Video Working for Mutual Value
Sarah Gay of bp joins Donnie Ross of Schlumberger to explain how collaboration helps manage change and risk.
Integrating project preparation, prospect definition, drilling performance, and informed completions and production
Deepwater project managers are required to juggle time, cost, and quality commitments. To combat expensive spread rates, you need to employ advanced drilling and evaluation technologies to most efficiently reach the well’s target depth and meet the project objectives. Deepwater programs are challenged to drill fewer wells while maximizing well information extraction. The numerous technical challenges coupled with the economics of deepwater projects make it essential to get things right the first time.
That’s where the people of Schlumberger come in. We have the unique combination of deepwater experience, expertise, personnel development programs, technology, and global presence to help operators deliver successful projects.
Competent, multiskilled, certified people are a pillar of deepwater success. Our rigorous deepwater certification process ensures that only specially trained, experienced engineers are assigned to deepwater projects. We use an interactive system that records and tracks Schlumberger deepwater personnel from their first day of employment, mapping expertise and experience by
This unique tool matches the best-qualified personnel to projects based on individual skill sets and experience rather than on personnel location. Familiarity
with rig-specific activities and processes reduces the amount of
learning required in the environment and improves service delivery.
And our deepwater-certified personnel never stop learning. They undergo a continual learning process in workshops and through hands-on experience to learn the latest domain concepts and theories.
We apply our prior experience and local knowledge to your projects to help you navigate local regulatory requirements and take the best logistics decisions for working in remote locations. Breaking down communication silos and interfaces, one integrated service project manager (ISPM) coordinates activities, including with third-party providers.
An integrated services model (ISM) is available when we work together on multiple services and extends to managing third-party services. There are multiple examples and variations of the ISM service and it is dependent on client and project needs and requirements.
We assign people, equipment, and resources according to the needs of each project. In some cases, dedicated personnel and downhole equipment will travel with the rig, and the local Schlumberger bases provide the technical support. This minimizes any equipment availability uncertainty and allows for full accountability.
Proactive preparation reduces the potential for NPT and increases efficiency and safety of operations. Our project-startup guidelines define the steps required for your specific deepwater mobilization and encompass industry standards, regulatory requirements, operator specifications, and HSE operating standards. Operational aspects include
We rank and plot risk exposure, complexity and processes, people and competency, and equipment on a readiness matrix. All parties are made aware of progress, which significantly reduces unplanned events, NPT, and operating costs over the long term.
Improving reservoir characterization and knowledge management with 3D modeling of seismic and drilling data, formation evaluation logs, and well test data.
Enhancing recovery ratios and keeping surprises—and the downtime and costs they bring—to a minimum.
Designing completion configurations for the long term to help ensure efficient recovery of deepwater reserves.
Using effective flow assurance and artificial lift strategies, plus real-time and remote monitoring and control technology.