Schlumberger Acquires Distribution Rights to BabelFish Software

Schlumberger announced the acquisition of exclusive distribution rights in the upstream oil and gas industry for the BabelFish production integration software from ISS Group, Ltd. Australia.

"The ISS Group technologies complement the Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS) production operations offering and expand our ability to deliver digital oil field solutions," said Tony Bowman, president, SIS. "In combination with our Avocet production data management, surveillance, analysis and modeling solutions, the BabelFish web-based visualization framework will give production engineers and managers immediate access to actionable information—to proactively monitor and make adjustments to operations systems."

BabelFish is a framework that enables integration of diverse data from multiple production operation systems, field equipment and management applications. Data is logically grouped and graphically displayed to mirror an organization's exact real-time operational environment.

Shane Attwell, managing director of ISS Group, said, "We are extremely delighted to be a part of this significant agreement. It combines the advanced BabelFish visualization and operations solution and the Schlumberger global sales force and service capability to deliver a unique value proposition to oil and gas operators wishing to take the next steps to digital asset management."

ISS will continue to market its real-time production management technologies to the midstream and downstream oil and gas, refining, minerals, chemicals, energy, manufacturing and power industries.