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Schlumberger and IBM introduce new service to optimize integrated oil & gas upstream production operations

Schlumberger and IBM today have teamed up to provide integrated services to upstream oil and gas customers that will improve the business impact of production operations projects.

The offering combines Schlumberger’s production optimization services, upstream expertise, and Avocet production operations software platform with IBM’s enterprise asset management and enterprise services to deliver an end-to-end service for optimizing integrated production operations.

Through the service, customers should expect improved productivity, efficiency and cost management across operational areas including production optimization, flow assurance, logistics, scheduling, HSE, human resources, equipment monitoring and maintenance.

Traditional ways of doing business are being challenged and business process reengineering has become an absolute requirement. Schlumberger and IBM are coming together with a joint engagement model to deliver our clients a clear path to achieving operational excellence, through integrated enterprise and domain-specific business processes with collaborative, real-time intelligence for improved decision making in the oil and gas industry.

—John Brantley, IBM general manager for the Chemicals and Petroleum Industries

This new service unifies the decision environment to provide the support critical for productivity and efficiency gains in today’s oilfield operations. The combination of production optimization workflows with enterprise business processes enables multidisciplinary solution teams to implement customized business offerings spanning asset to enterprise levels.

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. IBM addresses oil and gas industry challenges with a broad portfolio of cloud and software solutions, consulting, systems integration as well as outsourcing services underpinned by IBM Research.


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