Schlumberger, OMV Upstream partner to deploy AI and digital solutions

AdobeStock 303096323Schlumberger, an oilfield services company, and OMV Upstream have announced an enterprise-wide deployment of AI and digital solutions enabled by the cloud-based DELFI cognitive E&P environment, across OMV’s global operations

The five-year agreement will see the two companies working together to improve efficiency across OMV’s operations and position the company as a digital leader in the energy industry.

“We are working hand in hand with OMV; jointly innovating on projects to support specific business goals like the reduction of well planning times and acceleration of field development planning, supported by leading digital technologies deployed within the DELFI environment,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger. “This global digital deployment is a testament to the operational teams of both companies. The successes we have already achieved together underpin our innovation mindset to set us on a steady path toward achieving the enterprise-scale successes OMV is targeting.”

“OMV and Schlumberger share the belief that digitalisation is more than technology,” said Johann Pleininger, executive board member responsible for upstream and deputy chairman of OMV. “It’s a new way of working and how we organise our global businesses. We are leveraging the DELFI environment to make the integration of our teams a reality. The powerful combination of physical science enhanced with new digital technologies leads to significantly faster and more informed decisions across both technical disciplines and operational settings. This can make our business even more efficient and therefore, more cost-effective.”

The extensive pilot deployment of the DELFI environment has helped OMV realise operational efficiencies in exploration, field development planning, drilling and well-planning. The OMV Upstream subsurface team used AI-enhanced workflows in the DELFI Petrotechnical Suite to automatically create and simulate 200 model realisations in one-sixth of the time. In well-planning operations, the DrillPlan solution helped plan eight wells in the time it would normally take to plan one.

The agreement formalises the commitment from both companies to advance the industry standard OSDU(tm) data platform and lays the foundation for further collaboration and innovation for workflows and solutions across the energy spectrum.

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