Schlumberger selects Microsoft as preferred cloud provider, deploys solutions in DELFI environment

September 16, 2019

LONDON - Schlumberger announced that its technology partnership with Microsoft to develop cloud-native solutions on Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack has been strengthened by new deployments being introduced at the SIS Global Forum 2019 in Monaco.

The Petrotechnical Suite in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment is now available on Azure, integrating a broad portfolio of market-leading petrotechnical technologies in the cloud. This includes an on-demand reservoir simulation solution that enables customers to leverage the high performance computing and scale of the cloud to run the industry-leading ECLIPSE and INTERSECT reservoir simulators. Early customer engagements demonstrate how these cloud-based technologies enable significantly faster compute times with access to new tools and more functionality, increasing users’ flexibility and productivity.

Schlumberger has deployed its DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution on Azure Stack infrastructure to complement its initial Azure deployment. Schlumberger and Microsoft will now be able to deliver in-country solutions for locations subject to data residency regulations or remote operational challenges, unlocking new business opportunities in the global market.

Following the announcement that Schlumberger will open source its data ecosystem and contribute to the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) Forum, Microsoft and Schlumberger have accelerated their collaboration to develop an Azure-compliant open source DELFI data ecosystem, one of the first OSDU Data Platforms in the Azure cloud.

“Our strategic collaboration with Microsoft is enabling us to deploy our DELFI solutions across the globe to answer the needs of our customers in country or in global cloud deployments,” commented Trygve Randen, president, Software Integrated Solutions, Schlumberger. “In addition, we are working together to accelerate high performance computing capabilities and rapid adoption of the OSDU Data Platform on Azure for all industry players.”

“Data trapped in organizational silos create barriers to gaining insights, optimizing processes and production; and stifles innovation,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Microsoft Cloud + AI Group. “Schlumberger has been a catalyst in the energy industry by embracing the value of using data to drive business outcomes. We’re excited to be working with Schlumberger to leverage our intelligent cloud and intelligent edge to help operators achieve the next level of innovation.”

Further announcements on the partnership between Microsoft and Schlumberger will follow as solutions currently in development achieve market readiness.

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