Living Digital is a series of podcasts on life in a digital E&P world. 

Hear from petrotechnical professionals, geoscientists, engineers and coders–and a few senior execs–as they transform tasks and tackle everyday challenges in upstream oil and gas. The series is a window into hands-on collaborations that solve the big and the small issues in our industry.


Episode 8: Energy Transition: Reducing methane emissions in oil and gas

As the energy industry considers how we can make a meaningful contribution to the energy transition, it would be difficult to place too much emphasis on the important role reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations will play. This is because methane is simply much more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Calculations on the effect of methane emissions on climate change over a 100-year period have shown that emissions of one ton of methane, will have the same effect as 28 tons of carbon dioxide.

As methane does not remain in the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, acting now can make a huge difference in the short-term. Within oil and gas operations, methane emissions are highly actionable, and there are a range of ways to rapidly reduce the footprint of the industry.

Listen to “Energy Transition: Reducing methane emissions in oil and gas" to hear Drew Pomerantz, GHG emissions principal, and Sam Tilley, energy transition – market and business analyst, both from Schlumberger, discuss how we can reduce methane emissions in our industry to help achieve industry targets for a net-zero world.





Episode 7: In conversation with OMV, part 2: Starting the digital journey

Listen to our latest podcast to hear OMV’s Markus Berghofer, Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation join Trygve Randen, director Digital Subsurface Solutions, Schlumberger, to discuss the ambitious partnership that saw the two organizations working together to achieve OMV’s digital transformation goals, including outlining the key success factors and levels of collaboration required to make the partnership work.


Come and see OMV and Schlumberger at ADIPEC—November 15, 1.00 p.m.­—on booth 4330—where the conversation continues…LIVE!





Episode 6: In conversation with OMV, part 1: Starting the digital journey

By harnessing the power of AI, big data and cloud computing, E&P operators are performing everyday tasks faster, with more accuracy, and at global scale. But what are the realities of digital transformation? What does an oil and gas operator have to consider before beginning its digital journey? How do you avoid the pitfalls and what timescales can be achieved? 

In this podcast, Schlumberger’s head of product for digital planning and applications, Richard Torrens, sits down with OMV’s head of technology applications, Roman Spitzer, to reveal what the two companies have learned by working together on OMV’s digital journey.


THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES...Join us LIVE at ADIPEC on the Schlumberger booth (No. 4330) at 1.00 p.m. November 15, where Markus Berghofer, Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation joins Trygve Randen, director Digital Subsurface Solutions, Schlumberger, will discuss how they approached their ambitious partnership to achieve OMV’s digital transformation goals.





Episode 5: Why liberating data will change the energy industry forever

Better use of data is already changing the way the energy industry works. Organizations are implementing strategies that leverage AI, Industrial Internet of Things, advanced analytics, machine learning, and automation to realize the seemingly endless possibilities to work better and improve performance. This is the promise of digital transformation and it requires immediate and broad access to all relevant data from anywhere for any digital solution.




Episode 4: Digital Leadership: Expanding The Boundaries

We brought together executives from Chevron, Conoco Philips, Microsoft, IBM and Schlumberger for a discussion on partnering to accelerate digital transformation in the energy industry—originally recorded for our online conference in October 2020. Hear first hand from some of the biggest names in energy and tech as they discuss how digital technology will continue to impact our industry.

Discussion featuring Darryl Willis Vice President, Energy Industry, Microsoft, Kevin Chambers Vice President Subsurface, Chevron, Michael Shirk, Manager, Enterprise and Lower 48 IT, ConocoPhillips, Manish Chawla, Global Managing Director, Energy, Resources & Manufacturing, IBM, Rajeev Sonthalia, President Digital & Integration, Schlumberger. Moderated by Eithne Treanor.




Episode 3: AI in the hands of geoscientists—automating geophysical interpretation

As Schlumberger launches the industry’s first enterprise-grade automated geophysical interpretation solutions powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, we’ve brought together a panel of geoscientists to discuss the new technology and answer a fundamental question of digital transformation in our industry:

“To what extent can we rely on computers to do geophysical interpretation?” Specific focus is placed on seismic fault interpretation and fault extraction.

Host: Morten Jensen, Digital Innovation Projects Manager

Panelists: Surender Manral, Geophysics Portfolio Manager, Olesya Zimina, Senior Product Analyst Geophysics, Sam Tilley, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Group Project Manager (D&I).




Episode 2: When 1+1 is greater than 2. Fast analytics meets E&P.

Learn about the state of analytics in upstream oil and gas in 2020. Understand the power of data visualization to make smarter, faster decisions. Find out what our industry can learn from NASA and Formula One. Download ‘When 1+1 is greater than 2. Fast analytics meets E&P’, the second podcast in the Living Digital series, revealing the digital technologies shaping the future—and present—of oil & gas.

Featuring Dan Streetman, CEO of TIBCO, and Trygve Randen, Digital Subsurface Solutions Director, Schlumberger. 




Episode 1: President or Coder? AI. We’re All In.

Artificial Intelligence promises to help E&P professionals perform everyday tasks faster, better and at a much bigger scale. But what does that actually look like and how difficult is it? Schlumberger Software president Trygve Randen finds out in a 1-2-1 tutorial with Florian Douetteau from AI leader Dataiku.