This is a continuing series about Schlumberger operations and integration. Articles in the series address the benefits of integrated technology and engineering workflows for hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Part 6
From single services to integrated operations

The integration of technologies and workflows exemplified by the Eagle Ford Consortium is a step change from past procedures, in which oil companies tendered almost every major oilfield service separately and retained overall coordination. As a result, benefits from integration within the service industry could not be realized...

Part 5
Optimizing production technologies

Once a well is drilled, it must be produced. Long gone are early industry production techniques of relying on natural drive assisted by simple rod pumps to bring the oil to the surface. To help customers optimize production and improve recovery, the Schlumberger Production Group brings together the technologies of reservoir stimulation, well completion, artificial lift, production monitoring, and well intervention...

Part 4
Integrating drilling technologies

Once the well location has been selected on the basis of high-quality characterization and a shared-earth model, drilling performance becomes fundamental to cost-effective well construction. Improving the industry’s typically suboptimal workflows begins with establishing three objectives...

Part 3
Linking to physical measurements

Reservoir data are intricate and varied, representing significant investment. The equally sophisticated technologies that acquire and use such data are developed within Schlumberger by 15 individual product lines organized in three distinct groups—Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, and Production...

Part 2
The digital workflow

Whether working offshore in deepwater or developing an unconventional reservoir on land, E&P activity would be much easier if we could actually see what is happening thousands of meters below. But the reservoir is hidden from view, so instead we can envision it by building a model of its characteristics and peculiarities...

Part 1
From Unconventional to Conventional

The increasing diversity of oil and gas field development presents a variety of technical challenges. The workflow and technology applied cannot be routine but must be customized from field to field...