Schlumberger and Bauer Agree on Manufacturing Joint Venture

Published: 12/10/2015

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HOUSTON, December 10, 2015—BAUER Maschinen GmbH, an affiliated company of BAUER AG and Schlumberger, today announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to manufacture land drilling rigs and associated products.

Bauer and Schlumberger have 51/49 ownership of the joint venture, respectively. Bauer is an industry leader in specialist foundation drilling equipment manufacturing and provides access to global rig manufacturing capabilities with facilities in Germany, US, China, Far East and Russia. Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of drilling technology, integrated project management and information solutions for customers in the oil and gas industry.

Through the joint venture, land drilling rigs and associated rig equipment for use in the oil, gas and geothermal sectors will be developed and manufactured for Schlumberger and other third parties.

Bauer Chairman, Prof. Thomas Bauer, said, “This is an exciting time for Bauer as we now have the opportunity to further expand our manufacturing business through the joint venture in the oil and gas industry. Our near term focus is on the execution of plans that have been agreed in recent months while continuing to deliver the highest quality and cost competitive products to the market.”

Schlumberger Land Rigs President, Arindam Bhattacharya, commented, “We are extremely pleased with the joint venture agreement with Bauer. This is a key step in the execution of our strategy to provide an advanced end-to-end offering in land rigs that will be a platform to further integrate our overall drilling technology portfolio and help our customers significantly improve drilling performance and reduce well cost.”

About Bauer

The BAUER Group is an international construction and machinery manufacturing concern based in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria. Bauer is a leader in the execution of complex excavation pits, foundations and vertical seals, as well as in the development and manufacture of related machinery. In 2014 the companies of the BAUER Group employed about 10,400 people in some 70 countries and achieved total Group revenues of EUR 1.56 billion.  For more information, visit

About Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing approximately 105,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production.

Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague, and reported revenues of $48.58 billion in 2014. For more information, visit

This document includes forward-looking statements regarding the joint venture and the companies, made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The joint venture and companies’ actual results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations of the joint venture and companies’ performance and are subject to a variety of factors, some of which are not under the control of the joint venture and companies, which can affect the joint venture and companies’ results of operations, liquidity or financial condition.

Because the information herein is based solely on data currently available, it is subject to change as a result of changes in conditions over which the joint venture and companies have no control or influence, and should not therefore be viewed as assurance regarding the joint venture and companies’ future performance. Additionally, the joint venture and companies are not obligated to make public indication of such changes unless required under applicable disclosure rules and regulations.

For further information, contact:


Simon Farrant – Schlumberger Limited, Vice President of Investor Relations
Joy V. Domingo – Schlumberger Limited, Manager of Investor Relations
Office +1 (713) 375-3535

Christopher Wolf – BAUER Aktiengesellschaft, Investor Relations
Office +49 8252 97 1797


Joao Felix – Schlumberger Limited, Director of Corporate Communication
Tel:+1 713 375 3494