Data & Analytics

Petrobras Picks SLB’s Delfi Platform

The Brazilian major said it plans to integrate the software throughout its exploration, development, and production operations.

Source: SLB

Petrobras has awarded SLB a 5-year contract for an enterprisewide deployment of its Delfi digital platform. The contract scope covers Petrobras’ digital transformation from exploration, development, and production operations, including moving subsurface work flows to the cloud to accelerate decision making. The award represents one of Petrobras’ largest investments in cloud-based technologies and sets the foundation for it to achieve its decarbonization and net-zero targets.

“By leveraging AI, machine learning, and high-performance computing technology from SLB, Petrobras will drive aggressive efficiency and production increases across its E&P business,” said Rakesh Jaggi, president of digital and integration at SLB. “Leveraging the Delfi platform to digitally transform Petrobras’ E&P work flows will improve efficiency and demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and energy transition.”

For geological and geophysical interpretation, the Delfi platform has realized a significant reduction in processing time. Some work flows experienced a reduction from hours to minutes, SLB said. As an example, artificial-intelligence and machine-learning applications have reduced fault interpretation time in petrophysical modeling work flows by 60%.

Petrobras said it expects the Delfi platform will empower all of its geoscientists and engineers with seamless and scalable digital technology and computing power, helping improve focus on business operations. The company said the large investment in SLB digital technology for E&P is part of its plan to increase total operations production.