Schlumberger Opens China Petroleum Institute

Schlumberger announced Friday the opening of the Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute (SCPI) located in the Schlumberger China headquarters office building in the Chaoyang district of Beijing. The institute has more than 100 petro-technical experts, most of them co-located on the same floor of the office building in Beijing, and others working in several locations around China.

The Data Services and the Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering (GPE) teams form the core of the institute. They work in tight coordination with the domain experts from all other Schlumberger technology segments to deliver best-in-class integrated petro-technical services to Chinese national oil and gas companies and to international oil companies working in China.

In addition to petro-technical services, the institute provides technical support to Chinese national oil companies for their international projects, as well as petro-technical training via NExT. Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute is also a hub for conducting R&D projects jointly with Chinese national oil companies and universities.

"The establishment of the Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute is a milestone in Schlumberger's thirty-year history in China. The institute leverages Schlumberger's expertise in reservoir evaluation. It shows our long-term commitment to our customers in China," said Cheng Xu, president, Schlumberger China.

"Schlumberger is well known for its ability to invent and develop new technologies. We are excited at SCPI to propose joint R&D initiatives to our clients to develop and test technologies to address technical challenges specific to China oil and gas fields. This could be very important for the future, especially for unconventional resources," said Dr. Bernard Montaron, director, SCPI.