Our Technology Development

Innovating for the energy systems of tomorrow

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Male engineer in a lab

More energy. Less carbon.

Big challenges demand big thinking, creativity, and dedicated resources. See how we are helping to drive the transition to a low-carbon future.

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SLB R&D centers across the globe
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Research and Development

We are generating tomorrow’s ideas, for innovation is in our DNA. 

For the past century, SLB has continuously raised the benchmark for innovation, proven by our long-held and continuing track record of solutions, industry firsts, and new industry standards. From invention to application, our technologies rapidly enable safer, more efficient, and more sustainable operations for our customers.

  • Image of an inspection robot and an operator in an oil and gas process facility.
    Autonomous Robotic Inspections
    Visual, thermal, and acoustic inspections and air quality measurements

    Enhance safety, increase facility uptime, and free up expert personnel. View

  • a family and children playing outside on a tubular architectural piece
    Scaling New Energy Systems

    Accelerating the transition to low-carbon energy. View

  • EcoShield geopolymer cement-free system.
    Geopolymer cement-free system.


  • Aegis armor cladding
    3D-Printed Armor

    Drill with 400% more erosion resistance and 40% more blade strength than other bit materials. View