Investor Highlights Archive

Digital adoption across the industry continues to gather momentum, evolving how customers access and use their data, improving or creating new workflows, and applying AI to boost performance in the office and in the field. Customers are adopting our industry-leading digital platform and edge solutions to solve new challenges and improve operational performance.

A Platform That Liberates Data and Drives Collaboration

Driving Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation with the DELFI Platform

ConocoPhillips has awarded Schlumberger the deployment of its enterprise-wide, cloud-based DELFI cognitive E&P environment. ConocoPhillips will use Schlumberger digital solutions enabled by the DELFI environment to bring its reservoir engineering modeling, data, and workflows to the cloud. Upon completion of the integration, ConocoPhillips reservoir engineers will have access to cloud-based, high-performance computing resources in the DELFI environment as well as Schlumberger's reservoir engineering solutions—including the Petrel E&P software platform's Petrel Reservoir Engineering, INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator, and ECLIPSE industry-reference reservoir simulator.


Collaboration Developing AI

Delivering on AI—Collaboration Hub Opens in Houston, Texas

Schlumberger expanded its INNOVATION FACTORI network with the opening of a new center in Houston, Texas, the first INNOVATION FACTORI center in North America. Through INNOVATION FACTORI, customers can turn promising concepts into fully deployed, enterprise-scale AI and digital solutions that extract maximum value from data. Customers benefit from an agile approach by leveraging the DELFI cognitive E&P environment, which seamlessly integrates with Agora edge AI and IoT solutions. Customers also have access to a powerful machine learning platform with unrivalled AI capabilities through Schlumberger's partnership with Dataiku. Together with Dataiku, Schlumberger is enabling customers to leverage a single, centralized platform to design, deploy, govern, and manage AI and analytics applications—allowing everyday users to develop 'low-code no-code' AI solutions.

To meet growing demand, Schlumberger customers are pursuing more offshore and deepwater oil and gas projects that require advanced technology—particularly for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) conditions—to bring resources to market. Schlumberger is increasingly being selected for these projects for its performance in execution and innovative technology that enhances customer success.

Offshore Activity on Multiple Rigs

Accelerating Activity Offshore Azerbaijan

bp has awarded Schlumberger a three-year contract for comprehensive services on six rigs operating offshore Azerbaijan. The scope of the contract covers drilling and measurement, drilling fluids, cementing, bits, and mud logging—including operations on challenging high-pressure, deepwater gas wells in the Shah Deniz Field. Both companies collaborated closely to design the most efficient technical solutions, supported by innovative operating and commercial models, to achieve a step change in total cost of ownership for bp. The contract will commence in the second quarter of 2022.

Unlocking HPHT Resources in the Gulf of Mexico

HPHT Technology to Unlock Offshore Gulf of Mexico Potential

Schlumberger was awarded contracts by BOE Exploration & Production LLC for multiple work scopes in the Gulf of Mexico. The awards include contracts for the supply of services and equipment for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) drilling on the Shenandoah Phase I development project, as well as the supply of advanced completions valve technology—GeoGuard high-performance deepwater safety valves—for the project. Shenandoah drilling will employ our capability and technology to help maximize value for development of the lower Tertiary formation, which comprises high-pressure reservoirs. Schlumberger will bring years of technical experience and leading HPHT technology to the project in collaboration with the operator. Drilling is slated to commence in 2022.

During the quarter, Schlumberger introduced several new technologies and received recognition for industry-advancing innovation. Schlumberger's latest technology integrates the power of digital to drive performance even farther for customers, as they seek to deliver energy to the world.

Geosphere 360 Service Provides 3D Imaging of Reservoir Bodies

GeoSphere 360 3D Reservoir Mapping-While-Drilling Service Maximizes Reservoir Potential

Schlumberger announced the introduction of the GeoSphere 360 3D reservoir mapping-while-drilling service, which leverages advanced cloud and digital solutions to deliver real-time 3D profiling of reservoir objects. Using GeoSphere 360 3D service, customers can now place fewer, higher-quality wells with greater certainty and confidence, improving returns from complex reservoirs and reducing the carbon intensity of field development. Unlike conventional technologies, 3D reservoir mapping while drilling identifies fluid bodies and faults—at reservoir scale—which is unique in the industry.

In the North Sea, Equinor used the new Schlumberger GeoSphere 360 3D service to provide a complete 3D structural understanding of a key section of a well, which led to the delivery of nearly 100 m of extra net pay interval. Subsurface insight from GeoSphere 360 3D service informed Equinor's high-angle well placement that optimized total hydrocarbon recovery. Geosteering support from the top of the reservoir to the main section of the horizontal interval resulted in Equinor electing to extend the well in the reservoir pay zone, improving project economics.

Our industry must advance sustainability in its operations, reducing environmental impact while contributing to the stability of global energy supply. Schlumberger continues to create and apply technology to reduce emissions from customer operations.

Emissions Measurement Solutions

Schlumberger End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES)

During the quarter, the company formally launched the Schlumberger End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES) business, which offers a comprehensive set of services and cutting-edge technologies designed to give operators a robust and scalable solution for measuring, monitoring, reporting, and—ultimately— eliminating methane and routine flare emissions from their operations. Methane and flare emissions currently account for more than 60% of operators' direct—or Scope 1 and 2—greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. SEES delivers a holistic approach to enable operators to develop a successful methane emissions elimination strategy. The approach enables customers to plan, measure, and act using the industry's first methane emissions digital platform, accessible in the DELFI environment, providing a comprehensive and differentiated path for operators to achieve their decarbonization objectives.

As activity growth accelerates, Schlumberger's performance differentiation, technology, and integration capabilities continue to earn customer recognition and contract awards for all types of oil and gas projects, from short- and long-cycle development to exploration—including offshore and deepwater.

Subsea Well Construction and Intervention

Deepwater Returns in the Gulf of Mexico

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. awarded Schlumberger contracts for integrated well construction and wireline services for deepwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Schlumberger was awarded the contracts for integrated services and technology for deepwater wells, in addition to subsea services previously awarded for another high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) deepwater Gulf of Mexico project. The integrated contract includes well construction, for which Schlumberger will bring specific technologies suited for HPHT environments as well as digital capabilities that will enhance overall project execution, efficiency, and safety, including the Performance Live remote operation service.

Schlumberger technologies—which won an array of innovation awards in 2021, including an Offshore Technology Conference Spotlight on New Technology, six World Oil Awards, and two Hart Energy's E&P Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation—and peer-leading execution capabilities are making significant performance impacts for customers, who are increasingly adopting technologies that help them create differentiated value.

XBolt G2 Accelerated Drilling Service

Drilling Performance Step Change in the Permian and Delaware Basins

In the Permian Basin, an ExxonMobil and Schlumberger partnership enabled the reduction of drilling rig days by 34% across five wells, performance that will enable ExxonMobil to drill more wells per year with the same number of rigs. An integrated fit-for-basin technology package, including the PowerDrive Orbit G2 rotary steerable system and XBolt G2 accelerated drilling service—controlled from the ExxonMobil Remote Operations Center in Houston—enabled ExxonMobil to drill its first Delaware Basin well in less than nine days and achieve similar performance with five total record-setting wells. Compared to prior target performance benchmarks, a total reduction of more than 26 drilling days was realized for these five wells.

Integrate Fracturing Performance

Delivering Global Top Quartile Fracturing Performance in the Middle East

In the fourth quarter of 2021, Schlumberger commenced integrated stimulation operations at Jafurah, the largest unconventional nonassociated gas field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The combination of cutting-edge technology, fully integrated supply chain, and close project management collaboration between Aramco and Schlumberger resulted in more than 35% improvement in stages per month. This new performance benchmark matches that of top-quartile stimulation fleets in United States unconventional assets during 2021—a key ambition set between Schlumberger and Aramco on the path to deliver the full potential of the Jafurah project.

The adoption of Schlumberger's comprehensive digital platform continues to accelerate as customers advance their digital transformation and apply digital solutions to improve productivity and efficiency. Furthermore, the use cases for Schlumberger digital solutions also continue to expand into adjacent sectors, increasing the total addressable market and enabling decarbonization in and beyond the oil and gas industry.

Northern Lights CO2 Transport and Storage Project

Schlumberger Digital Platform Selected for Northern Lights CO2 Storage Project

Schlumberger will deploy the DELFI cognitive E&P environment on the Norwegian CO2 project by the Northern Lights Joint Venture (NL), to streamline subsurface workflows and longer-term modeling and surveillance of CO2 sequestration. NL was established to develop the world's first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, providing accelerated decarbonization opportunities for European industries, with an ambition to store up to 5 million metric tons of CO2 per year based on market demand. Northern Lights is part of Longship—Norway's largest climate initiative—which comprises a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, covering capture, transport, and storage of CO2.

In Schlumberger New Energy, we are forging partnerships to apply a portfolio of low-carbon and carbon-neutral energy technologies across industries, contributing to a more sustainable future energy mix.

Genvia Hydrogen Technology and Pilot Project Partners

Schlumberger New Energy Hydrogen Venture Signs Pilot Agreements in Steel and Cement Industries

Schlumberger New Energy, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and partners have announced the signature of pilot project agreements with leading steel and cement companies on the pathway to net zero in those industries. In the steel industry, Genvia has agreed pilot projects with ArcelorMittal Méditerranée, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, a world leader in the steel industry; and Ugitech—part of Swiss Steel Group, a world leader in long stainless-steel products. In the cement industry, Genvia has agreed pilot projects with Vicat, a cement production group; and Hynamics—a low-carbon and renewable-hydrogen solutions subsidiary of EDF group. Genvia aims to deliver the highest green-hydrogen creation efficiency, resulting in significantly less electricity use per kilogram of hydrogen produced.

In addition to reducing CO2 emissions in oil and gas operations, Schlumberger domain expertise and experience are winning project awards to enable other industries to produce carbon-negative energy.

Celsius Energy Solution Using Geoenergy for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Geoenergy Venture Celsius Announces Commercial Agreements in France and North America

Celsius Energy, a Schlumberger New Energy venture that provides geoenergy technology for zero-carbon heating and cooling of buildings, has expanded its commercial operations in Europe and North America. In France, a leading healthcare company has selected the Celsius Energy solution in two new developments, and feasibility studies for implementation at additional facilities is ongoing. In the US, Celsius Energy completed its first operation during the fourth quarter of 2021 at a prestigious East Coast university campus, opening new market opportunities for the expansion of Celsius Energy solutions. During COP26, more than 1,000 cities committed to the UN-backed "Cities Race to Zero" campaign, while companies and municipalities globally have advanced net-zero targets and commitments to address global greenhouse gas emissions. Celsius Energy is uniquely positioned to support these commitments, contributing to global decarbonization.

Schlumberger continues to win a growing number of contract awards, both on land and offshore, based on technology differentiation and integration capabilities driving performance, by improving recovery and reducing time to first production.

Digital rendering of hydraulic fracturing operations as part of an integrated stimulation technology and services contract

Integration and Fit-for-Basin Technology Drive Major Unconventional Stimulation Project Award in Saudi Arabia

Schlumberger was awarded a multibillion dollar (USD) integrated stimulation technology and services contract by Saudi Aramco for its unconventional gas resources. Fit-for-basin technologies will enable operational performance and efficiency, in a work scope that includes the full suite of products and services for hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing intervention, wireline services, Cameron hydraulic fracturing trees with MonoFlex dual-connection fracturing fluid delivery technology, and flow back. Mobilization is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Graphical representation of the Sakarya offshore gas field depicting subsurface completions, subsea production systems (SPS), and an early production facility (EPF)

Subsurface-to-Facility Integration Capability Secures Significant Offshore Gas Development Award

Schlumberger was awarded a significant contract by Turkish Petroleum (TP) for end-to-end production solutions for the greenfield Phase 1 development of the Sakarya Field, Turkey's largest gas reserve. The integrated project scope will cover subsurface solutions to onshore production, including well completions, subsea production systems (SPS), and an early production facility capable of handling up to 350 MMscf/d of gas. Through this integration, from subsurface to processing facility, pipeline-ready gas will be delivered on an accelerated timeline.


Digital transformation is a key part of the industry's future. Through our digital platform we are delivering performance impact for customers.

The DrillOps on-target well delivery solution enables automated drilling solutions

Paving the Way to Fully Autonomous Drilling with the First Automated Section Drilled at the Hebron Platform

Offshore Canada, Schlumberger and ExxonMobil Canada are jointly working on the deployment of digital drilling solutions, which recently enabled ExxonMobil Canada to complete the first fully automated section drilled at the Hebron platform. This was achieved with a combination of DrillOps on-target well delivery solution, including the DrillOps Automate drilling solution, and the Cameron DrillPilot equipment sequencing software for pipe handling automation. ExxonMobil Canada and its co-venturers on Hebron have agreed to a commercial implementation of the DrillOps Automate solution in its offshore operations. These digital solutions are expected to create a step change in procedural adherence, consistency, standardization, and operational efficiency across rig crews and enable close integration of well construction planning and execution phases in the future.

Schlumberger Transition Technologies are being increasingly adopted by customers as they address their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, a commitment we share with our own Scope 3 reduction targets. These technologies accelerate both our customers' and Schlumberger's journey to net zero.

Zero-flaring solutions integrate several technologies to deliver environmental benefits, such as VX Spectra

Zero-Flaring Solution Avoids More Than 240,000 Metric Tons of CO2e Emissions

In Kazakhstan, Schlumberger has deployed a zero-flaring well test and cleanup solution with Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.—jointly operated by Shell and Eni—that has avoided the equivalent of more than 240,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions to date. Incorporating unique Schlumberger technologies such as Vx Spectra surface multiphase flowmeter, high pressure separators, and REDA Multiphase HPS horizontal multistage surface pumps, this project is first-of-a-kind in the world and is aligned with the long-term net-zero goals of both JV partners and Schlumberger, as well as the country's environmental goals.

Electric Subsurface intelligent completions allow operators to enhance production efficiency

Accelerating Gas Production by 7 Months and Electrifying Production Systems

Offshore Trinidad and Tobago, Schlumberger helped bp achieve first gas seven months ahead of schedule in the Matapal Field. In collaboration with bp, OneSubsea leveraged its experience to deploy its first all-electric manifold and three 10,000-psi subsea trees with integral Vx Omni subsea multiphase flowmeters. Agile subsea production systems (SPS) also enabled bp to capitalize on standardized hardware and reduce project-specific engineering. This contributed to reaching first gas in just three years from contract award, as compared to the four years for similar previous developments.

In addition to reducing CO2 emissions in oil and gas operations, Schlumberger domain expertise and experience are winning project awards to enable other industries to produce carbon-negative energy.

FS Bioenergia plant will produce carbon-negative energy though the use of carbon capture and storage solutions

Schlumberger Wins CCS Contract to Support Carbon-Negative Biofuel Production

FS Bioenergia has awarded Schlumberger Brazil's first carbon capture and storage project, which will support the production of carbon-negative biofuels. Under the agreement, Schlumberger will conduct reservoir studies, design, and manage drilling of injection wells, perform injectivity tests, and monitor storage once injection commences. The project, to be built at the site of the FS Bioenergia processing plant in Lucas do Rio Verde, is anticipated to process and store 430,000 tons of CO2 per year upon completion, scheduled for 2024.

Schlumberger is innovating and deploying technology and digital solutions that are helping to build a more efficient and sustainable industry that delivers higher value and lower carbon.

Skid with the Schlumberger CO<sub>2</sub> capture solution CYNARA system

Separating and Capturing More Than 200 Megatons of CO2 with 99.5% Uptime

In West Texas, a Schlumberger CO2 capture technology—the CYNARA acid gas removal membrane system—has enabled the separation of more than 200 megatons of CO2 from natural gas for Kinder Morgan, one of the largest midstream operators in North America. Kinder Morgan's SACROC facility is the world's first commercial CO2 plant for enhanced oil recovery applications, in which CO2 is captured for reinjection into producing reservoirs, avoiding gas flaring and vented emissions. The CYNARA system has a proprietary membrane design with the most efficient surface area in the market, which is critical for scaling CO2 separation and capture. This provides higher efficiency CO2 separation without chemicals, reducing cost and environmental impact, while delivering a track record of 99.5% uptime throughout more than 35 years of facility operations.

Illustration of Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform

Reducing Flaring and Accelerating Time to First Production

In Russia, Schlumberger helped Rosneft accelerate time to first production by applying a world-first combination of Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform sampling and deep transient testing services on wireline with surface testing. This fit-for-basin approach enabled the Rosneft team to effectively and efficiently test multizone reservoirs in remote fields, avoiding more than 7,104 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions and reducing operational time while gathering data to guide faster field development. This new reservoir testing approach incorporating the Ora platform enables earlier gas production by reducing exploration well construction time and optimizing the field appraisal life cycle.

Schlumberger continues to win major contracts based on integrating our leading technologies and services supporting increased efficiency while improving asset performance, sustainably.

GeoSphere HD

Multiwell Integrated Development Optimizing Well Placement in Real-Time Offshore

In Norway, Equinor ASA awarded Schlumberger an integrated contract for up to 23 wells in its Breidablikk development in the North Sea. Schlumberger will supply drilling services, well construction fluids, cementing, electric wireline logging, and completions. Due to the complexity of the reservoir and Equinor's focus on maximizing the potential of people and assets, the project will implement digital well planning, automation, and advanced remote operations. In addition, a cloud-enabled 3D workflow—developed jointly with Equinor using data from the GeoSphere HD reservoir mapping-while-drilling service—will be used to optimize well placement in real time. The contract also includes 18 PhaseWatcher subsea multiphase flowmeters from OneSubsea®, with an option for eight additional units. Work will commence in the spring of 2022.


Schlumberger drilling engineer holding a tablet wearing full PPE standing in front of a drilling run with a sunset and digital representations of data overlaying the image

Integrated Solution Secures Contract Award to Deliver 96 new wells in Southern Iraq

In Iraq, Schlumberger was awarded a contract, valued at USD 480 million, to drill 96 wells in southern Iraq for ExxonMobil, which operates the giant West Qurna 1 Field owned by Basra Oil Company. Building on a track record of integrated well construction performance in Iraq, Schlumberger will drill these wells over a period of 4.5 years, with well designs varying from laterals exceeding 2,000 m, upsized big-bore wells, and barefoot completions. In addition to vast project management experience and state-of-the-art technologies, Schlumberger digital capabilities will further enhance overall project execution, supporting operational safety and optimized drilling efficiency.

The recovery is driving increased activity across the E&P value chain, including offshore, where Schlumberger is being chosen as the partner with the broadest scope and deepest capability.

Illustration of subsea production systems planning with digital renderings of subsea floor and equipment placement

Subsea Equipment and Service Award in the Deepwater Buzios Field Builds on In-Country Value

Petrobras awarded OneSubsea an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract, valued at more than USD 180 million, for the provision of subsea production systems equipment and associated services for four development phases of the deepwater Buzios Field offshore Brazil. The project scope includes 21 fit-for-purpose vertical subsea trees, controls systems, and seven subsea power distribution units, as well as installation, commissioning, and services for the life of field. The project will be supported by the OneSubsea Brazil Center of Excellence for Subsea Production Systems (SPS), which will drive in-country value across both equipment and service scopes. Located in the pre-salt area of the Santos Basin, Buzios is one of world's largest deepwater oil fields.

Schlumberger continues to invest in and deploy cutting-edge technology into the field, where customers are benefitting from differentiated performance.

Offshore drilling rig with digital representations of data above the water

Deploying New Fiber-Optic Technology to Deliver Higher Quality Data and Substantial Savings

In Indonesia, Schlumberger used fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology for the first time in the country, acquiring high-quality seismic data while saving 20 hours of deepwater rig time for Eni. Using the unique, high-strength fiber-optic wireline conveyance, Eni was able to eliminate the need for a standalone seismic descent by acquiring vertical seismic profile data during the petrophysics logging run. In addition, fiber optic technology acquired high-frequency data across the reservoir section, delivering a higher resolution image while improving efficiency compared to a conventional seismic solution. These results provide a higher level of reservoir definition and improve field appraisal and development plans.

Schlumberger digital solutions are enabling the evolution of industry operations. Customers are advancing their digital transformations and adopting solutions that drive operational efficiency and performance.

Schlumberger employee reviewing drilling data on his desktop monitor in an office setting

Optimizing Drilling and Completions Operations with Real-Time Drilling Data Visualization

Qatar Petroleum (QP) awarded Schlumberger a three-year contract for the provision of digital real-time drilling optimization services. Under the contract, real-time drilling data will be sent from the rig site to QP's state-of-the-art real-time operations center, where drilling optimization specialists will visualize drilling data in real time and automate QP's drilling and completions using the latest Schlumberger technology, including the Techlog wellbore software platform. This project is a key milestone in QP's Intelligent Oil Field program, which aims to increase production while reducing costs.

Schlumberger continues to harness the power of the cloud to produce a step change in customer productivity and performance through our digital platforms, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) solutions to create new insights from data, and operational optimization. 

Man looks at digital reservoir representation with thermal well data and three verticals.

Unlocking Data for the Industry Digital Transformation

Schlumberger and Equinor announced a strategic project, in collaboration with Microsoft®, to deploy the DELFI cognitive E&P environment with seamless integration to the OSDU™ Data Platform—the industry's new data standard. This is the first major deployment of the OSDU Data Platform, which will streamline strategy planning for Equinor. This project aims to accelerate Equinor's ability to integrate data at scale, and improve decision-making, and it will be embedded as a key part of Equinor's Microsoft Azure enterprise-wide data platform.

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Accelerating AI and IoT Adoption for the Energy Industry

Schlumberger launched the INNOVATION FACTORI, enabling customers to work directly with its global network of digital experts and data scientists to create artificial intelligence (AI) and digital solutions for all domains. Using accessible, advanced technology, customers can use INNOVATION FACTORI to accelerate the process of taking experimental concepts to enterprise-scale digital solutions. These solutions can be deployed on-premise, at the edge, or on the cloud—including open systems, such as the OSDU Data Platform—helping customers across the industry accelerate their digital transformation.

For more than a century, Schlumberger has developed and deployed innovative technology. Our technology solutions continue to enhance customer performance, support basin competitiveness, maximize asset value, and reduce carbon footprint.

xBolt G2 accelerated drilling service uses electromagnetic (EM) telemetry to delivers data at rates up four times faster than conventional methods.

Driving Drilling Outperformance in North America Land Basins

In the Delaware Basin, Schlumberger Well Construction technology enabled an operator to drill a curve and lateral totaling nearly 24,500 ft in a single run. One BHA comprising all Schlumberger technology—including PowerDrive Orbit G2 rotary steerable system and the xBolt G2 accelerated drilling service as a fit-for-basin solution—remotely drilled the 6.75-in curve and lateral in 6.5 days with Performance Live digitally connected service. Drilling efficiency saved the operator an average of 5 days of rig time per well and as much as 12 days of rig time on an individual well.


OptiPAC openhole Alternate Path gravel-pack services can be used with a viscosified polymer-based fluid or one of several polymer-free viscoelastic surfactant gravel-pack fluids.

Maximizing Production and Increasing Ultimate Recovery

Offshore North West Shelf Australia, the Woodside operated Julimar JV with partner KUFPEC recently used Schlumberger technology to maximize production. In two wells, the Schlumberger OptiPAC XL extended-length Alternate Path gravel-pack screen and high-temperature fluid system were implemented to ensure complete packing of the horizontal intervals with downhole temperatures up to 140 degC—a world record for OptiPAC openhole Alternate Path gravel-pack services. Zonal isolation was achieved with a mechanical packer and completed two producing zones and one non-pay zone in a single pumping operation—reducing the number of wells required and increasing ultimate recovery.

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Offshore and subsea drilling operations with onshore production and storage facilities.

Leading the Industry Toward All-Electric Production Systems

In the first quarter, OneSubsea® built the first all-electric manifold for the BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC Matapal gas project being developed off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. The combination of a block valve manifold design and standard interfacing drop-in-place electric actuators created a simple solution that also demonstrated optimizations during the manufacturing and testing process. This is a major milestone in the Schlumberger and bp electric technology roadmaps. We continue to develop more sustainable ways of producing hydrocarbons, and electric systems are key to supporting our customers on their net-zero goals. The first all-electric manifold is scheduled to arrive in Trinidad in the second quarter of 2021, with installation expected in the second half of the year.

Low-emissions technology graphical representation overlaid a landscape with mountain.

Reducing Fugitive Methane Emissions with API- and ISO-Certified Valve Technology

As part of our commitment to sustainability, Schlumberger develops and deploys technologies that help our customers reduce their environmental impacts. Our portfolio of low-emission valves includes technology that meets global emissions standards over their full life cycle. These technologies can make a significant reduction in the emissions associated with oil and gas operations, benefiting not only the companies within the industry but—more importantly—people and communities worldwide. We will continue to support industry emission reduction through technology development and collaboration as we drive toward a more sustainable industry together.

The industry continues to embrace digital transformation and enablement as operators aim to improve asset efficiency, operational cost, and performance. This quarter, a diverse range of customers adopted Schlumberger digital technologies across several geographies and use cases, from increasing enterprisewide performance to advancing national energy strategy.

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Enabling Enterprisewide Digital Transformation

Schlumberger and OMV have signed a five-year contract—valued at up to USD 160 million—to deploy AI and digital solutions, enabled by the DELFI cognitive E&P environment, across OMV's entire enterprise. The OMV upstream subsurface team has already simulated 200 model realizations more than 70% faster using AI-enhanced workflows in the DELFI environment and planned eight wells in the time it would normally take to plan one using the DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution. Following this agreement, the two companies will collaborate to enhance efficiencies across OMV's global operations, leveraging precise reservoir knowledge to accelerate both well and field development planning.

The new industry landscape demands increased discipline in capital investment and maximum efficiencies in production and recovery. Schlumberger creates and deploys technology and processes to help customers increase value from their existing assets by enhancing production and boosting recovery.

Schlumberger Employees Walking at a Production Facility

Meeting the Mandate for Increased Production & Recovery

In Libya, Schlumberger won an integrated 100-well project and has reactivated and enhanced production from the first group of 35 wells, helping Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) achieve its production increase objectives. Teams spanning our portfolio are collaborating on the project, which includes front-end engineering, candidate selection, and intervention execution on shut-in wells. The group of wells delivered to AGOCO is now generating double the daily oil production and 45% less water compared with their performance prior to being shut in.

Our fit-for-basin approach as part of our performance strategy is helping operators address their challenges and extend their technical limits. Through innovative technology adapted for local geological context, business models tailored to regional dynamics, and enhanced in-country value, Schlumberger is at the forefront of basin innovation to deliver a step change in performance for our customers.

Schlumberger Manufacturing Technician Running Tool Diagnostics

Extending Technical Limits with Fit-for-Basin Technology

In Argentina, YPF S.A. worked closely with Schlumberger to drill the first pad of superlateral wells through the unconventional Vaca Muerta Formation. The addition of NeoSteer at-bit steerable systems to comprehensive reservoir management and characterization led to the successful drilling of extended-reach laterals to lengths beyond 3,887 m, enabling access to a million-barrel oil reserve that would have otherwise been unmonetizable. The NeoSteer CL curve and lateral at-bit steerable system delivered the longer, smoother laterals YPF required.


The recovery cycle has begun, and sanctioned projects are commencing on land and offshore, while others are approaching FID. In this improving environment, Schlumberger continues to win multiyear contract awards, particularly internationally.

Enhancing Production in Mature Fields Using Electric Submersible Pumps

Enhancing Production in Mature Fields

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) awarded Schlumberger a large seven-year, performance-based contract, covering the installation of up to 1,650 electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) over the period. This award comes as KOC seeks to improve long-term production from its maturing fields, for which ESP technology is ideally suited.

Decarbonization is not only a necessity, but a tremendous opportunity for Schlumberger. We are committed to being at the forefront of more sustainable energy production, leveraging our intellectual and business capital to increase sustainability through our core offering and beyond. Our digital platform is enabling applications in the energy transition while Schlumberger New Energy is building a portfolio of ventures focused on low-carbon and carbon-neutral energy technologies, which continue to gain momentum.

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Positioning Schlumberger at the Forefront of Sustainability and New Energy

In the hydrogen domain, Schlumberger New Energy, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and partners obtained approval from the European Commission to form Genvia™, a clean hydrogen production technology venture. In a unique private-public partnership model, Genvia combines the expertise and experience of Schlumberger with CEA, and partners. The new venture will accelerate the development and the first industrial deployment of the CEA high-temperature reversible solid-oxide electrolyzer technology. The aim of the venture is to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective technology for producing clean hydrogen, a versatile energy carrier and key component of the energy transition.

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Expanding New Use Cases of the Industry Digital Platform

In the Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN B.V.), a company established by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, has selected the DELFI cognitive E&P environment to support the implementation of the nation's energy transition strategy. The Netherlands intends to lead Continental Europe in carbon capture and storage while it continues to develop renewable and sustainable energy sources such as geothermal energy. The cloud-based DELFI environment and SaaS model will provide flexibility while being robust enough to manage the scale and complexity of the subsurface solutions required to achieve these objectives across a portfolio of energy sources.

Enhancing Production with Automation using Edge AI and IoT

Enhancing Production with Automation Using Edge AI and IoT

In Ecuador, Schlumberger accelerated adoption of digital solutions through its integrated business model by implementing Agora edge AI and IoT solutions on its own APS project. By combining digital technologies within an integrated environment, production performance was increased while operational and environmental footprint were reduced. To solve production challenges with high gas/oil ratio wells, Agora solutions were used to deliver an automated electrical submersible pump (ESP) gas-handling process. Using a securely connected, solar-powered skid running predictive AI at the edge to optimize well and ESP performance, production was increased 30% in wells connected by the Agora solution, while reducing field crew visits to these wells by 97%—an example of the performance made possible by combining digital and integration.

DrillOps on-target well delivery—Automating Drilling Performance

DrillOps On-Target Well Delivery—Automating Drilling Performance

In Saudi Arabia, the DrillPlan well construction planning and DrillOps automation well delivery solutions surpassed 63,000 ft drilled, achieving a key milestone for our Integrated Well Construction LSTK operations. The on-bottom rate of penetration (ROP) with AutoROP was 17% higher than previous wells drilled by the same rigs' field average. Furthermore, DrillOps controlled the preconnection, reaming, and backreaming operations, significantly reducing nonproductive time, optimized well delivery time, and contributed to a 30% improvement in on-bottom ROP and shoe-to-shoe run in a recent section of a horizontal well.

Increasing Recovery with Multiphase Subsea Boosting

Increasing Recovery with Multiphase Subsea Boosting

OneSubsea has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by BHP Petroleum (BHP) for a subsea boosting system to increase recovery from the deepwater Shenzi Field in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Shenzi Field, located approximately 190 km offshore Louisiana, began producing in 2009. The multiphase boosting system will enable a significant drawdown on existing wells to facilitate increased production from the field. The boosting system, rated at 3.6 MW, is a compact, reliable, and capital-efficient solution to increase BHP's value from this proven asset.


De-Risking Logging with HD Dual Imaging While Drilling

De-Risking Logging with HD Dual Imaging While Drilling

In Brazil, Drilling & Measurements deployed TerraSphere high-definition dual-imaging-while-drilling service for the first time in the country to log presalt carbonates for Total. TerraSphere service enabled acquisition of high-definition borehole images—while drilling—de-risking the logging operations on depleted and complex reservoirs. This technology enables well completion optimization and unprecedented reservoir characterization detail for Total's Lapa field development.

Increasing Asset Team Efficiency Through Digital

Increasing Asset Team Efficiency Through Digital

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) awarded Schlumberger a five-year contract for the ability to implement digital solutions, including the Petrel E&P software platform and other petrotechnical domain applications. The contract, valued at USD 109 million, furthers KOC's objective to deploy best-in-class software solutions that increase asset team efficiency while reducing overall cost per barrel. KOC seeks to improve cross-discipline collaboration between geosciences, reservoir engineering, production engineering, and drilling to facilitate better investment decisions based on a clear understanding of opportunities and risks.

Drilling Automation for Unconventionals

Drilling Automation for Unconventionals

As announced last quarter, Schlumberger and ExxonMobil are jointly working on the deployment of digital drilling solutions around planning, execution, and continuous improvement through learning. As a next step, ExxonMobil and Schlumberger have finalized an enabling agreement for the deployment of DrillOps on-target well delivery solution in ExxonMobil's unconventional operations. The technology is expected to enable faster, lower-cost wells through drilling automation and orchestration of the digital well plan generated by DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution.

Evolving a Digital Subsurface Business Model

Evolving a Digital Subsurface Business Model

GAIA Xchange data marketplace, the world's first digital E&P data marketplace, was launched in the first Schlumberger Online Conference. GAIA Xchange marketplace brings together global content providers and consumers on a single, open platform. The GAIA digital subsurface platform enables customers to securely and instantly access multidomain, evergreen E&P data as a subscription from a growing number of content providers. GAIA Xchange marketplace has multiple E&P content providers who can showcase, manage, and deliver their data immediately to prospective buyers.

Processing Technologies for an FPSO Vessel

Processing Technologies for an FPSO Vessel

SBM Offshore awarded Schlumberger five contracts for the provision of a comprehensive portfolio of processing technologies to be used on a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The packages will be delivered in 2022 and include:


Remote Operations Maintains Business Continuity

Remote Operations Maintains Business Continuity

In the Gulf of Mexico, secure remote capabilities delivered by OneSubsea® helped BP keep the Mad Dog 2 project on schedule. Using a suite of remote solutions, including remote customer-witness factory integration testing (FIT), a remote master control station, and integrated control and safety systems, OneSubsea was able to provide overviews of system functionality without requiring onsite witnessing. BP is now considering conducting all future FITs remotely, which will result in significant cost savings related to travel and further reduce operational risk.

Faster, More Accurate Field Evaluation

Faster, More Accurate Field Evaluation Saves USD 2 Million

In Malaysia, the SpectraSphere fluid mapping-while-drilling technology has helped add value to PETRONAS brownfield assets. The technology developed by Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements eliminated fluid uncertainty in untapped fault blocks while mitigating operational risks. SpectraSphere technology was successfully deployed in two field rejuvenation campaigns in the Temana and Dulang Fields, offshore Malaysia. It involved wellbores with up to 80° of inclination and large overbalance, resulting in approximately USD 2 million in operating cost savings. Fluid identification was performed in real-time, in multiple reservoir horizons. The data provided by SpectraSphere assisted PETRONAS petrotechnical experts to firm up and accelerate perforation and completion design, in addition to understanding the reservoir and improving reserve estimation.

Accelerated DELFI Deployment

Accelerated DELFI Deployment

The enterprise-wide deployment of the DELFI cognitive E&P environment through a seven-year technology collaboration with Woodside Energy, announced in August 2019, has been accelerated to enable remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deployment for a Woodside international asset team based in the UK that was scheduled for the end of 2020 was completed March 20th, taking less than a week to finalize via close collaboration between Woodside and Schlumberger teams.

Egypt Upstream Gateway

Egypt Upstream Gateway

Schlumberger and the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum together introduced the Egypt Upstream Gateway, a unique and innovative national project for digitizing subsurface information and delivering a Digital platform to keep Egypt's subsurface data evergreen. The Egypt Upstream Gateway will leverage the GAIA digital subsurface platform and provide additional value-added solutions—enabled by Digital technology and domain expertise—using the DELFI E&P cognitive environment capabilities and technologies.

Performance-Based Contract Delivers Results

Performance-Based Contract Delivers Results

In the US Gulf of Mexico, Well Construction Services drilled and completed eight wells for Shell on the Vito project and reduced the average AFE by 15%. Key technologies deployed for this deepwater project included:

These results are from an integrated performance-based contract that delivered the project ahead of schedule.

Understanding Complex Reservoirs in Real Time

Understanding Complex Reservoirs in Real Time

In the Cygnus Field offshore UK, Drilling & Measurements deployed a combination of technologies for Neptune in a very low resistivity and thinly bedded environment that exhibited very little variation in resistivity. These fit-for-basin Technologies included the:

  • GeoSphere HD high-definition reservoir mapping-while-drilling service
  • PeriScope HD multilayer bed boundary detection service.

The services helped Neptune understand the complexities of the reservoir in real time and place the horizontal well in the most productive intervals to maximize reservoir contact and recovery.

Total Life Cycle Solutions Offshore

Total Life Cycle Solutions Offshore

Equinor awarded Subsea Integration Alliance an exclusive contract for the front-end engineering design (FEED) on its Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) project offshore Brazil. The contract is based on a two-step award. The FEED and preinvestment are starting now, with an option for the execution phase under a lump-sum turnkey setup that includes engineering, procurement, construction, and installation for the entire subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines and subsea production systems scope. Option for the contract is subject to Equinor's planned investment decision for the Bacalhau project in late 2020. The field development will include 19 wells.

Well Intervention and Stimulation Alliance

Well Intervention and Stimulation Alliance

In Norway, Schlumberger, Aker BP, and StimWell Services created a Well Intervention and Stimulation Alliance, entering into a 5+5-year tripartite agreement. The alliance endeavors to completely transform conventional intervention operations with clear targets for propelling hydrocarbon production on new and existing assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The alliance focus will span interventions operations, with Schlumberger as partner for:

through digital slickline, coiled tubing, and flowback operations on Aker BP's fixed installations, and StimWell as partner for the provision of fracturing services, using vessel-based stimulation services.

An early success for the alliance was the execution of the single-trip, multifrac operation at the Valhall Field running a world's-first type of stimulation methodology with coiled tubing in an offshore environment, resulting in significant time savings.

OneSubsea Production Systems Contract

First 20,000-psi Subsea Production Systems Contract

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. awarded OneSubsea® an EPC contract for the supply of an integrated subsea production and multiphase boosting system for the Anchor Field in the US Gulf of Mexico. The contract includes vertical monobore production trees and multiphase flowmeters rated up to 20,000 psi. Also included are production manifolds and an integrated manifold multiphase pump station rated to 16,500 psi as well as subsea controls and distribution. This is the first 20,000-psi subsea production system contract in the industry.

Science Based Target

Schlumberger Commits to Science-Based Target in Emissions Reduction

In December 2019, Schlumberger became the first company in upstream E&P services to commit to setting a science-based target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions as defined by the Science Based Targets initiative. Calculated using expertise from Schlumberger's extensive scientific community, the company's science-based target will align with the goals of the United Nations Paris Agreement.

Digital Drilling Solutions

Digital Drilling Solutions

Schlumberger and ExxonMobil are jointly working on the deployment of digital drilling solutions around planning, execution, and continuous improvement through learning. As the first step in this journey, ExxonMobil has agreed to a commercial deployment of the DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution in ExxonMobil's unconventional operations. The agreement is expected to enable increased efficiency, procedural adherence, and consistency in well construction through digital well planning in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment using the DrillPlan solution workflows.

The Future is Open

The Future is Open

The SIS Global Forum 2019 heralded a new era of openness and widespread collaboration in the oil and gas industry. This three-day event included 12 plenary keynote presentations and a five-track leadership program featuring influential industry panelists discussing opportunities in an environment of digital and technological disruption. Key announcements during the Forum included:

  • the open sourcing of the DELFI cognitive E&P environment data ecosystem and contribution to the Open Subsurface Data Universe Forum
  • introduction of four native applications in the DELFI environment:
    • ExplorePlan accelerated exploration planning solutions
    • DrillOps on-target well delivery solution
    • FDPlan agile field development planning solution
    • ProdOps tuned production operations solution
  • introduction of the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform.
Hydraulic Fracturing Efficiencies

New Records in Hydraulic Fracturing Efficiencies

In the Permian Basin, Occidental and Schlumberger have worked together to establish a differentiated unconventional asset development program. Occidental built the Aventine facility, and integrated operations and logistics center in New Mexico, which is a key part of its strategies for leadership, innovation, and outperformance in the basin. As the exclusive provider for specific services, including fracturing and pumpdown perforating, Schlumberger built and operates a new base within Aventine.

Both companies are achieving record hydraulic fracturing efficiencies through collaborative optimization of workflows and new fit-for-basin technologies such as MonoFlex dual-connection fracturing fluid delivery technology, Fractal multistage stimulation perforating system, and others. As a result, OneStim® fleets have broken both companies' Permian records for stages per month four different times this year, with one fleet achieving 267 stages. Also, a fracturing fleet completed a two-well pad with an average of 20.2 hours of pumping time per day, and a single-day maximum of 21.8 hours. This is well above typical industry pumping times of 12 to 15 hours per day on comparable operations.

Parent-Child Well Interference Prevention

Parent-Child Well Interference Prevention

In the Permian Basin, OneStim® deployed a combination of technologies for Callon Petroleum to avoid parent-child well interference.

This included:

Using chemical tags to identify potential points of communication throughout the entirety of the well stimulation process and then the Broadband Shield service provided effective well-to-well transfer prevention, leading to minimal tag presence where deployed.


Enabling Dynamic Reservoir Characterization

The Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform is the first Schlumberger tool built on a cloud-native platform, combining software and hardware to deliver dynamic reservoir characterization in all conditions. The platform provides actionable insights for real-time decision making, enabling a new customer experience. The platform, which is rated to 200 degC [392 degF] and 35,000 psi, includes:

  • a new focused radial probe
  • a dual-inlet dual packer
  • laboratory-grade metrology
  • new measurements
  • the highest flow rate pump in the industry.

The digitally enabled hardware can automate complex workflows, reduce operating time by more than 50%, and deliver the highest precision fluid analysis and zero-contamination samples. Furthermore, deep transient testing is now possible on wireline.


Improving Well Drilling Performance

Developed as a fit-for-basin solution, the NeoSteer at-bit steerable system (ABSS) improves horizontal well drilling performance by providing high-dogleg capability and an increased rate of penetration in the curve and the lateral.

NeoSteer ABSSs leverage digital technologies by combining:

  • the latest trajectory control algorithms
  • machine-learning
  • data-analytics

to provide our customers improved planning and execution performance. The NeoSteer system family is a game-changing technology for the industry in a new category of steering technologies. NeoSteer ABSSs have drilled a combined total of more than 2.6 million ft [792,480 m] during 250 runs in unconventional reservoirs in North America land and Argentina.


Booking Oil Reserves

Offshore Angola, Wireline used formation-testing-while-tripping (FTWT) technology in an exploration well for Eni to reduce operating costs by $10 million, decreasing rig time by more than two weeks compared with standard drillstem testing (DST) operations. Technologies included the:

FTWT technology helped to confirm the presence of oil and estimate the reservoir's productivity index. The customer was able to confirm the reservoir and book additional oil reserves.


Avoiding Parent-Child Well Interference

In South Texas, OneStim® deployed a combination of technologies for Freedom Oil & Gas to avoid parent-child well interference. This included:

Additionally, Kinetix reservoir-centric stimulation-to-production software was used to recommend the far field diverter design and optimize the completions schedule. Together these technologies enabled the operator to improve production targets for the completed wells and on future completions in this section.


Subsea Equipment and Services Master Contract

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron) awarded OneSubsea® a 20-year subsea equipment and services master contract for subsea development projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Combining this master contract with a preapproved catalog of standard subsea equipment will enable Chevron to decrease operating costs in its subsea projects.

The provision of a OneSubsea custom catalog of equipment will also include innovative technologies that meet Chevron's project requirements, including high-temperature projects or high-pressure projects requiring equipment that can withstand up to 20,000 psi.

Mexico Map

New Multiclient Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico

In Mexico, Schlumberger and Shell signed an agreement to license a large WesternGeco® dataset from the Campeche and Perdido areas. The agreement details include:

  • acquisition of new multiclient surveys using third-party vessels
  • licensing existing data
  • advanced high-resolution reimaging on subsets of data in parallel with data processing.

The data will aid Shell in optimizing drilling locations in the oil and gas blocks it was awarded during Mexico's bid round 2.4.

DELFI Cognitive E&amp;P Environment

Partner of Choice for Digital Strategy

Since the launch of the DELFI cognitive E&P environment at the SIS Global Forum in 2017, Woodside has worked closely with Schlumberger to implement its digital strategy across all E&P workflows. In January 2019, Woodside signed an MOU that:

  • establishes Schlumberger as Woodside's partner of choice for early access to new digital technology solutions
  • will help Woodside lead the industry in cloud-enabled digital technology deployment and R&D innovation across all domains.
PowerDrive Xceed ruggedized rotary steerable system

Integrated Drilling Reduces Operation Costs

In the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) used a combination of technologies in three wells to help Equinor increase the average meters drilled per day by 29% compared with similar offsets, reducing operational cost by $4.9 million per well. Close collaboration with the customer and the drilling contractor enabled the time savings through:

  • more robust well design
  • reducing flat time
  • more efficient drilling tools and services.

These challenging wells typically require multiple runs to replace drilling tools compromised by severe shock and vibration. Schlumberger technologies, such as PowerDrive Xceed ruggedized rotary steerable system and GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service, played an important role in achieving the time savings of 6.7 days per well.

PowerDrive Orbit

Increasing ROP in the Permian Basin

In the Permian Basin, Drilling & Measurements used PowerDrive Orbit rotary steerable system for Diamondback Energy, Inc. to increase the rate of penetration (ROP) in a well by 42% compared with a direct offset well on the same pad drilled with conventional tools. With this well, the customer:

  • established a new lateral length record of 13,319 ft
  • drilled the most cost efficient well to date.

In addition, the improved performance was consistently delivered in the next two wells on the pad.

Capital-Efficient Solutions

Capital-Efficient Solutions in Australia

Woodside has awarded OneSubsea a two-year contract to deliver an integrated gas production system for the Julimar Development Phase 2 offshore Australia. OneSubsea Capital-Efficient Solutions reduce project cycle time and overall cost and are now an integral part of all customer projects.

Technology for Ultrahigh Flow Rate Wells

Technology for Ultrahigh Flow Rate Wells

In Australia, Schlumberger introduced Concert well testing live performance technology for a customer to test the first development wells of a major offshore gas condensate field. Concert performance:

  • introduced a new level of efficiency for managing the testing spread for ultrahigh flow rate wells
  • automated real-time data collection and communication.

This enabled collaborative analysis that accelerated the understanding of the testing operation while significantly reducing field personnel.

Longest Wells and Longest Laterals in the Permian

Longest Wells and Longest Laterals in the Permian

In the New Mexico Delaware Basin, Drilling & Measurements used the PowerDrive Orbit rotary steerable system for XTO Energy to drill the longest wells with the longest laterals. XTO Energy drilled:

  • the James Ranch Unit D12 #191H to a total depth of 26,150 ft, making this the longest horizontal well drilled in the Permian Basin
  • the longest lateral in the Permian of 16,426 ft on the LHS Ranch 4-40 4004BH.

The PowerDrive Orbit system helped create access to additional reservoirs, enabling the customer to reduce operating costs and optimize acre utilization by providing access to valuable reservoir acreage that could have otherwise been inaccessible.

Improving Multistage Fracturing Efficiency

Improving Multistage Fracturing Efficiency

In the Permian Basin, Well Services introduced Fulcrum cement-conveyed frac performance technology to overcome challenges in removing drilling fluid behind the casing in horizontal wells that can compromise zonal isolation during hydraulic fracturing operations. After cementing five horizontal wells with 10,000-ft laterals:

  • the cement bond logs recorded, on average, a 55% improvement in the bond index
  • OneStim® hydraulically fractured these five wells
  • when normalized by lateral length, the mean three-month cumulative liquids production was 22% higher compared with the offset wells.

Early production from the five wells was compared with public data from representative offset wells within a 10-mile radius that had been completed in the last two years using conventional stimulation methods.

Longest Tiebacks in UK North Sea and US Gulf of Mexico

Longest Tiebacks in UK North Sea and US Gulf of Mexico

Schlumberger subsea multiphase boosting system technology enabled the development of the longest tiebacks in the UK North Sea and the US Gulf of Mexico.

  • In the Otter Field (UK North Sea), the 18-mile tieback is part of an integrated solution providing production security for a late-life asset.
  • In the Dalmatian Field (US Gulf of Mexico), the 22-mile tieback is part of an enhanced oil recovery project.

These projects were executed by the Subsea Integration Alliance.

Total Well Delivery Offshore

Total Well Delivery Offshore

Equinor and South Atlantic Holding B.V. signed a contract with Schlumberger for the Total Well Delivery on the Peregrino C platform, and an amendment to the Cameron EPC contract for the delivery of a Cameron drilling module. The drilling module:

  • is located 85 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro
  • will be installed on platform C to support drilling of production and injection wells in reservoirs that are inaccessible from the current platforms A and B.

Through the Total Well Delivery model, Schlumberger will provide the full scope of well construction services, drilling management services, and advanced digital technology solutions, including the DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution to drill 22 wells.

Super Laterals in Utica Shale Play

Super Laterals in Utica Shale Play

In Ohio, Schlumberger used PowerDrive Orbit rotary steerable system for Eclipse Resources to drill 18 super laterals in the Utica Shale Play. Key aspects of these operations include:

  • average lateral length of 18,715 ft
  • average rate of penetration of 171 ft/h
  • new drilling record for longest lateral of 20,632 ft
  • new drilling record for longest total horizontal well depth of 30,493.

The PowerDrive Orbit system was combined with customized Smith PDC bits to achieve these results.

Increased Oil Production in the Permian

Increased Oil Production in the Permian

In West Texas, OneStim® used ShalePrime rock-fluid diagnostic service in a Wolfcamp Formation well for Manti Tarka Permian to increase oil production by 70% and reduce stimulation cost by 25%. These operations used:

  • an integrated workflow to model the reservoir and optimize the completion strategy
  • a workflow based on the Kinetix Shale reservoir-centric stimulation-to-production software by applying it to an existing horizontal well to engineer an optimal perforation, completion, and stimulation design.

Furthermore, the ShalePrime service was used to improve fracture cleanup and maximize production.

Subsea Integration Alliance in the Gulf of Mexico

Subsea Integration Alliance in the Gulf of Mexico

Fieldwood Energy awarded a contract to the Subsea Integration Alliance—a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea®—for the deepwater Katmai Field development in the US Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon 40 Block. This supplier-led integrated subsea development solution combines:

  • OneSubsea subsea production systems
  • Subsea 7 subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines systems (SURF) expertise.

The OneSubsea scope includes provision of three production trees—with options for additional units—connectors, valves, topside controls, flying leads, and umbilical termination assemblies.

Technology for Unconventional Resources

Technology for Unconventional Resources

New technologies for unconventional resources include:

These technologies deliver drilling efficiencies, improve well integrity, and enhance productivity.

Longest Horizontal Lateral in North America

Longest Horizontal Lateral in North America

In Alaska, Schlumberger used a combination of technologies to help a North Slope operator achieve the longest horizontal lateral in North America of 21,748 ft on Alaska's North Slope, increasing the production interval. The technologies used in this dual-lateral well included:


Complete Drilling Package Award - Russia

Complete Drilling Package Award

In Russia, LUKOIL awarded Schlumberger a contract valued at $52 million for the provision of a complete drilling package in the Caspian Sea that includes:

Construction of the rig is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2019 in Astrakhan.

Manara production and reservoir management system

Manara Installation

In Sakhalin, Schlumberger Completions installed the Manara production and reservoir management system to enhance production in the Odoptu Field for the Sakhalin-1 Project.

Managed Pressure Drilling Award

Managed Pressure Drilling Award

The Cameron Group received a purchase order valued at $6.7 million from Seadrill for an integrated riser joint for its third managed pressure drilling (MPD) system delivered by Schlumberger.

An integrated riser joint enables effective riser gas handling and MPD operations in a modular, flexible design, providing real-time operational adaptability.

Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) In Norway

Integrated Drilling Services

In Norway, Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) and Wintershall Norge increased meterage drilled per day by 225% over a five-well campaign in the Brage field, delivering each well ahead of schedule and under budget.

Key defining features of this accomplishment include:

  • Overcoming operational well construction challenges that led to a one-year halt in drilling operations before the new drilling campaign began
  • Collaboration between IDS and Wintershall Norge to develop a lean-well approach based on an incentive-based contract

Due to this success, the lifetime of the field has been extended.

World's Longest Extended-Reach Well

World's Longest Extended-Reach Well

In Russia, Schlumberger was one of the key service providers that worked with the Sakhalin-1 Consortium to drill the world's longest extended-reach well of 15,000 m. Drilled from the Orlan platform at Chayvo field in the Sea of Okhotsk, this well:

  • included team members from 10 Schlumberger product lines
  • required two years of collaborative planning due to the technically challenging environment
  • used a drilling plan that was integrated with other critical services by the Sakhalin-based Extended-Reach Drilling Center of Excellence

Schlumberger worked closely with the Sakhalin-1 Consortium to optimize the drilling plan and service delivery.

OpenPath Reach

Increasing Production in a Variety of Well Conditions

Offshore Russia, Well Services used OpenPath Reach extended-contact stimulation service for LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft to increase the injectivity index in two horizontal wells in the Korchagina field. For both wells:

  • the injectivity index increased by an average of 300% compared with previous production levels
  • horizontal sections pass through conventional sandstone and carbonate formations, posing stimulation and permeability challenges

In addition, the VDA viscoelastic diverting fluid diverted the treatment fluid into lower injectivity carbonate zones, maximizing reservoir contact and optimizing stimulation of both wells.

AllSeal water and gas conformance service

Reducing Water Cut

In Kuwait, Well Services used AllSeal water and gas conformance service for Kuwait Oil Company to increase oil production in a well by 900 bbl/d in the Khashman field. The AllSeal service injected particulate gel into the water zone to isolate it. When the new interval had been perforated:

  • water cut decreased by 90%
  • oil production increased by 300%

This well was originally producing at 96% water cut. The initial solution was to remove the pump, isolate the water zone, and perforate a new interval, which would have required a workover rig on location.

King Salman Energy Park Industrial Manufacturing Center

Expansion in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, Schlumberger announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing center at the King Salman Energy Park. The 500,000-m2 center will manufacture products for drilling, exploration, production, and midstream operations. The first phase is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018.

Also in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco awarded Schlumberger two IDS contracts to provide drilling rigs and services for up to 146 gas wells and up to 128 oil wells over three years. IDS will use enhanced processes and the latest technology to:

  • increase efficiency levels
  • improve cost effectiveness
  • maintain the highest operational safety standards

To read more, please visit the Saudi Aramco site here.

DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution

Strategic Partnership

In September 2017, it was announced that BP will be a strategic partner on DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution and on a future execution solution focused on the drilling of a well. The DrillPlan solution:

  • is the first step in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment
  • has the potential to deliver a well planning program in days rather than weeks
  • is part of a fully integrated well construction offering

BP will pilot these solutions during its development of the Khazzan field in Oman.

Mitigating the Need for Pilot Holes

Mitigating the Need for Pilot Holes

GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service enables customers to precisely land wells in the target zone, which decreases the technical risks for completions operations. Examples of how the GeoSphere service helps reduce operating costs include:

  • Offshore Russia, LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft saved $4.6 million dollars in operating costs by eliminating the need for three pilot wells in the Filanovsky field
  • In the UK sector of the North Sea, Centrica Energy eliminated the need for a pilot hole and complex sidetracking operations in the Chestnut field

In Russia, well construction was performed 19 days faster than planned. In the North Sea, GeoSphere maximized reservoir exposure of the horizontal well in a complex injectite reservoir.

Shale Plays Increase Production

Shale Plays Increase Production

In North America land, Encana refractured wells in two shale plays using the BroadBand Sequence fracturing service.

  • In the Eagle Ford Shale, the Broadband Sequence service increased oil production in one well from approximately 50 bbl/d to 650 bbl/d and increased flowing pressure from 250 psi to 5,000 psi.
  • In the Haynesville Shale, the BroadBand Sequence service helped increase gas production in one well from 100 Mscf/d to 5,000 Mscf/d, with flowing pressure increasing from 1,500 psi to 6,000 psi.

Selection of the wells for refracturing was based on quality of the reservoir, completion and production history, and location relative to offset wells.

Capital-Efficient Solutions Reduce Average Lead Times and Project Cost

Capital-Efficient Solutions Reduce Average Lead Times and Project Cost

Introduced in 2014, Capital-Efficient Solutions extend to OneSubsea's market-leading subsea boosting technology and are now an integral part of all customer projects. Capital-Efficient Solutions:

  • reduce the average lead times of subsea products by more than 50%, saving up to 60% in project costs
  • deliver integrated subsea production systems that reduce project cycle time and overall cost.

Adopting prequalified quality plans, suppliers, and materials and welding specifications has enhanced the efficiency and reliability of the product-manufacturing life cycle.

DELFI cognitive E&P environment

Cognitive E&P Environment Reduces the Cost Per Barrel

DELFI cognitive E&P environment enables secure collaboration across E&P teams by leveraging digital technologies such as:

  • analytics and machine learning
  • high-performance computing
  • the Internet of Things

These technologies and others work together to improve operational efficiency and deliver optimized production at the lowest cost per barrel. With the launch of the DELFI environment, an E&P Data Lake comprising more than 1,000 3D seismic surveys, 5 million wells, 1 million well logs, and 400 million production records from around the world has been deployed on the Google Cloud Platform.

DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution

Digital Well Construction Planning Solution

Schlumberger introduced the DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution, the first step in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment.

The DrillPlan solution is part of a fully integrated well construction offering that:

  • enhances user collaboration
  • provides a new way of working

Operators and service companies have access to all the data and science needed in a single, common system, which creates a circular workflow where plans are improved as new data are added.

Drilling the Longest "Super Lateral"

Drilling the Longest "Super Lateral"

In North America land, Schlumberger used a combination of technologies for Eclipse Resources to drill the longest onshore horizontal lateral. The 19,630-ft "super lateral" in the Utica Shale play:

  • was drilled in a single run of 121 hours
  • achieved a total rate of penetration of 162 ft/h
  • surpassed the previous record, also held by Eclipse, by 158 ft
  • was drilled 37% faster than the first record-length well

The super lateral helped the customer reduce overall AFE cost by decreasing the number of horizontal penetrations required to develop the reservoir. The technologies included:

Bits & Drilling Tools

Increasing ROP by 57%

In North America land, Bits & Drilling Tools increased the rate of penetration (ROP) by 57% for Cimarex in the STACK Meramec play. A combination of:

drilled the fastest mile-long lateral wellbore in the formation.

EPC Contract in India

EPC Contract in India

In India, Reliance Industries Limited awarded OneSubsea an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the supply of a subsea production systems (SPS) package for the offshore R Cluster Project in the Bay of Bengal. The contract includes:

The contract also includes installation and commissioning support and life-of-field services. The contract was formalized in July with expected hardware deliveries to begin in mid-2018.

Integrated Completions Operation Enables Production Increase

Integrated Completions Operation Enables Production Increase

In Oman, Schlumberger deployed a combination of technologies for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to increase production by an average of 200 m3/d of oil per well and save a total of $700,000 in associated well costs for seven wells in the Sadad North field. The technologies included:

  • QUANTUM RH retrievable hydraulic-set sealbore production packer
  • SXAR automatic gun release systems

These combined technologies created an integrated "shoot and drop" completions operation that could be deployed in a single trip.

Optimized Workover Program Decreases Water Cut, Increases Production

Optimized Workover Program Decreases Water Cut, Increases Production

Offshore India, Schlumberger used a combination of technologies in a well for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to increase production to 6,100 bbl/d from the original 892 bbl/d and decreased the water cut to 2% from the original 7.7%. These technologies included:

These technologies helped to design the optimal workover program.

Combined Drilling Technologies Saves 7 Days Drilling Time

Combined Drilling Technologies Saves 7 Days Drilling Time

In the US Gulf of Mexico, Schlumberger used a combination of technologies for Shell to drill more than 5,353 ft in a 24-hour period and save seven days of drilling time in the 16½-in section in the Green Canyon Block. The technologies included:

The Green Canyon Block is a challenging salt formation because drilling through salt creates very high torque levels and fluctuations that can lead to low rates of penetration or tool failures.

Drilling Intelligence Service Reduces Bit Runs

Drilling Intelligence Service Reduces Bit Runs

In the UK sector of the North Sea, Schlumberger saved a major operator approximately 10 days of drilling time in a well, equivalent to more than $2.4 million. The technologies included:

The combined technologies reduced the number of bit runs from five to one in challenging well conditions.

Ridged Diamond Bit Technology Saves Operating Time

Ridged Diamond Bit Technology Saves Operating Time

In North America land, Schlumberger saved a customer 52 hours of operating time between four wells in the Bakken Shale play by using AxeBlade ridged diamond element bit technology. AxeBlade bit technology:

  • includes a 3D cutting element
  • features a unique ridge-shaped geometry
  • combines the shearing action of a conventional PDC cutter with the crushing action of a tungsten carbide insert

The formation is characterized by heavily interbedded sandstone, shale, and limestone intervals with varying compressive strengths that can limit drilling performance. In addition, AxeBlade bit technology exceeded the customer's 24-hour footage record twice over the same interval.

Automated Tank-Cleaning Decreases Water Usage

Automated Tank-Cleaning Decreases Water Usage

In Norway, Schlumberger helped Statoil decrease water usage by 80% per month on supply vessels by using ATC automated tank-cleaning technology. The customer has saved approximately $500,000 per month since adopting this technology in April 2016. ATC tank-cleaning technology:

  • reduces health, safety, and environmental risks
  • achieves a higher level of cleaning compared with a manual process

Average monthly performance—based on 25 boats and 150 tanks—reduced confined-space entry by more than 500 hours per month and reduced working at height by 225 hours per month.

Fracturing Service Reduces Overall Well Costs

Fracturing Service Reduces Overall Well Costs

In China, Schlumberger increased gas production by 50% and reduced overall well costs by $95,000 for PetroChina Company Limited in two horizontal wells in the Ordos basin. The use of Salik local-sand-enabled flow-channel fracturing service:

  • enabled replacement of more than half of the ceramic proppant normally required
  • helped create high conductivity fractures in the horizontal lateral

The Ordos basin a tight gas unconventional play with heterogeneous sands that present technical challenges.

Transformation Program Saves $10 Million in Operating Costs

Transformation Program Saves $10 Million in Operating Costs

In North America, the Schlumberger transformation program has saved $10 million in operation costs over the last 18 months by improving equipment reliability and reducing maintenance costs.

The Center for Reliability and Efficiency in Denton, Texas, which supports the field by monitoring equipment fleets, has developed and implemented prognostic health monitoring capabilities to predict equipment reliability concerns.

Industry's First OEM Deepwater MPD System

Industry's First OEM Deepwater MPD System

Cameron Drilling Systems and M-I SWACO collaborated on product development to deliver the industry's first original equipment manufacturer deepwater managed pressure drilling (MPD) system. The integrated solution is comprised of

  • a riser joint
  • surface manifolds
  • a single control system and umbilical
  • and other equipment

To date, Schlumberger has received orders for four of the systems—the first was delivered in May 2017 and the other three will be delivered later this year. This deepwater MPD system received a 2017 Offshore Technology Conference Spotlight on New Technology Award.

Integrated Services Management in Black Sea

Integrated Services Management Optimizes Drilling Time

In the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea, Schlumberger Integrated Services Management (ISM) enabled Total E&P Bulgaria to drill its first deepwater exploration well. This project included:

  • ISM management of eight product lines
  • ISM management of more than 100 personnel
  • Close collaboration between ISM and the Total E&P Bulgaria team

The ISM team identified drilling optimization opportunities that yielded significant results during on-bottom drilling operations. (Image: Courtesy Noble Corporation)

GeoSphere Russia

Integrated Drilling Services Decreases Operation Time

In Russia, Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) decreased operation time by 103 days in three extended reach wells for Rosneft-Sakhalinmorneftegaz on Sakhalin Island. The technologies used included:

  • GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service to reveal subsurface-bedding and fluid contact details more than 100 ft from the wellbore
  • PowerDrive Xceed ruggedized rotary steerable systems to optimize directional drilling

In addition, cumulative production for these three wells in 2016 was 47% higher than initially expected.

Permian Map

Reducing Drilling Time

In West Texas, Schlumberger enabled Parsley Energy to reduce the average days required to drill a well by 17% in the Midland and Delaware basins. The drilling technologies used included:

The reduced drilling time is based on drilling 80 wells during the past 12 months and is compared with the previous year. In addition, the customer reduced the average total drilling cost per lateral foot by 30%. (Image: Courtesy University of Texas Libraries)

Integrated Production Services - Lonestar Resources

Integrated Production Services

In South Texas, Integrated Production Services (IPS) enabled Lonestar Resources to produce up to 86% more hydrocarbon per 1,000 ft of lateral in 18 wells in the Eagle Ford Shale. This included use of the following technologies:

The results, which are compared with offset wells in two other fields, stem from IPS optimizing drilling, stimulation, and completion plans across long laterals.

Rumaila field carbonate reservoir

Increasing Oil Production

In Iraq, Schlumberger increased oil production by 3,000 bbl/d for BP Iraq N.V. in a carbonate reservoir in the Rumaila field. This was the result of increasing water injectivity to 4,600 bbl/d by using:

  • CoilFLATE coiled tubing through-tubing inflatable packer
  • ACTive PTC CT real-time pressure, temperature, and casing collar locator tool

These technologies selectively stimulated zones with low permeability.

Mad Dog 2 development

Capital-Efficient Solutions from OneSubsea

In North America, BP awarded OneSubsea an engineering, production, and construction (EPC) contract to supply the subsea production system for the Mad Dog 2 development in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea capital-efficient solutions includes:

In addition, Subsea 7, which collaborates with OneSubsea through the Subsea Integration Alliance, was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for subsea controls, flexible risers, pipeline systems, umbilicals and associated subsea architecture.

Integrated Services Management

Integrated Services Management Reduces Costs

In Ecuador, Schlumberger provided Integrated Services Management (ISM) to reduce total drilling time by 2 1/2 days, saving the customer $250,000 on the Tiputini project. The combined technologies and services included:

  • ONYX polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutter
  • Stinger conical diamond element
  • Wireline Dielectric Scanner multifrequency dielectric dispersion service
  • MDT modular formation dynamics tester tool
  • PowerJet Nova extradeep penetrating shaped charges

ONYX and Stinger technologies enabled better steerability and stability as well longer and faster runs. Operations were completed in 7 1/2 days instead of the expected 11 days.


Improving Tool Reliability

In the Middle East and Asia Area, the transformation program enabled reductions in equipment numbers and tool reliability repair costs for Schlumberger by using Technology Lifecycle Management (TLM). The use of TLM:

  • Decreased the overall cost of equipment repair by 48% and improved turnaround time by 21% in the first three months of operations at the Middle East Center for Reliability and Efficiency in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and
  • Improved source reliability for all WesternGeco sources by 47% from 2014 to 2016 in Australia

WesternGeco deployed its newly developed eSource marine seismic energy source on the Amazon Conqueror for a multiclient survey, which uses an acquisition technique that depends on high source reliability to ensure maximum operational efficiency.

Integrated Drilling Services (IDS)

Integrated Drilling Services Improves Performance

In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) delivered a 40% drilling performance improvement in the first three quarters of 2016 compared with non-integrated drilling services in similar fields. The improvement is based on the feet drilled per hour below the rotary table. This achievement was enabled by a combination of drilling technologies:

  • PowerDrive Archer high build rate
  • PowerDrive Xceed ruggedized rotary steerable systems
  • RigHour multiwell drilling operational efficiency analysis
  • ROPO rate of penetration optimization software

Schlumberger combined these technologies with integrated workflows overseen by multidisciplinary domain experts in the Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi Drilling Technology Integration Centers to reduce both drilling and overall development costs.

GeoSphere 4

Meeting Customer Goals

In the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, Schlumberger deployed the GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service to increase the productivity of wells in the Balder field. The customer had two goals:

  • Avoid costly pilot holes in development wells that often failed to provide sufficient information to help land the producer wells, and
  • Avoid setting the casing in 1-in thin injectite sands

GeoSphere technology mapped the top of massive sands from more than 20 m total vertical depth above and detected the oil/water contact while landing the 12 ¼-in section before penetrating the reservoir. For the 8 ½-in reservoir section, the customer was able to plan a geosteering strategy ahead of the bit by combining seismic interpretation and GeoSphere mapping results.

GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling

Avoiding Costly Pilot Holes

In Egypt, Schlumberger used the GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service to eliminate a pilot hole in the Abu Rudeis field, which saved the customer $1.8 million. GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service:

  • Used deep directional electromagnetic measurements to reveal subsurface bedding and fluid contact details more than 100 ft from the wellbore, and
  • Helped manage the geological uncertainty and drilling risk

An unconformity at the top of the oil-bearing sandstone initially required a pilot hole to determine intermediate casing depth while pressurized shales above the target zone required a high mud weight that made penetration of the target sand challenging due to potential mud circulation losses.

Transformation Program

Improving Service Delivery

The transformation program enabled an increase in reliability and efficiency as well as product and service delivery in Saudi Arabia. As a result,

  • The reliability of ImPulse integrated MWD platform tools increased 240%
  • The reliability of adnVISION azimuthal density neutron service tools increased by 47%

in the first six months of the CRE's operation. Design, engineering, and maintenance teams at the Middle East CRE in Dhahran collaborated to create ruggedized modular housings for these measurement-while-drilling tools and decrease their susceptibility to movement and wear in a high-shock environment.

HiWAY flow-channel fracturing technique

First Offshore Source Rock Hydraulic Fracturing

In the UAE, Schlumberger completed the first multistage, offshore source rock hydraulic fracturing treatments in the world. The eight jobs were completed in 40 hours with more than half a million pounds of proppant pumped. The technologies used included:

  • HiWAY flow-channel fracturing technique
  • UltraMARINE seawater-base fracturing fluid

stimulating low-permeability, high-stress source rock.


Reducing Rig Time

Offshore Indonesia, Schlumberger saved a customer approximately 6 1/2 days of rig time, equivalent to $5.1 million in cost savings. Using MZ-Xpress systems to perform multizone fracturing and gravel packing over four zones of completion in a well:

  • Two systems were each installed in a single trip
  • The systems provided multizone sand control

The well had five producing layers across two different casing sizes.

The Center for Reliability and Efficiency in Denton

Decreasing Maintenance Costs

In North Texas, the transformation enabled improvements in tool reliability and reduced maintenance costs. Six months after implementing prognostic health management (PHM) it achieved an estimated $6 million of savings in operation costs. This involved:

  • The Center for Reliability and Efficiency in Denton
  • Collecting real-time pump data from field locations

Prognostic health management is an engineering discipline focused on predicting the future condition of a component and/or system of components. It is based on the analysis of failure modes, detection of early signs of wear and aging in complex systems and components, and correlation of these signs with an aging profile (or model).


Exceeding Expectations

In the UK sector of the North Sea, Schlumberger used GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service to drill six wells in the Catcher field. As a result, none of the six wells required sidetracking and all six wells came in at or ahead of expectations.

GeoSphere technology:

  • Uses deep, directional electromagnetic measurements
  • Reveals subsurface bedding and fluid contact details more than 100 ft from the wellbore
  • Provides a reservoir-scale view at an unprecedented depth of investigation

Before development, it was predicted that one-in-three wells in the Catcher field would require a sidetrack due to difficult drilling conditions.

powerdrive vortex

Cost Reduction

In Ohio, Schlumberger used a combination of technologies to drill a well in the Utica Shale field. Drilled in one bit run, the lateral extension helped the customer reduce costs by decreasing the number of horizontal penetrations required to develop the reservoir.

The technologies used included:

  • PowerDrive vorteX powered rotary steerable system
  • TelePacer modular MWD platform
  • Smith Bits polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit

The well had a total measured depth of 27,048 ft and was drilled in less than 18 days with a completed lateral extension of approximately 18,500 ft.

HiWay flow-channel fracturing technique

A World's First

Offshore UAE, Schlumberger completed eight proppant fracturing jobs to stimulate low-permeability, high-stress source rock. The eight jobs represent the world's first offshore multistage, source-rock, proppant fracturing treatments.

The technologies used included:

  • HiWAY flow-channel fracturing technique
  • UltraMARINE seawater-based fracturing fluid technology
  • Mangrove engineered stimulation design in the Petrel platform

UltraMARINE was engineered to enhance thermal stability and has a bottomhole temperature range of 175 to 325 degF.

Increasing Operational Reliability

Increasing Operational Reliability

The Schlumberger transformation program increased reliability and service delivery in different operating environments via the continued implementation of standard work instructions (SWI).

For the first half of 2016:

  • Testing Services achieved a service delivery record of zero nonproductive time for the 80,000 operating hours in Russia and Central Asia
  • Completions reduced nonproductive time to zero in Western Canada

Testing Services focused on three distinct organizational areas (maintenance, resource planning, and service delivery) while Completions applied SWI to multistage stimulation and liner hanger operations.

Reducing Risk

Reducing Risk

Offshore Norway, Integrated Services Management (ISM) used a combination of Schlumberger technologies to drill an appraisal well in the Barents Sea. The customer benefitted from a 461 m section of the well that delivered high flow rates under minimal drawdown.

The technologies included:

  • GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service
  • Stinger conical diamond element
  • PowerDrive Xceed ruggedized rotary steerable system
  • Drilling Analyst services
  • STARGLIDE conical diamond element
  • ENVIROUNIT offshore slop water treatment system
  • OrientXact tubing-conveyed oriented perforating system

The Integrated Services Management approach focuses on "de-risking" the operation by managing the collaboration between service providers and operators in order to optimize success.

Integrated Services Management

Coordinating Services

Offshore Canada, Schlumberger completed the first phase of an Integrated Services Management (ISM) contract in the deepwater environment of the Flemish Pass basin. The customer completed the project by the appointed target date despite weather-related challenges.

The phase included nine exploration and appraisal wells where over 19 months Schlumberger:

  • Drilled a total of 24,000 m.
  • Combined technologies to improve drilling efficiency, assure wellbore integrity, and optimize well placement.
  • Placed a well at a water depth of 2,829 m, which is the deepest for offshore Canada.

Integrated Services Management coordinated all the services and provided the customer a single point of contact for the duration of the project.

Optimizing Decision-Making

Optimizing Decision-Making

In the United Arab Emirates, Schlumberger conducted appraisal testing operations in an undeveloped field. Five downhole tests were performed to evaluate gas wells with a high H2S content. The combination of technology used eliminated the need for multiple runs while wireless transmission and monitoring of downhole pressure facilitated real-time transient analysis. This optimized decision-making and provided critical information to determine reservoir properties.

Technologies included:

  • Muzic wireless telemetry
  • Quartet downhole reservoir testing system
  • Signature quartz gauges

The Quartet system combines four downhole tools combined into one string that provides single-trip efficiency.

Establishing a Performance Benchmark

Establishing a Performance Benchmark

Offshore Brazil, Schlumberger used Stinger conical diamond element technology to drill the 12 ¼-in interval in a pre-salt well in the Lula field. The operations set a new performance benchmark for the customer in cost per meter for 12 ¼-in well sections in the Lula field by:

  • Achieving an average rate of penetration (ROP) of 4.37 m/h, saving 22 hours.
  • Drilling the 441-m section in a single run, saving 41 hours.

Stinger elements, which have twice the diamond thickness of conventional polycrystalline diamond compact cutters, have a sharper conical shape that exerts an ultrahigh concentrated force.

Exceeding Production Expectations

Exceeding Production Expectations

In Kuwait, when conventional stimulation systems did not induce production, Schlumberger used HiWAY flow-channel fracturing technique with success. The customer achieved production flow rates that are three times higher than initial expectations.

HiWAY technology:

  • Increased conductivity.
  • Reduced water consumption.
  • Reduced proppant consumption.
  • Decreased the operational footprint.
  • Simplified logistics.

In addition, this technology fundamentally changes the way proppant fractures generate conductivity by creating open pathways where the hydrocarbons flow through stable channels rather than the proppant.

Improving the Recovery Factor

Improving the Recovery Factor

In the US Gulf of Mexico, OneSubsea successfully executed the commissioning and startup of subsea boosting systems installed in ultradeep waters. By reducing the back-pressure on the reservoir, the subsea boosting pump technology has the potential to improve the recovery factor by 10% to 30%, which translates to between 50 and 150 million barrels of additional oil recovery.

The subsea boosting system consists of:

  • Three pump modules
  • Three control modules
  • Subsea controls
  • Power distribution system
  • Pump control and instrumentation equipment
  • Step-up transformer that delivers power to the subsea equipment

Placed in water depth of about 7,000 ft, the modules are retrievable and landed in their substations.

Increasing Asset Reliability

Increasing Asset Reliability

In North America, the transformation enabled improvements in reliability and service delivery for Well Services operations that saved a combined total of $17 million. In particular, the use of reliability centered maintenance (RCM):

  • Saved approximately $9 million and reduced nonproductive time by 64% for blenders and hydraulic fracturing pumps over a nine-month period.
  • Saved nearly $8 million in materials and supplies over the same period.
  • Is expected to increase asset availability by 8% and accumulate a total savings of $30 million, over a three-year period, when combined with a new Pump Asset Care Program.

Reliability Centered Maintenance improves asset reliability and manages the consequences of failure by predicting catastrophic failures in advance.

Assessing Environmental Impact

Assessing Environmental Impact

The Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) Consortium monitors unconventional gas production in wells in the Marcellus shale play. As the sole technology and service provider, Schlumberger is working to gain a better understanding of the wells' long-term production performance, environmental and social impact, and to optimize protective management and well treatment strategies for future unconventional developments in the region. The combination of technologies includes:

  • Quanta Geo photorealistic reservoir geology service
  • XL-Rock large-volume rotary sidewall coring service to identify a preferred lateral landing target
  • PowerDrive Archer high-build-rate rotary steerable system
  • SonicPacer acoustic shale evaluation service
  • PayZone Steering well placement service
  • Invizion well integrity services
  • WellWatcher Contact MSS proppant placement assurance system

The project wells have been completed and are now in production.

Refracturing for Production Increases

Refracturing for Production Increases

Technical experts at a Schlumberger Production Technology Integration Center helped a customer select and rank candidate wells in the Williston Basin. The following technologies were used to refracture multiple wells:

  • BroadBand Sequence fracturing service
  • BroadBand unconventional reservoir completion services

BroadBand technology overcame the challenges posed by the exposed wellbore and the need for effective diversion by sequentially isolating fractures in the wellbore to ensure each cluster in every zone was fractured. Post-job fracture gradient analysis on the wells indicated that new rock was encountered, which resulted in a three-to-sixfold production increase among four refractured wells.

Pulling It All Together

Pulling It All Together

The Schlumberger Integrated Services Management (ISM) multiyear contract for Shell on the Sail and Drill project concluded in February 2016 after drilling a total of five wells in three countries—Benin, Turkey and Gabon. The ISM model:

  • Aligns all project participants to the objectives
  • Promotes collaboration, innovation, and custom solutions
  • Provides immediate access to local knowledge and resources
  • Integrates technologies and solutions from all providers

A total of 16,120 m were drilled and the customer acknowledged the key role ISM played in the Sail and Drill project by providing unparalleled support during unplanned events

A Performance-Based Model

A Performance-Based Model

Offshore Brazil, Schlumberger drilled four challenging pre-salt wells and one sidetrack for a client during a 30-month campaign in the ultra-deepwater Campos basin. The performance-based model improved commercial alignment and included:

  • A combination of "while-drilling" technologies enhanced characterization of the complex reservoir.
  • Downhole drilling tool reliability.
  • The use of Standard Work Instructions.
  • Planning and coordination support from Integrated Services Management (ISM).

As a result, nonproductive time was less than 8 hours from a total operating time of 7,300 hours in which 75 bottomhole assembly runs drilled more than 15 km. In addition, the final well among four was completed 26 days ahead of schedule.

How to Avoid Workover Operations

How to Avoid Workover Operations

Schlumberger used a combination of technologies offshore Mexico to achieve complete zonal isolation in two deepwater exploration wells. This included:

  • Invizion well integrity services
  • SonicScope multipole sonic-while-drilling service

These technologies provided a comprehensive analysis of the cementing jobs, and the high-quality zonal isolation enabled the customer to avoid costly workover operations that can add approximately $1.2 million per day in operating costs.

Integration in Action

Integration in Action

Discovered in 2008 by Det norske, the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway sits below 112 meters of water in the North Sea and contains approximately 210 million barrels of oil equivalent.

  • Schlumberger signed a five-year integrated services contract with Det norske in 2014.
  • We are optimizing resources between three locations: the offshore rig, the shore base in Trondheim, and a remote operations center in Stavanger.
  • Technology: StingBlade conical diamond element bit; GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service.

This integrated services project resulted in the drilling and completion of five wells among the top 10 best performers in the last eight years on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. On one of the wells the total operational savings due to the integrated approach, which was backed by our transformation, halved the time needed to drill and complete the well compared with the planned budget.

An Agile Response

An Agile Response

The procurement and timely delivery of high-quality proppant and fluids to the wellsite are critical to the success of hydraulic fracturing operations. Recognizing that the supply chain can be a differentiator in the dynamic North American hydraulic fracturing market, Schlumberger has more closely aligned the supply chain with business needs through Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). This included activities such as:

  • Creating a consistent process for S&OP.
  • Introducing professionalized planning systems.
  • Improving the connectivity between supply chain and the business.
  • Centralizing the management of product allocation and delivery

A centralized logistics tower oversees the movement of product and equipment used in North American hydraulic fracturing operations. State-of-the-art IT, including mobile technology, enables efficient carrier procurement and invoicing and provides real-time visibility of our logistics network.

Microelectronics Take the Heat

Microelectronics Take the Heat

Schlumberger has an extensive lineup of measurements-while-drilling (MWD) services, which were introduced in the 1980s as a means to optimize well trajectory in real time. TeleScope ICE ultrahigh-temperature measurements-while-drilling service uses proprietary microelectronics that are ruggedized to withstand the challenging conditions associated with drilling ultrahigh-temperature reservoirs. Important points of the TeleScope ICE design process included:

  • Using a systems engineering approach to design that was borrowed from the aircraft industry.
  • Identifying potential failure modes and finding solutions that were expected to have the highest impact on reliability.
  • Testing beyond the limits of its mission profile to build in additional reliability.
  • Incorporating enabling technologies that can be used across multiple product lines.

The proprietary microelectronics in TeleScope ICE service are also used in PowerDrive ICE ultrahigh-temperature rotary steerable system and Signature quartz gauges. The technology employed by PowerDrive ICE service means that customers can now use a rotary steerable system in ultrahigh-temperature reservoirs.


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