Schlumberger awarded energy data project by Wintershall Dea

Source: press release, 22 September 2022

The DELFI cognitive E&P environment delivers extensive integration and connectivity across E&P domains from planning to operations
The DELFI cognitive E&P environment delivers extensive integration and connectivity across E&P domains from planning to operations (illustration: Schlumberger)

Schlumberger has announced that it has been selected by Wintershall Dea as its preferred partner on the acceleration of its Terra Nova subsurface transformation program. Working with Microsoft, Schlumberger was first to contribute the open-source code of its DELFI* Data Ecosystem to the OSDU™ – a single reference cloud-based data platform – which Wintershall Dea will leverage to accelerate the delivery of its subsurface data platform to support its business in making smarter decisions, faster.

“Wintershall Dea will use Schlumberger’s ready-to-deploy Enterprise Data Management solution built specifically for the OSDU to connect people, applications and data that drives its business,” says Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger. “The openness we helped realise for the OSDU, by making the largest contribution of code to the platform at an early stage, is now unlocking value for Wintershall Dea – democratising its data, making its systems interoperable and maximising business performance.”

“Signing with Schlumberger as strategic partner marks the kick-start of Wintershall Dea’s OSDU-enabled data-driven future and accomplishes our efficient data hub strategy,” says Hugo Dijkgraaf, chief technology officer, Wintershall Dea.

“With the deployment of the OSDU Data Platform, Wintershall Dea aims to analyse data more efficiently, search and discover data more rapidly, and take advantage of new cloud-based applications and emerging digital innovations,” comments Kathrin Dufour, senior vice president, Digitalization & Technology, Wintershall Dea.

The contract is for 1 year and will focus on deploying the OSDU in Wintershall Dea’s Microsoft Azure cloud and integrating it with petrotechnical workflows and data science tools to validate that data accessibility, exchangeability and time-to-value for new digital solutions can be improved. Schlumberger and Microsoft have a strategic partnership to accelerate new technologies for the energy industry, including the creation of an energy data platform for the OSDU Data Platform.

*Mark of Schlumberger.