Schlumberger & Sense Intellifield Collaborate on Interactive Drilling Ops

Schlumberger has signed a joint marketing agreement with Sense Intellifield to provide customers with design and installation of real-time drilling operation centers.

To strengthen the total offering, Schlumberger will provide operations management and technical services including the analysis and interpretation of data, software, connectivity and data security. Sense Intellifield will provide complementary design, construction, commissioning, hardware and software, and system support services.

In 2002, Statoil worked with Sense Intellifield to build its first drilling operation support center in Stjordal for its Halten Nordland area. Based on the success of this center, Statoil has established several collaboration and operation rooms for operations in both Norway and internationally.

"Statoil uses collaborative real-time environments to remotely monitor, model and control processes to optimize drilling," said Peter Nielsen, senior advisor, Statoil. "In the Asgaard field, Schlumberger is providing seamless 24/7 support between the field and Statoil's Stjordal center and Schlumberger's centers in Aberdeen and Stavanger."

Backed by experience in developing collaboration centers and more than 15-years experience in real-time drilling operations, Schlumberger presently operates 27 in-house drilling operation centers worldwide. The first center, built in 1995 in Aberdeen, securely monitors drilling operations for North Sea customers. These centers give customers secure access to the Schlumberger InterAct(a) real-time monitoring and data delivery technology and expertise.

"This collaboration brings together the complementary services of both Schlumberger and Sense Intellifield," said Paal Kibsgaard, president, Drilling & Measurements, Schlumberger. "As demonstrated with Statoil, we provide the flexibility to run real-time operations from the customer's center, our center or a combination of both, to optimize the drilling process by reducing cost and risk. Moving forward, we want to leverage this collaboration to offer industry-leading real-time drilling operation centers. With this agreement we are offering customers the strongest interactive drilling operation solution in the market."