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SLB, AWS, and Shell Team Up To Push OSDU Adoption

The three companies have signed an agreement for Shell to use SLB software on the Amazon Web Services cloud with work flows using OSDU standards.

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SLB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Shell Global Solutions Nederland have signed a multiyear three-way collaboration agreement to deliver digital end-to-end work flows for Shell using SLB subsurface software on AWS cloud infrastructure. The collaboration is intended to deliver high performance and cost-efficient subsurface digital data, to be used by Shell and made available to the industry.

The digital work flows will use OSDU data platform standards. The collaboration builds on the existing strategic collaboration agreement between SLB and AWS and increases the availability of SLB’s software on AWS.

“Cloud-based computer power and reliable, available OSDU technical standard-compliant data will be a foundation for efficient subsurface work flows and help bring data to our engineers’ fingertips” said Edwin Verdonk, executive vice president for development and subsurface at Shell. “Shell is committed to ongoing support and contributions to the OSDU Forum community, as well as to accelerating the availability of commercial solutions.”

The three parties share a long-term commitment to the OSDU data platform. The expansion of SLB’s multiplatform strategy to include AWS reflects the potential of the platform’s openness, with SLB software integrating with AWS cloud infrastructure without the need for costly and inefficient adaptation of applications.

“SLB, Shell, and AWS are aligned on the importance and further deployment of the OSDU data platform,” said Rakesh Jaggi, president for digital and integration at 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.”