New Software Release

Petrel 2021.6 and Studio 2021.6 Now Available

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Product overview

The Petrel* E&P software platform offers geoscientists and engineers a single platform for collaborative workflows with best-in-class technology and leading innovation. From seismic processing to production, the Petrel platform enables seamless integration across all subsurface domains, helping users to deliver their best field development plan.

Our commitment to technology and quality is one of the guiding principles of SLB. Petrel 2021.6 delivers the latest updates in domain workflows, functionality, and productivity. It also leverages the power of the data ecosystem of the Delfi digital platform to bring the latest advances in cognitive technology to the platform—whether you’re working in the cloud or an on-premise setup.  

Learn more about Petrel and Studio

Release updates

Petrel 2021.6 is a quality and stability improvement release where we have focused on ensuring the platform is robust and easy to use. It also includes a few enhancements. Please read the release notes to find the full list of improvements and fixes delivered.

Check out the latest technology updates on the Petrel platform web page.


The focus of the Studio E&P knowledge platform has been improving performance for spatial filtering and transfer performance consistency when multiple users are transferring data between projects and the repository.


In Petrel 2021.6, a new map service authentication method has been added. The Petrel platform now supports oAuth 2.0 and SAML ArcGIS authentication bringing additional identity management.


An enhancement has been made in Petrel 2021.6 to optimize the stairstep gridding performance. For certain model configurations, typically large models, this leads to very significant reductions in runtime.


The Petrel platform and Studio platform bring benefits to all geoscientists and engineers, including seismic processors, seismic interpreters, geologists, reservoir modelers, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, production geologists, and data and information managers. They can be deployed by companies working in exploration, development, and production for either unconventional or conventional reservoirs and are now also fully used for developing new energy projects such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), geothermal, and wind farm site characterization.