Data mining/analysis

Schlumberger Plans To Join the Open Subsurface Data Universe

The service company said it will make its data ecosystem available to the platform that is designed to bring together exploration, development, and wells data from across the industry. This will allow Schlumberger to integrate its solutions with its clients who have already joined the platform.


Schlumberger has said it plans to open its data ecosystem and contribute to The Open Group’s Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU), a standard data platform for the oil and gas industry consisting of dozens of operators, service companies, and suppliers.

OSDU creates an ecosystem where members can contribute software code and promote digital solutions related to subsurface and well data. Schlumberger will have the opportunity to integrate its own solutions where many of its clients have already migrated data onto the cloud using the OSDU platform.  

“With the move to an open-source-based OSDU data platform, we really are making the subsurface and wells portfolio far more accessible for innovative applications from a much broader spectrum of application developers,” said Steve Nunn, chief executive officer of The Open Group, in a press release.  

“This collaboration will help us to make strides in the development of technology standards to transform the way we store, share, and analyze subsurface data,” he said. “And, by fostering innovation in the field, we will enable those in the industry to operate more freely and be part of an open ecosystem.”

Shell and Equinor are founding members of OSDU. Other prominent members include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Total, Woodside Energy, and Halliburton.