Microsoft Azure enables Schlumberger to advance well construction

Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson on 14 September 2017
Microsoft Azure enables Schlumberger to advance well construction

Schlumberger, the oilfield services company, has announced DrillPlan – a new digital well construction planning solution which has proven in trials to help oil and gas companies deliver their well planning programmes in days rather than weeks.

The programme provides operators and service companies with the data they need in a single system, creating a circular workflow where plans are improved as new data is added, enabling future drilling programmes to benefit from prior experience.

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

The DrillPlan solution will use both Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack hybrid cloud solutions. This, combined with the real-time communication tools offered by Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams, will enable greater collaboration among teams and stakeholders, resulting in increased productivity.

“Together with Schlumberger, we are digitising the business of oil and gas drilling by enabling the delivery of solutions like DrillPlan via Microsoft Azure. In addition to bringing the power of a global, trusted and hybrid cloud to the oilfield, our cloud-based collaboration and productivity solutions will enable Schlumberger and its customers to break new ground in well construction,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft.

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