Schlumberger Opens Reservoir Laboratory in China

New facility offers rock analysis services to support expanding exploration activity in unconventional shale plays

CHENGDU, CHINA, July 3, 2013—Schlumberger announced today the official opening of the Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory in Chengdu, China. The state-of-the-art, 32,000 sq. ft. facility is the newest addition to the Schlumberger global network of reservoir laboratories. The laboratory offers an integrated suite of petrophysical and geomechanical services to help customers improve hydrocarbon recovery and maximize production throughout the life of their reservoirs.

The laboratory in Chengdu is designed to provide a complete suite of services from field core acquisition to laboratory measurements. Laboratory personnel and petrotechnical experts work in close collaboration with domain experts to deliver a seamless solution from initial data gathering through sample selection, rock testing, model calibration and interpretation.

“We are pleased to be opening the Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory in Chengdu to support the expanding exploration activity in unconventional shale plays in China. The establishment of the Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory further supports our long-term commitment to our customers in China,” said Cheng Xu, president, Schlumberger China.

“This state-of-the art facility offers the most advanced equipment and services for reservoir analysis and geomechanical measurements to help our customers meet their objectives over the life of their unconventional reservoirs,” said Sameh Hanna, president, Schlumberger Testing Services.  

The Reservoir Laboratory is in close proximity to the Schlumberger operations facilities in Chengdu’s Gaoxin and Shuangliu districts, enabling the efficient transport of cores for analysis and support of the growing oil and gas activity in the province. 

Schlumberger operates reservoir laboratories in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

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