Gazprom Neft To Develop Digital Oil Production Services With Schlumberger
Schlumberger and Russia’s Gazprom Neft have agreed to jointly develop software and promote other upstream services to be commercialized across Russia and internationally.
Schlumberger and Russia’s Gazprom Neft have agreed to jointly develop digital services across the Russian upstream, including joint creation of new drilling and well-design software while Schlumberger also localizes its solutions across Russia and opens doors for Gazprom Neft technologies internationally.
Gazprom Neft’s Chief Digital Officer Andrey Belevtsev signed the Memorandum of Cooperation together with Rustam Biktimirov, vice president for digital technologies and integration, Schlumberger Russia and Central Asia, on 29 November, according to a Gazprom Neft news release.
“Our focus on localizing full-cycle digital product development is a key element of Schlumberger’s business in Russia — as is partnering with Gazprom Neft in working together on digital transformation,” Gokhan Saygi, president, Schlumberger Russia and Central Asia, said in the release.
In addition to developing new drilling solutions, the partners aim to create advanced data analytics tools for geological prospecting and hydrodynamic simulations while also targeting enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies intended for complex geological conditions.
Schlumberger and Gazprom Neft said they will involve Nedra, a Gazprom Neft contractor which develops and integrates digital oil production solutions, the Moscow Research Center (a Moscow city-run research and development entity), and Schlumberger’s Tyumen Competency Center in West Siberia, the release said.
New technologies developed by the partnership will be based on the International Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) set of standards which Gazprom Neft’s Belevtsev said advances his company’s goal of “developing an open industry platform and digital oil production data management technologies in conjunction with our international partners.”.
Under the cooperation memorandum, jointly developed products will be commercialized within Russia by Gazprom Neft while Schlumberger markets jointly developed solutions to its international partners.
“These new solutions will be integrated into Gazprom Neft’s technological ‘ecosystem’ and will, going forward, be made available for all companies in the industry — on the (Russian) domestic (market) and international markets,” Vadim Yakovlev deputy chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, said in the release.