Oilfield services firm Schlumberger and Microsoft have expanded their partnership to bring open data management to the energy industry.
Microsoft says that the collaboration aims to “accelerate new technologies for the industry”, with the first joint offering – the Schlumberger Enterprise Data Management Solution for the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) Data Platform – now available.
“Introducing a global cloud-based data solution, built by Schlumberger and Microsoft, means the energy industry can fully embrace digital transformation with confidence,” said Hinda Gharbi, executive vice president of services and equipment at Schlumberger. “By working together, we have opened access to data and artificial intelligence (AI), unlocking significant potential for productivity increases and performance gains across all domains.
“These new possibilities and opportunities have become a reality; our joint solution is available for deployment on Azure across the globe. Our industry can now quicken the pace of innovation to accelerate the digital future of energy.”
As part of the partnership, Microsoft says that the two firms will enhance the Enterprise Data Management Solution, tighten integration with OSDU and develop new joint solutions using industry-focused cloud, data and AI.
“Our expanded partnership with Schlumberger underscores the vision we share to help the energy industry’s digital transformation,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of cloud and AI at Microsoft. “By harnessing AI technologies, companies can simplify their data to gain valuable insights and streamline workflows. Built on Azure, and open and interoperable by design, these new solutions and platforms will enable every customer and partner in the energy industry to compete and thrive.”