SLB West Africa

Global expertise applied to regional challenges

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A trusted partner from pore to pipeline

Schlumberger has established a new regional headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, and wants to partner with you in preparing local talent to continue building a digitally enabled and sustainable energy industry. Our technical expertise gained from decades of global experience can help get you there.

With over 80 years of operating experience in West Africa, we have invested our energy in understanding the unique environment and responsibly overcoming its challenges to help optimize hydrocarbon recovery and maximize production. We support every stage of the E&P life cycle—from reservoir characterization and drilling to production and processing performance.

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Schlumberger West Africa
Stele Mermoz, Route de Ouakam
Imm Saphir, 2em etage
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: 33 825 99 91

Latest Multiclient Projects

Current Schlumberger multiclient surveys in West and sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Angola 3D Reimaging Survey
    Depth reimaging of the Lower Congo Basin

    Improve presalt imaging with reprocessed 3D data. View

  • Offshore Guinea 2D reprocessing survey.
    Offshore Guinea
    High-quality 2D prestack time migrated dataset

    Achieve critical insights in the evaluation of the open blocks. View

  • Mozambique multiclient data library
    Offshore Mozambique
    Multiclient data library

    License an extensive library of 2D and 3D seismic data covering the entirety of offshore Mozambique. View

  • Mozambique Angoche Basin
    Mozambique Angoche Basin
    15,000 km2 of broadband 3D seismic data

    Reveal the hydrocarbon potential offshore Angoche. View

Sub-Saharan Africa Case Studies and Resources

Angola

  • Total E&P Angola Saves More Than USD 100 Million and Gains an Estimated 1,000,000 BOE of Incremental Production - Effective zonal isolation with OSMP packers for openhole gravel packs reduces well count and costs and increases ultimate recovery in deepwater wells
    Total E&P Angola Saves More Than USD 100 Million and Gains an Estimated 1,000,000 BOE of Incremental Production

    Effective zonal isolation with OSMP packers for openhole gravel packs reduces well count and costs and increases ultimate recovery in deepwater wells. View

  • BP Saves 12 Days of Downtime and 6,000-m3 Diesel Managing Deepwater Pipeline with the OLGA Simulator
    BP Saves 12 Days of Downtime and 6,000-m3 Diesel Managing Deepwater Pipeline with the OLGA Simulator

    Real-time pipeline management system powered by the OLGA simulator and proactively managed for flow assurance, offshore Angola. View

Cameroon

  • Addax Petroleum Well Improves Production 22% with SpeedStar SWD Drive, Cameroon - Sine wave drive technology reduces ESP vibration stress,  enables operating frequency increase, and improves power efficiency
    Addax Petroleum Well Improves Production 22% with SpeedStar SWD Drive, Cameroon

    Sine wave drive technology reduces ESP vibration stress, enables operating frequency increase, and improves power efficiency. View

Chad

  • CNPC Optimizes Field Development Planning in Chad
    CNPC Optimizes Field Development Planning in Chad

    Merak Capital Planning aids selection of new target areas. View

Congo

  • Maintenance Strategy Reduces Intervention Time by 83% and Increases Recovery, Congo - Planned, systematic maintenance enhances well safety and performance
    Maintenance Strategy Reduces Intervention Time by 83% and Increases Recovery, Congo

    Operator reduced intervention time by 83% and recovered more than 186,854 bbl of lost oil per intervention. View

  • ENVIROUNIT System Saves Total E&P USD 6 Million in Slop Water Processing Offshore Republic of Congo
    ENVIROUNIT System Saves Total E&P USD 6 Million in Slop Water Processing Offshore Republic of Congo

    Slop water treatment system reduces waste stream by 97% during first 14 months and 18 wells on a 45-well deepwater development project. View

Equatorial Guinea

  • A 20/80 Oil/Water Ratio Non Aqueous Screen Running System Successfully Employed In Equatorial Guinea
    A 20/80 Oil/Water Ratio Non Aqueous Screen Running System Successfully Employed In Equatorial Guinea

    An innovative surfactant chemistry in a nonaqueous system with an oil-to-water ratio (OWR) of 20/80 was effectively utilized for the first time to provide wellbore stability and run a sand-control screen in an openhole gravel-pack completion. View

Gabon

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    VERSA-OUT System Boosts Oil Production 15%, Exceeding Customer Expectations, Gabon

    Water-based breaker system disperses and dissolves invert-emulsion filtercake, improves production offshore West Africa. View

Guinea

  • ACTive PS Service Reduces Rig Operations  by 10 Days During Plug Setting and Well Cleanout - Operator’s first successful worldwide implementation of production logging service
    ACTive PS Service Reduces Rig Operations by 10 Days During Plug Setting and Well Cleanout

    Operator's first successful worldwide implementation of production logging service reduces H2S and water production, Guinea basin. View

  • Starc Limited Saves USD 3.5 Million Using BHA with High-Abrasion-Resistance PDC Drill Bit - Integrated drillbit design platform enables BHA to drill additional 220 m and complete section 3.5 days ahead of schedule - Case Study
    Starc Limited Saves USD 3.5 Million Using BHA with High-Abrasion-Resistance PDC Drill Bit

    Integrated drillbit design platform enables BHA to drill additional 220 m and complete section 3.5 days ahead of schedule. View

Kenya

  • Compact Wellheads Minimize Environmental Impact and Save USD 500,000 per Well, Kenya
    Compact wellheads minimize environmental impact and save USD 500,000 per well, Kenya

    Operator saved USD 500,000 per well while minimizing impact on wildlife. View

Mozambique

  • ENVIROUNIT System Helps Save USD 9.8 Million on 16-Well Operation Offshore Mozambique and Tanzania
    ENVIROUNIT System Helps Save USD 9.8 Million on 16-Well Operation Offshore Mozambique and Tanzania

    Efficient slop water treatment saves costs, reduces HSE footprint, and enables overboard disposal within regulatory requirements. View

Namibia

  • Overcoming Losses in Tophole Sections in Deepwater Namibia
    Overcoming Losses in Tophole Sections in Deepwater Namibia

    The continual increase in exploration drilling in southern Africa has translated into a number of remote deepwater campaigns, the most recent ones being in Namibia. One particular three-well campaign was exceptionally challenging as there was no near offset-well data available. View

Niger

  • Modular Intelligent Well Completion Enables Seplat to Meet Regulations for Back Allocation - case study
    Modular Intelligent Well Completion Enables Seplat to Meet Regulations for Back Allocation

    Operator seamlessly manages joint production from multiple zones in marginal Nigerian field. View

  • InSitu Density Sensor Measurements Identify Fluid Composition and Contacts - Downhole fluid analysis of channel sands in Nigeria deepwater appraisal well based on Quicksilver Probe focused extraction
    InSitu Density Sensor Measurements Identify Fluid Composition and Contacts

    Downhole fluid analysis of channel sands in Nigeria deepwater appraisal well based on Quicksilver Probe focused extraction. View

Nigeria

  • Graph: Cumulative Improvements with Lift IQ Service
    Lift IQ Service Improves ESP Uptime by 33.6%, Reducing Deferred Production for NAOC

    Surveillance and remote intervention eliminate time-consuming wellsite visits and improve reservoir knowledge, Nigeria. View

South Africa

  • Collaborative Visualization Environment Enhances Exploration at PetroSA
    Collaborative Visualization Environment Enhances Exploration at PetroSA

    Bespoke collaboration facility created to enhance real-time and subsurface decision making. View

Tanzania

  • Comprehensive Experiments and Modelling Reduces Uncertainties in Liquid Management for the Tanzania Gas Project
    Comprehensive Experiments and Modelling Reduces Uncertainties in Liquid Management for the Tanzania Gas Project

    The Tanzania Gas Project aims to exploit reserves located offshore from Tanzania in East Africa. The project faces challenges in the management of liquid content due to deep waters, rough seabed terrain, long transport lines to shore, relatively steep inclinations, and very dry reservoir fluids. View

  • Combined Solution Methodology Aids Statoil with Subsea Tieback Design
    Combined Solution Methodology Aids Statoil with Subsea Tieback Design

    OLGA simulator and key optimization workflows define critical operating envelope. View

Solutions Across the E&P Life Cycle

Solutions from pore to pipeline—and in the toughest environments.

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    Reservoir Characterization
    The better you understand your reservoir, the better positioned you are to optimize its lifetime performance.

    Understand your reservoir rocks and fluids through accurate measurements. View

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    Well Construction
    Extended Reach, Horizontal, High DLS, LWD/MWD

    Faster ROP & better well placement in extended-reach, horizontal, unconventional, pad, high-dogleg, and other challenging oil and gas well schemes.  View

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    Completions
    Optimize your well-to-reservoir connection.

    Maximize recovery with technology to access, manage, stimulate, and monitor production. View

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    Production
    Collaboration to achieve oil and gas development and mature field redevelopment production performance goals

    Select optimal development scenarios, configure the development option, and produce at the lowest cost and carbon per barrel. View

  • Abstract 3D art portraying well Intervention.
    Well Intervention
    Extending the life of producing wells

    Improve your production performance and access to stranded or additional hydrocarbon reserves. View

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