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2017 Awards and Recognition

Schlumberger is widely respected for developing technologies that help customers produce oil and gas more efficiently while helping them conserve natural resources and minimize their environmental footprint. In 2017 we again received numerous awards from industry peers honoring our technology advantage.

Our size and geographic reach enables us to make valuable contributions to local economies by hiring locally, building domestic capacity in our supply chains, and offering other forms of support for the communities where we live and work. Many groups have recognized our work in this area.

Sustainability Awards


Newsweek Green Rankings

Schlumberger placed 69th in the United States and 122nd worldwide in the 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings. This is an improvement compared with ranking 124th in the United States and 220th worldwide in 2016. Schlumberger placed 1st in the energy sector in the US rankings and 7th in the world energy sector rankings. The rankings feature eight key performance indicators used to assess and measure corporate environmental performance. The Newsweek Green Rankings measure corporate sustainability and environmental impact among 500 of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
Based on research from Corporate Knights and Human Impact + Profit Investor Inc., the Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance.

Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE)

2017 Global MAKE Award

For the 12th consecutive year, Schlumberger was winner of the Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study—the international benchmark for world-class knowledge organizations. Schlumberger placed first in the category of “creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing.”

2017 Overall European MAKE Award

Schlumberger was awarded the Overall European Make Award for a third time in the past five years. The Company placed first in the category of “creating a knowledge-driven enterprise culture.” This was the 12th consecutive year Schlumberger was voted a winner in the European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises study.
These awards recognize organizations that outperform their peers in creating shareholder wealth by transforming tacit and explicit enterprise knowledge and intellectual capital into superior products, services, or solutions. Teleos, an independent research company in knowledge management and intellectual capital areas, established the MAKE Awards in 1998.


America’s Best Employers

Forbes ranked Schlumberger 392nd on its 2017 list of America’s Best Employers. The Company was ranked 22nd within the Construction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining, and Chemicals industries. The complete list of America’s Best Employers includes 500 companies from 25 different industries.
Forbes ranks companies in partnership with Statista, and studies involved survey response collection and analysis applied to a sample of 30,000 employees working for firms or institutions that employ 1,000 or more.

National Society of Black Engineers

New Corporate Sponsor of the Year

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Houston Professionals chapter unanimously selected Schlumberger as their New Corporate Sponsor of the Year. Our support is helping NSBE award more than USD 20,000 in scholarships to at least 10 scholars.
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

The Wall Street Journal

Management Top 250 Rankings 2017

Schlumberger ranked 164th in the Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 rankings. Rankings were determined by measuring performance on Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Development, Innovation, Social Responsibility and Financial Strength. Schlumberger scored 5 out of 5 stars for the Innovation category and 4 out of 5 stars in the Social Responsibility category.
The Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 rankings are based on the Drucker Institute Company rankings, which ranked 693 companies in 2017.

Thomson Reuters

Top 100 Global Energy Leaders

Thomson Reuters ranked Schlumberger as one of the Top 100 Global Energy Leaders in 2017. Companies are selected for this list based on a combination of business metrics and a comprehensive group of risk metrics, as well as technological innovation, news sentiment, and environmental and social factors.
Thomson Reuters is a Canadian media and information provider for financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets.

Strategy & Global Innovation 1000 Study

Schlumberger ranked 140 worldwide in the Strategy & Global Innovation Study, which analyzes spending at the world's 1,000 largest publicly listed corporate R&D spenders. The Company was ranked fifth within the energy sector.


World’s Most Admired Companies 2017

Schlumberger ranked 47th on Barron’s Top 100 World’s Most Respected Companies list in 2017. Every year Barron´s surveys professional money managers about their views of the world´s 100 largest companies by market value.
SyncForce Ranking the Brands Top 100 is a consolidated ranking based on all globally published brand rankings.

IR Magazine

Global Top 50 Gold Ranking: 2017

Schlumberger ranked among IR Magazine’s 2017 list of Global Top 50 companies. The magazine assesses how well companies meet international standards of disclosure, transparency, and communication in investor relations.
IR Magazine’s Global Top 50 ranking celebrates companies that demonstrate excellence in communicating with their shareholders and that get their investor relations (IR) programs right all the time.

2017 Best in Sector: Energy

In 2017, IR Magazine recognized Schlumberger as the Best in Energy Sector in its Investor Perception Study–United States.
IR Magazine is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company. Originally launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is known for providing quality insight and a global perspective.

Institutional Investor

Schlumberger achieved a first-place ranking from Institutional Investor for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best IRO, Best IR Program and Best Analyst Day under the Oil Services & Equipment sector in the 2017 All America Executive Team Ranking. Schlumberger was also recognized as one of America's Most Honored Companies. To determine the winners, Institutional Investor portfolio managers and sell-side analysts nominated 2,213 US companies for their corporate leadership and investor relations expertise.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business-to-business publisher, focused primarily on international finance.

Penn State Corporate Sponsor of the Year Award

Schlumberger received the Penn State Corporate Sponsor of the Year Award in 2017, which recognizes a corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary generosity in promotion and support of Penn State University. Recipients are selected based on consistency of giving, level of impact across the university, and support for areas of greatest need. Schlumberger’s technical and recruiting teams are working to expand and strengthen the relationship with Penn State through greater technical collaboration and improved recruiting.

Petroleum Economist Awards

Service Company of the Year

Petroleum Economist presented Schlumberger with the Service Company of the Year award in 2017. The award is presented to companies that display the most effective management and development during the judging period and is open to companies providing services to the energy industry, including construction, engineering, and operating services.
Petroleum Economist is a monthly magazine that publishes macro-economic and geopolitical analyses of the energy industry.

Employee Recognition

Forbes Middle East Magazine

Top 100 Executives

The Schlumberger Advisor to the CEO, Latin America and Africa, was recognized by the business publication Forbes Middle East, ranking 19th in the publication’s list of Top 100 Executives in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Forbes Middle East Magazine features articles and reports about the world of finance and business.

Society of Petroleum Engineers

International Awards

During the 2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers reception and banquet, two Schlumberger employees received the SPE Distinguished Member award, and another employee received the Young Member Outstanding Service award. These awards “recognize those who have made significant technical and professional contributions to the industry, and those who have contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society.”

Technology Awards

Brazil National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels

Technology Innovation Award: Optimization of the Pre-Salt Drilling Process

The Schlumberger Brazil Research and Geoengineering Center and Petrobras were jointly honored with the 2017 Technology Innovation Award for Schlumberger’s Optimization of the Pre-Salt Drilling Process. Awarded by the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels, the Technology Innovation Award encourages and recognizes technologies with applicability in the oil and gas industry.
The Brazil National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels presents the Technology Innovation Award for technologies developed in Brazil by large enterprises in collaboration with Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company.

2017 World Oil Awards

The annual World Oil Awards program recognizes the upstream oil and gas industry’s leading innovations. In 2017, six Schlumberger technologies were honored with industry awards.

Best Completion Technology Award: MZ-Xpress Single-Trip Multizone Frac- and Gravel-Pack System

Best Deepwater Technology Award: Managed Pressure Drilling Integrated Solution

Best Drilling and Completion Fluids Award: PrimoPAC: The Stable, Reusable Solution for Optimal Openhole Gravel Pack Integrity (M-I SWACO)

Best Drilling Technology Award: SpectraSphere Fluid Mapping-While-Drilling Service

Best Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development - Offshore Award: ATC VAC Automatic Tank Cleaning with Vacuum Truck (M-I SWACO)

Best Visualization & Collaboration Award: OptiWell Well Construction Performance Service

The World Oil Awards recognize and honor the upstream industry’s top innovations and innovators.

E&P Magazine

2017 Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation

The following awards were presented to technologies spanning a broad range of disciplines and addressed several problems that pose roadblocks to efficient operations. The resulting technological advances opened new and better avenues to the challenging process of finding and producing hydrocarbons worldwide. In 2017, Schlumberger received awards in the following categories:

Artificial Lift: Shuttle Rigless ESP Replacement System (ZEiTECS)

Drill Bits: Axeblade Ridged Diamond Element Bit (Smith Bits)

Drilling Fluids/Stimulation: OpenPath Sequence Diversion Stimulation Service

Drilling Systems: Powerdrive Orbit Rotary Steerable System

Formation Evaluation: Saudi Aramco/Schlumberger Partnership — 3D Mapping of reservoir saturation from crosswell EM in horizontal wells

Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Pumping System: Avantguard Advanced Flowback Services

Intelligent Systems and Components: Maze Microfluidic SARA Analysis

Offshore Technology Conference

Spotlight on New Technology Awards

The Offshore Technology Conference recognizes innovative technologies with the Spotlight on New Technology Awards. Winning technologies are selected based on four criteria:

  • New and Innovative: less than two years old; original and groundbreaking
  • New and Innovative: less than two years old; original and groundbreaking
  • Proven: through full-scale application or successful prototype testing
  • Broad Interest: broad appeal for the industry
  • Significant Impact: provides significant benefits beyond existing technologies

In 2017, Schlumberger received meritorious awards for the following technologies:

  • Managed Pressure Drilling Integrated Solution
  • OptiDrill Real-Time Drilling Intelligence Service
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