SLB Expands Global AI Innovation Network, Opens INNOVATION FACTORI in Kuala Lumpur

Published: 12/07/2022

Schlumberger Oilfield Services

SLB recently expanded its successful INNOVATION FACTORI network with the opening of a new center in Kuala Lumpur. INNOVATION FACTORI enables customers around the globe to accelerate the development and deployment of enterprise-scale AI and digital solutions to meet their unique business demands, spanning the energy life cycle and new energy systems.

“INNOVATION FACTORI is the gateway for customers to work closely with SLB experts to accelerate high impact innovation at scale, with new ways to meet their challenges and opportunities, such as improving rig safety by fast tracking automation, optimizing production with digital twins, and modeling for efficient carbon capture and storage,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, SLB. “Through INNOVATION FACTORI, customers can extract maximum value from data and turn promising concepts into fully deployed digital solutions that deliver vast improvements in business performance and sustainability.”

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Customers benefit from a collaborative approach to problem solving, which enables them to build and deploy digital solutions in much reduced time frames. Working with domain and data science experts, they leverage cloud-native applications in the DELFI digital E&P platform, which are seamlessly integrated with open data management platforms and the Agora edge AI and IoT solutions. Customers gain access to a single, centralized platform to design, deploy, govern, and manage AI and analytics applications—allowing everyday users to develop ‘low-code/no-code’ AI solutions.

“Working closely with customers in Asia through digital innovation projects, we have reduced field development planning cycle times by more than 30%, optimized production performance to achieve cost savings of 80%, and improved return on investment by 50%,” said Amy Chua, president of Asia Basin, SLB. “INNOVATION FACTORI Kuala Lumpur enables us to further accelerate the pace of digital transformation with our customers in the region, and by working together, we are addressing the unique challenges of energy security and decarbonization in Asia.”

Since the launch of INNOVATION FACTORI in March 2021, SLB has delivered more than 200 digital innovation projects to customers around the world, supported by over 4,000 domain experts and more than 800 data scientists. INNOVATION FACTORI KL augments an expanding global network, which includes centers in Houston, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi and Oslo.

INNOVATION FACTORI KL is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur—the center for innovation for energy producers.

To learn more about INNOVATION FACTORI, visit

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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