Minimize Well Construction CO2 Footprint | Schlumberger

Minimize Well Construction CO2 Footprint

Reduce emissions per foot drilled

Less is more. Decarbonize drilling operations while driving high performance.

No matter where you are in the well construction process, whether offshore or onshore, we help customers find ways to reduce CO2 emissions while maximizing the value of their operations. We do this by understanding your sustainability goals and matching them with our expanding portfolio of Transition Technologies that quantifiably reduce environmental impact, so you can make more informed decisions to decarbonize your operations and drive superior business results.

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† Transportation-related emissions sourced from US EPA (April 2021). ‡ Cement manufacturing emissions sourced from US EPA (2005), Portland Cement Association (PCA) member survey (2006), and the British Cement Association (BCA) fact sheet (2015). § The Inventory of Circular Ecology Database ( †† Rig emissions are based on Schlumberger studies and internal calculations, assuming 40% tripping, 40% drilling, and 20% circulating off bottom. ‡‡ Based on Schlumberger studies and internal calculations. Typical emissions values are shown; actual emissions may vary depending on fluid type and flaring efficiency.

How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Increase efficiency and reduce your energy consumption. Improving operational efficiency reduces fuel burned by the rig per well drilled and consequently, drives down emissions. We've quantified the impact of our most differentiated oil and gas Transition Technologies to help you construct wells faster with less fuel consumption and lower emissions in your drilling program—even in the most challenging environments.

Our commercially available technologies that increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption include industry-first rotary steerable innovations like NeoSteer at-bit steerable systems (ABSS), which minimize trips to drill curve and lateral sections, and Geosphere 360 3D reservoir mapping-while-drilling service, which maximizes reservoir contact in every well. These drilling efficiency enablers are supported by subsurface evaluation technologies such as Optiq Seismic fiber-optic borehole seismic solution, which virtually eliminates emissions related to borehole seismic acquisition. Additionally, our Intelligent Power Management solution provides a comprehensive system that optimizes rig power generation, reducing fuel consumption and emissions per kW.h generated and offers a path to near-zero rig emissions.

Minimize Well Construction CO2 Footprint
Learn about Schlumberger Transition Technologies for Well Construction
Case Study: NeoSteer CL ABSS Reduces Trips and GHG Emissions—Argentina, Vaca Muerta Basin
Case Study: Improving Efficiency With Fewer Trips Lowers Rig Emissions
NeoSteer CL ABSS drills single-run curve and lateral
Case Study: Concurrent Recording of 3D VSP in 4 wells cuts environmental impact—Gulf of Mexico, Offshore
Case Study: Saving Acquisition Time Shrinks Environmental Footprint
Optiq Seismic borehole seismic solution avoided deferred production

But why stop there? Shrink your environmental footprint even more.

  • Adopt low-carbon technologies that reduce embodied emissions in consumables. Additional Scope 3 emissions reductions are also achievable when you use fluids and products that produce less CO2e emissions during their design and manufacturing compared with traditional technology. Transition Technologies include cementing solutions, and this is just the start of our journey.
ENVIROUNIT offshore slop water treatment system
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Collaborate digitally to achieve bigger impacts long term

Transition to digital solutions for more consistency and higher-performing operations. We believe digital solutions and automation are key enablers that will unlock new levels of performance and maximize emissions reductions. For example, our Performance Live digitally connected service enables an ecosystem that delivers more consistent and higher-performing operations.

These solutions can cut or eliminate manual tasks, reduce crew size requirements, and quantifiably improve performance and reduce GHG emissions. By increasing collaboration with our customers, we are poised to rapidly expand this portfolio, paving the way for long-term success—together.

Complimenting our Transition Technologies portfolio and continuing the theme of collaboration, our Drilling Emissions Management service offers customers bespoke end-to-end solutions to reduce well construction emissions, leveraging our domain expertise and fit-for-purpose solutions including the Transition Technologies portfolio.

See More Transition Technologies for Well Construction

Whatever drilling challenges you face, our experts are available to discuss a range of well construction Transition Technologies to help achieve your objectives and maximize performance while minimizing impact.

PowerDrive Orbit G2

Rotary steerable system

Leverage increased abrasion resistance, higher DLS for tighter curves, and better directional control while lowering emissions.


Definitive dynamic survey-while-drilling service

Achieve real-time, high-definition wellbore architecture—from tophole to TD.


CO2-resistant cement system

Mitigate the risk of CO2 degradation and leakage when cementing new CO2 injection wells or plugging and abandoning existing injection or production wells.

CemFIT Heal

Flexible self-healing cement system

Ensure zonal integrity for the life of the well with a flexible cement system that, if damaged, repairs itself on contact with oil or gas.


Automatic tank-cleaning technology

Minimize HSE risks, waste generation, and emissions.


Offshore slop water treatment system

Reduce offshore drilling waste stream by up to 90%, reduce trips to shore, lower emissions and fuel use.

Performance Live

Digitally connected service

Improve performance and consistency using a digital ecosystem enabling access to expertise anytime and anywhere.

Intelligent Power Management

Comprehensive power optimization

Tailor a solution to meet your objectives for fuel efficiency, emissions, and engine life.


Intelligent wireline formation testing platform

Experience your reservoir like never before.

Optiq Seismic

Fiber-optic borehole seismic solution

Improve efficiency of borehole seismic operations by eliminating the need for a dedicated seismic descent.

GeoSphere 360

3D reservoir mapping-while-drilling-services

Now you can drill with real-time insights on fluid volumes, bodies, faults, and lithology—at reservoir scale.


At-bit steerable systems

Integrated steering and cutting structure technology for unprecedented DLS capability, durability, and ROP.

Reduce or Eliminate Flaring

Predict and minimize emissions related to rig activities. Explore Transition Technologies that can help eliminate the need for flaring or minimize emissions when the activity cannot be avoided.

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