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Schlumberger announces new digital well construction planning solution

18 September 2017 , 14:06Neftegaz.RU132


Schlumberger has introduced DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution at the SIS Global Forum - the 1st step in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment.


The DrillPlan solution is part of a fully integrated well construction offering, which transforms planning and execution performance, and enhances the efficiency and quality of every well drilled.
The solution has been developed with a focus on enhancing user collaboration and providing a new way of working for drilling teams.

Operators and service companies have access to all the data and science needed in a single, common system - creating a circular workflow where plans are improved as new data is added, enabling future drilling programs to benefit from prior experience.

The DrillPlan solution will leverage the digital technologies of the Microsoft Azure and the Azure Stack hybrid cloud solution.
Interoperability with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams will empower new levels of collaboration among teams and stakeholders, resulting in a step change in productivity.


«Together with Schlumberger, we are digitizing 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 V.P. of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft Corp.

«As the oil and gas industry continues to evolve and demand more digital capabilities, our partnership with Schlumberger will allow us to remain on the forefront of innovation


This solution demonstrated both quality and efficiency gains while generating hundreds of plans through more than one year of field testing in various locations.
In West Texas and Canada, seven oil and gas companies extensively evaluated the solution, customizing it to their well construction process.

The DrillPlan solution proved to be comprehensive and powerful - delivering well planning programs in days rather than weeks.

This solution will be available in North America land operations in 4rth-quarter 2017, with continuous development of functionalities to meet the needs of the global market in 2018 and beyond.


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