Marking the 3rd stop of the world tour, the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform was launched successfully in a technical session at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, on 5 March 2020. The event was attended by 61 customers across 20 different operators, including Chevron, Eni, Equinor, Exxon, Hess, Oxy, Murphy, Repsol, Shell, Total, and Talos Energy.
NAO HSE Manager Dave Lawrence presented a safety moment regarding COVID-19 at the beginning of the event. Steve Kaufmann then welcomed customers and officially opened the event. In his welcome speech, Steve highlighted that the Ora platform is the realization of Schlumberger’s digital vision leveraging downhole digital hardware and cloud-native software, built from ground up to enable customer success and performance.
Engaging presentations of the Ora platform overview and case studies were then presented by Simon Edmundson and German Garcia, followed by an interactive Kahoot Quiz hosted by Chris Babin. For the next hour, customers interacted with various experts including Oliver Mullins, reservoir fellow, and Ashers Partouche, Ora platform program manager. Customers also experienced the Ora platform through the interactive model; virtual reality; 14 posters of key features, applications, and case studies; and 4 screens containing various information and animations. At the end of the night, everybody enjoyed watching the NBA game between the local Houston Rockets team and LA Clippers.