Schlumberger Commit to AI Solutions Across Future Upstream Workflows

Schlumberger have entered into an exclusive technology partnership agreement with US based software firm Dataiku to expand the use of artificial intelligence technology in the Oil & Gas industry.

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Dataiku specialise in “democratizing access to data and enabling enterprises to build their own path to AI in a human-centric way”. They will work alongside Schlumberger to develop new artificial intelligence products across upstream workflows within the exploration and production segments.

The partnership will allow the firms to combine Schlumberger’s existing digital tools and solutions with Dataiku’s technology, resulting in a ready-to-deploy full machine learning solution at enterprise scale.

These systems will allow the wider industry to access a cognitive E&P platform where they can build and deploy their own artificial intelligence solutions. The intention is to encourage better access to industry-wide information for data scientists who can accelerate the deployment of new solutions within their own organisations.

It represents part of a trend of oilfield service companies embracing digitalisation and artificial intelligence to improve exploration and production. Last month, rival company Baker Hughes struck a similar deal with Microsoft and AI company C3.ai.

“The technology partnership between Dataiku and Schlumberger will accelerate innovation in our industry. Democratizing AI at enterprise scale enables our customers to rapidly create new ways of working to gain powerful new insights from their planning and operations data and workflows. We are empowering industry professionals who have first-hand understanding of E&P challenges with the ability to amplify differentiation by creating impactful, fit-for-purpose AI solutions themselves. The ability to prototype, prove and deploy innovative solutions across oil and gas operations is now a possibility for all,” said Trygve Randen, President of Software Integrated Solutions, Schlumberger.

“Starting this journey with Schlumberger means further accelerating and expanding the application of leading AI capabilities for users of the DELFI cognitive E&P environment. The game-changing solutions enabled for data-driven projects will deliver new insights and rapid business impact for the upstream sector. At Dataiku, we’re excited to enter a partnership where our vision of democratizing AI in the enterprise through collaboration across the business so closely matches the open approach of Schlumberger in digitally transforming workflows for the E&P industry,” said Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku.

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