Oil and gas giant Schlumberger launches new solution on the Microsoft Cloud, drilling down on collaboration and planning

 |   Bill Briggs


Oil and gas worker checking his mobile device on site.

Microsoft Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie took the stage Wednesday at the Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS) Global Forum 2017 in Paris to announce that oilfield services giant Schlumberger and Microsoft are working together to digitize the business of oil and gas drilling.

Also on Wednesday, Schlumberger introduced the DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution, which will leverage Microsoft Azure and the Azure Stack hybrid cloud solution and Microsoft’s collaboration solutions. Schlumberger, headquartered in Houston, works in more than 85 countries and employs about 100,000 around the world.

“Through DrillPlan, we are delivering a radical new way of working that will give our customers faster and higher quality drilling plans by enabling the automation of repetitive tasks and validation workflows, leading to a more coherent approach,” says Gavin Rennick, president of software integrated solutions at Schlumberger.

DrillPlan enhances user collaboration and provides a new way of working for drilling teams. The solution offers operators and service companies access to all the data and science needed in a single, common system – creating a circular workflow in which plans are improved as new data is added. This enables future drilling programs to benefit from prior experience, fueling a digital era that’s already modernizing the oil and gas sector.

“As the oil and gas industry continues to evolve and demand more digital capabilities, our partnership with Schlumberger will allow us to remain on the forefront of innovation,” Guthrie said.

In addition, interoperability with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams will empower fresh levels of collaboration among teams and stakeholders. Microsoft is currently working with Schlumberger on several other apps. DrillPlan joins Schlumberger’s OLGA and INTERSECT high-performance computing simulation services currently running on Azure.

Read more on the new solution in the Schlumberger news release.

Bill Briggs
Microsoft News Center Staff

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