Schlumberger has announced the acquisition of exclusive distribution rights to the oil and gas sector for the MetaCarta map-based geographic information search technologies from MetaCarta, Inc.
“MetaCarta is the perfect complement to expand the Schlumberger industry leadership in information management. With the increasing amount of information held in unstructured form such as documents, presentations and web content, MetaCarta’s geographically specific access to unstructured content brings new power to petrotechnical professionals,” said Olivier Le Peuch, president, Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS). “In combination with our geoscience and engineering information management solutions, now petrotechnical professionals will be able to rapidly incorporate all available information that is relevant to their prospect or field.”
MetaCarta search technology combines map-driven geographic search, geographic referencing, temporal filtering and data visualization capabilities for both structured and unstructured content, making that content "location-aware." This enables geoscientists and engineers to rapidly find and display relevant data in the context of their area of interest.
 “The Schlumberger global sales and support organization will accelerate the expansion of MetaCarta solutions in the oil and gas industry,” said Ron Matros, president and chief executive officer, MetaCarta. “We look forward to bringing geographically relevant data search capabilities to a broader set of customers across the globe.”
Schlumberger will acquire all existing contracts for MetaCarta in the oil and gas sector, resulting in a single source for sales and support of this technology in the industry.
For more information, visit www.SLB.com or www.metacarta.com.