In the Shoes of a Schlumberger Fellow

The oil industry is a model for all others in achievement and approach to human capital. Schlumberger, in particular, has been a guiding light even when navigating recent extremely difficult times.
Oliver C. Mullins  · Feb 08, 2021 · 7 min Read

Art vs Science - Evolution of the Digital Driller

Art vs Science—Evolution of the Digital Driller

There is no doubt in my mind that the best driller can out drill the best artificial intelligence (AI) out there. It’s not “go” that we are playing on the rig after all. If it would only be that simple!
Crispin Chatar  · Jan 15, 2021 · 9 min Read

Using Blockchain and Market Mechanism to Unlock Investment in Carbon Reduction

Using Blockchain and Market Mechanism to Unlock Investment in Carbon Reduction

One of the key issues in reducing emissions from large stationary sources like power plants or cement factories is the sheer cost associated with capturing the carbon dioxide and storing it underground. It is a daunting prospect even for large industrial players.
Damien Gerard  · Jan 08, 2021 · 5 min Read

Quantum Computing Applications for the Energy Industry

Quantum Computing Applications for the Energy Industry

Many have probably heard of quantum computing, including a lot of recent news about its promised ability to compute solutions to problems currently unachievable by even the largest supercomputer built to date.
Rodney Lessard  · Dec 16, 2020 · 10 min Read

Modeling Hydraulic Fractures - Schlumberger Software Blog

Modeling Hydraulic Fractures

Since the first hydraulic fracturing job in the 1940s the technology has evolved continuously. In North America, around 70 percent of the new wells drilled are horizontal wells that require hydraulic fracturing to produce at economical rates.
Raj Banerjee  · Nov 30, 2020 · 6 min Read

Everything about Hydrogen, Schlumberger blog

Hydrogen on the Horizon 

The world is changing rapidly, and the pandemic of 2020 has accelerated plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly in Europe. A growing number of governments are putting “net zero” targets into law. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) metrics are motivating investment decisions globally.
David Snoswell  · Nov 17, 2020 · 7 min Read

The birth of the ExplorePlan accelerated exploration planning solution

The Birth of the ExplorePlan Accelerated Exploration Planning Solution 

Having recently launched the ExplorePlan accelerated planning solution to the market as a new cloud-native planning solution in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment designed for the exploration domain, we wanted to take the opportunity in this blog to explain how this solution was conceptualized and expose some of the process that has got the solution to where it is today.
Sofie Nollet, Claire Castagnac & Fredrik Stabell  · Oct 30, 2020 · 7 min Read

Machine Learning - Schlumberger

Top 10 Success Factors for Effective Machine Learning Projects 

For almost a decade now I have been involved in managing innovation centers, innovation programs and a wide range of industry collaborations to envision, develop and bring new solutions based on machine learning (ML) to our customers in petroleum and renewable energy.
Morten Jensen  · Oct 30, 2020 · 9 min Read

Schlumberger Software Technology Innovation Center

Academia meets Corporate

400+ Universities worldwide, 1500+ new key profile hires, 900+ interns per year, multiple consortiums and R&D collaborations… Those were numbers I saw when I became Director University Collaborations in 2018.
Marina Bulova  · Oct 14, 2020 · 4 min Read

Reservoir simulation for CO2 storage studies

Reservoir Simulation for CO2 Studies

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) initiatives are making international headlines this year. Many governments are setting targets for carbon neutrality to be reached in the near future...
Marie Ann Giddins  · Oct 6, 2020 · 7 min Read

Virtual Twin

Virtual Twin for Oilfield

I love science fiction. Historically science fiction was the entrepreneurs’ inspiration and motivation source. By chance or not, but some of the “future” stuff came from science fiction....
Andrey Konchenko · Oct 1, 2020 · 6 min Read

Order Leadtime Prediction - Schlumberger Software

Order Leadtime - Predict the Unpredictable

To manage a high-performance supply chain, it is critical to understand exactly when products will be delivered and what the lead time for their delivery is. Lead time in this context ...
Luke van der Waals, Jairaj Shetty & Raj Kumar · Sep 24, 2020 · 5 min Read

The power of offset well knowledge - buried on reports?

The power of offset well knowledge… buried on reports?

I vividly remember that first taxi ride through the canals of The Hague, cruising through the streets on a cold night ...
Berenice Aldaz · Sep 15, 2020 · 6 min Read

Driving Performance with Digital - Schlumberger

Digital has always been in our DNA!

Today, we may consider ourselves fortunate to live in a time of dramatic, rapid change, and witness the beginnings of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...
Peadar McKevitt · Sep 9, 2020 · 8 min Read

Application of mathematics to real world problems

Applications of mathematics to real world problems: a research career from medical imaging to oil business

It all starts with a female postdoc position in Norway...
Aicha Bounaim · Aug 26, 2020 · 7 min Read

Data Science for All

Data Science for All!

The energy industry is facing a dynamic business environment with significant economic pressures over the last few years, to say the least...
Sampath Reddy - Jimmy Klinger · Aug 18, 2020 · 8 min Read

Schlumberger Blog: Analog to digital - Field geology and collaboration through the lens of a simple geologist and 4K drone

Analog to digital: Field geology and collaboration through the lens of a simple geologist and a 4K drone

As a young student I was searching for a direction, a new branch that would make sense. A couple of branches were already broken; art—couldn’t get in, mathematics—didn’t have the brain. Geology came as a surprising option...
Tormod Slettemeas · Aug 4, 2020 · 4 min Read

Schlumberger Blog - Digitalization for Subsea Asset Integrity Inspection

Digitalization for Subsea Asset Integrity Inspection: Bridging the Gap between Human Operators and Intelligent Robots

Various industries have started to take advantage of advanced technologies, such as computer vision, robotics to automate operations, increase production...
Nader Salman · Jul 28, 2020 · 3 min Read

A short history of geomechanics in Schlumberger

A short history of geomechanics in Schlumberger

How the fledgling software, Petrel, grew into multifunctional industry-favorite, the Petrel E&P software platform...
Juliane Heiland · Jul 21, 2020 · 5 min Read

From Petrel to DELFI 2020

20 years of Petrel: From a precious dongle…to DELFI Petrotechnical Suite

How the fledgling software, Petrel, grew into multifunctional industry-favorite, the Petrel E&P software platform...
Caroline Le Turdu · Jul 14, 2020 · 6 min Read

Leveraging AI to support managers

Leveraging AI to support managers with Insights for improving employee performance appraisal

It was an ordinary Schlumberger, passionate, discussion about business in Q2 of 2019 with a colleague in operations that triggered events leading...
Modhar Khan · Jul 7, 2020 · 4 min Read

When mechanics meets sub-surface modeling

When mechanics meets sub-surface modeling

During daytime I develop algorithms to better represent the sub-surface and work on Petrel’s Structural Modeling development project...
Thomas Laverne · Jun 30, 2020 · 3 min Read

Towards an unstructured future

Towards an unstructured future

When I started working on meshes, my mentor once told me “if you want a brilliant career that very few will ever notice, becoming an expert in meshes is the way to go”. And indeed, it certainly does not have the wide exposure...
Thomas Viard · Jun 23, 2020 · 5 min Read

Natural language processing in oil & gas

Natural Language Processing: The New Frontier in Oil and Gas

You probably saw the news on the latest digital assistant that can book your next haircut appointment over the phone. And heard about the AI algorithm that can answer eighth grade elementary science questions...
Zikri Bayraktar · Jun 16, 2020 · 4 min Read

Solving the challenge of seismic data management

Solving the challenge of seismic data management—from compression to open-sourcing

The challenges orbiting around seismic data are probably very peculiar and unique to our industry. The sizes of such data have grown...
Victor Aarre - Jimmy Klinger · Jun 12, 2020 · 12 min read


How GPM made its way into the Petrel platform. A technical journey… or is it?

SIS VP of technology (Meyer B) asks myself & and Rod Laver (another getting-grey-hair-guy at the time) to go find some geoscience software that will make a difference...
Alex Wilson · Jun 2, 2020 · 14 min read

Schlumberger Blog - Digital Transformation-Understanding the How

Digital Transformation - Understanding the "How"

In our previous blog post, we’ve explored the importance of establishing the reason (i.e. the “Why”) to rally the organization to transform...
Alvin See · May 27, 2020 · 4 min Read

A slightly biased short history of Geostatistics

A Slightly Biased Short History of Geostatistics

Geostatistics has deep roots. Some of the technical results date back to Kolmogorov and Wiener’s independent work on time series in the 1930s and 1940s...
Colin Daly · May 19, 2020 · 6 min Read

Schlumberger Digital Transformation Consulting

Energized Collaboration

I have been fully immersed in the digital transformation movement for over 6 years now, establishing and leading the Schlumberger digital innovation center...
Morten Jensen · Apr 15, 2020 · 4 min read

Artificial Intelligence Initiation Tips in the Oil & Gast Industry

AI – Project Initiation Tips

I will try to give you my approach about Artificial Intelligence in this industry. I will try to give you my approach about Artificial Intelligence...
Laurent Butre · Apr 15, 2020 · 4 min read

Schlumberger Digital Transformation Consulting

Digital Transformation—Starting with "Why"

Searching Digital Transformation on the internet returns >400mn results. Yet many organizations find it difficult to put a finger on it with senior stakeholder feedback...
Alvin See · Apr 15, 2020 · 3 min Read