Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) has introduced the DELFI cognitive E&P environment, which the company said leverages digital technologies such as security, analytics and machine learning, high-performance computing (HPC) and the Internet of Things to improve operational efficiency and deliver optimized production.
The news was released Sept. 13 during the SIS Global Forum in Paris.
DELFI aims to strengthen the integration of the geophysics, geology, reservoir engineering, drilling and production domains, Schlumberger said in a news release. It also gives Schlumberger customers and software partners the ability to add their own intellectual property and workflows.
“With the launch of the DELFI environment, we deployed an E&P Data Lake on the Google Cloud Platform comprising more than 1,000 3D seismic surveys, 5 million wells, 1 million well logs and 400 million production records from around the world, demonstrating a step change in scalability and performance,” Ashok Belani, executive vice president of technology for Schlumberger, said in the release.
In the Gulf of Mexico, Schlumberger said it processed high-resolution wide and full azimuth seismic data over a 100,000-sq-km area in the DELFI environment. Scalable HPC on Google Cloud Platform enabled high-resolution depth imaging using reverse time migration and full waveform inversion technologies, resulting in a significant reduction in project turnaround time, the company said.
In related news, Schlumberger introduced DrillPlan digital well construction planning solution, which the company said is the first step in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment. DrillPlan was described by Schlumberger in a separate news release as an integrated well construction offering that aims to transform planning and execution performance.
Developed with a focus on enhanced user collaboration and providing a new way of working for drilling teams, Schlumberger said the offering enables operators and service companies to have access to all data and science needed in a single, common system.
DrillPlan, which utilizes the Microsoft Azure and the Azure Stack hybrid cloud solution, will be available in North America land operations in fourth-quarter 2017, with development of functionalities to meet global market needs in 2018, Schlumberger said.