Data management

Schlumberger, IBM Reveal Hybrid Cloud for OSDU

The new data-management platform is designed to increase access to energy data.

Credit: Schlumberger.

Schlumberger and IBM announced the industry’s first commercial hybrid cloud data management for the OSDU data platform. The hybrid cloud offering is designed to expand access to customers globally, including those in locations where data residency requirements and local regulations may affect the use of a global public cloud.

“This collaboration is a game changer for energy operators to drive higher performance and greater efficiencies by now enabling integrated work flows and innovation using AI. The hybrid cloud solution allows clients to maintain the sovereignty of their data and also gives them options as to how they choose to leverage the solution, with the freedom to deploy on a range of infrastructures or a regional cloud provider,” said Manish Chawla, global industry managing director for energy, resources, and manufacturing at IBM.

The platform will provide energy operators with full interoperability, making their data accessible by any application within their exploration and production (E&P) environment through the OSDU common data standard to enable easy sharing of information between teams. The data management platform is also engineered to minimize the time for data transfers between applications.

“As momentum grows for the OSDU data platform, we are offering the industry’s first commercial hybrid cloud enterprise data management solution to leverage its advanced capabilities to help customers in all regions make faster decisions and optimize operational efficiency,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president for digital and integration at Schlumberger. “Our solution was developed to accelerate digitalization for all by enabling data to be connected and managed at an unprecedented scale.”

The collaboration builds on the work between Schlumberger and IBM to work with the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for deployment of Schlumberger’s Delfi cognitive E&P environment worldwide. The platform will be offered by Schlumberger, and all transition and managed services will be provided by Schlumberger and IBM Services. Schlumberger is an IBM ecosystem partner.