Intelligent wireline formation testing platform
Experience your reservoir like never before.
Your chance to experience the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform has arrived. Our subject matter experts are visiting locations around the globe to give you an overall introduction, discuss your reservoir challenges and show how the Ora platform can solve them, and present case studies in a collaborative networking setting. Make sure you sign up for a location near you by contacting your local Schlumberger representative.
Where will we stop next? Scroll down to see our upcoming world tour locations and read the highlights of past events.
Date: 5 March 2020
Event: Technical session prior to NBA game, Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers
Venue: Toyota Center | 1510 Polk St., Houston, TX 77002 | Banquet room 94
|Time 15:30–16:15||Agenda Registration|
|Time 16:15–16:20||Agenda HSE and introduction|
Claire Barbier, VP Operations, Schlumberger Wireline
||Ora platform launch presentation
Simon Edmundson, Reservoir Product Champion
||Meeting reservoir challenges: Ora platform solutions and case studies
German Garcia, Reservoir Domain Champion
Gunjan Khatri, Ora Platform Marketing Manager
|Time 17:15–18:15||Agenda Experience the Ora platform, meet the experts, and networking (with food and drinks)|
|Time 18:15–18:30||Agenda Raffle and closing words|
|Time 18:30–19:00||Agenda Move to the Loft Suites to watch the game|
|Time 19:00–finish||Agenda NBA game: Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers|
Wireline Reservoir Product Champion
Simon Edmundson is the product champion for Schlumberger Wireline Reservoir Services, a position he assumed in January 2017. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Wireline Account Manager for UK wireline operations and before that performed wireline field service manager roles in both Netherlands and Angola. After joining Schlumberger in 2003, he spent his first 5 years as a wireline field engineer based in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2003, Simon received a master of engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, London.
Outside of Schlumberger, Simon is an experienced Arctic expeditioner. He won the 500-km 2006 Polar Challenge skiing race to the North Magnetic Pole and has completed two unguided kite-skiing crossings of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Schlumberger Fellow, Reservoir Fluids, and SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Oliver C. Mullins is a Schlumberger Fellow and member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He led the inception and development of downhole fluid analysis (DFA) in well logging and is now pioneering the newly codified discipline of reservoir fluid geodynamics (RFG) for novel, unparalleled reservoir evaluation. RFG accounts for processes dictating fluid and tar distributions in oilfield reservoirs.
Recognized with the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry from the American Chemical Society and the Gold Medal from the SPWLA, Dr. Mullins is the author of an award-winning book on DFA, coeditor of three books, author or coauthor of 280 papers, and coinventor on 130 allowed US patents. In 2020, he was selected as one of 34 SPE Distinguished Lecturers, being nominated by his peers and selected by a special SPE committee based on the quality, timeliness, and relevance of his presentation. He is Fellow of two professional societies and is Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.
NAO Reservoir Domain Champion
German is a reservoir domain champion for Wireline Reservoir Services in the North America Offshore Geomarket. Since joining Schlumberger in 1998, he has worked in technical positions in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. German holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the National University of Colombia and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering with project management from Heriot-Watt University. German is currently responsible for assisting operating companies in deepwater Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean with the acquisition of critical reservoir dynamic data to derisk high capital investment decisions.
Reservoir Domain Champion
Dr. Richard Jackson is currently a domain champion and reservoir engineering adviser for Wireline Reservoir Services in the Houston Domain Center for the Western Hemisphere. He was a wireline technical director in his previous role for reservoir engineering and management in Paris, France. Other positions include reservoir engineering adviser and wireline reservoir domain champion for sub-Sahara Africa (SSA); India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka (INM); and Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea (NGA). Prior to his assignment in NGA, he was a senior reservoir engineer for Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Muscat, Oman (2001-2006), and a senior reservoir engineer for Schlumberger Evaluation & Production Services, Ltd., in Aberdeen, UK (1997-2001).
|City||Date and Time||Venue|
|Houston, Texas, US||5 March 2020
Banquet room 94
1510 Polk St
Houston, Texas 77002, US
|Mexico City, Mexico||13 March 2020||Hotel Camino Real Polanco
Mariano Escobedo 700
Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX 11590
|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||24–27 March 2020, during OTC Asia||Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||April 2020||TBC|
|Perth, Australia||18–21 May 2020, during APPEA||Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth, Western Australia
|Beijing, China||June 2020||TBC|
|Stavanger, Norway||31 August–3 September 2020, during ONS||Stavanger Forum
Gunnar Warebergsgate 13
City: Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date: 14 January 2020
The Ora platform world tour in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was held at IPTC 2020, the first time IPTC has been held in the Kingdom. It was a momentous event in the region for Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, and the entire industry. The event was attended by Saudi Aramco management, including VP of Petroleum Engineering and Development Nasir K. Al Naimi and Chief Petroleum Engineer Mr. Waleed Al Mulhim, along with petroleum engineering management*. Mr. AlNaimi and Schlumberger KSA Geomarket Manager Ziad Jeha opened the Ora platform launch in Saudi Arabia by cutting the ribbon, marking a new era for reservoir characterization.
In his opening speech, Wireline President Djamel Idri introduced the Ora platform which leverages digital hardware built from the ground up and a digital ecosystem as the first realization of the Wireline 4.0 vision. Djamel thanked Saudi Aramco for its support in deploying the platform in the Kingdom, including some of the first Ora platform field tests which played a significant role in its development. Wireline PSD Manager Bayan Tawfeek Molah further highlighted the key Ora platform jobs for Saudi Aramco which were completed successfully in challenging conditions previously considered impossible. The group then watched an immersive Ora platform 360 video and moved to the Ora platform interactive model where Wireline Evaluation Services BDM Najib Gharib explained the key features and applications of the platform’s digital hardware.
To commemorate the platform’s launch in the Kingdom, Nasir, Djamel, and Ziad cut a specially designed cake of the Ora platform, and an appreciation plaque was presented to Saudi Aramco.
For the broader audience of Aramco and other attendees, an interactive quiz and presentation of the Ora platform was held by Ora Marketing Manager Gunjan Khatri and Wireline Reservoir Product Champion Simon Edmundson.
Following the launch event, a special event was held where Wireline VP-Marketing & Technology Guillaume Borrel presented appreciation plaques to Saudi Aramco subject matter experts for their collaboration and constructive participation in qualification of several new key wireline technologies in the Kingdom.
*RMD Manager Naji Al Umair, Saudi Aramco RDSD Manager Khalid Zainalabedin, and RDD General Supervisor Abdullatif A.Al Omair.
City: London, UK
Date: 10 December 10 2019
Attended by more than 40 customers from Europe and Africa, the first Ora platform world tour event was completed successfully on 10 December 2019 at Schlumberger's London headquarter office. The tour was opened by Guillaume Borrel, Wireline Marketing & Technology VP, followed by several presentations of the Ora platform overview, case studies, and intelligent planning. The engaging Kahoot! quiz session ended the presentation session and energized customers before starting the social networking session provided with food, drinks, and entertainment.
Ronny Hendrawan, Lead Global Account Director, closed the event. Good conversations took place between the Schlumberger sales team and customers. At the end of the event, multiple customers gave positive feedback about the event, how excited they are with Ora platform capabilities, and how they can address their reservoir challenges.