SLB, AWS and Shell collaborate on subsurface digital solutions

The collaboration will deliver high performance and cost effective subsurface digital solutions. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

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SLB, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Shell Global Solutions Nederland BV have signed a collaboration agreement to deliver digital end-to-end workflows for Shell, using SLB subsurface solutions on AWS cloud infrastructure

The collaboration will deliver high performance and cost-efficient subsurface digital solutions, to be used by Shell and made available to the industry. It will accelerate the availability of SLB’s industry leading software including Petrel subsurface solutions and Techlog wellbore solutions, on AWS. 

The digital workflows will use the OSDU Data Platform standards to improve customer experience by business users, while producing better insights to Shell and the energy industry. 

“Cloud-based computer power and reliable, available OSDU Technical Standard-compliant data, will be a foundation for efficient subsurface workflows and help bring data to our engineers’ fingertips. Shell is committed to ongoing support and contributions to the OSDU Forum Community, as well as to accelerating the availability of commercial solutions,” said Edwin Verdonk, executive vice president Development and Subsurface at Shell. “Through this MOU with SLB and AWS we aim to accelerate the arrival of cloud solutions and enabling OSDU Data Platform access.”

“SLB, Shell, and AWS are aligned on the importance and further deployment of the OSDU Data Platform,” said Rakesh Jaggi, President, Digital & Integration, SLB. “Our long commitment to openness enables us to deploy SLB solutions with AWS. This expands customers’ choice of cloud provider, giving them access to AWS’ significant service offering and cloud computing power for wider collaboration and increased efficiency.” 

The three parties share a long-term commitment to OSDU Data Platform: community standardisation, open source, open marketplace, the ability to liberate industry data, and to maximize the technology footprint available to the industry. Many operators have a goal of adopting the OSDU Technical Standard to accelerate cycle times and reduce costs, by building data-driven decision making into their digital workflows and switching between solutions from multiple vendors, with minimal effort. The three parties are committed to working together and with other partners to further this ambition and use the unique capabilities of an Open Forum platform.