Schlumberger (SLB) has secured a significant five-year contract from Petrobras, one of Brazil’s largest oil and gas companies, for the enterprise-wide deployment of its cutting-edge Delfi™ digital platform.
The contract encompasses Petrobras’ complete digital transformation across exploration, development, and production operations. It involves migrating subsurface workflows to the cloud, enabling accelerated decision-making processes. This contract marks one of Petrobras’ most substantial investments in cloud-based technologies and establishes a crucial foundation for achieving its decarbonisation and net-zero targets.
With the integration of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and high-performance computing technology from SLB, Petrobras aims to achieve remarkable efficiency gains and production increases throughout its exploration and production (E&P) business. Rakesh Jaggi, President of Digital & Integration at SLB, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating that leveraging the Delfi platform will digitally transform Petrobras’ E&P workflows, enhance efficiency, and exemplify their commitment to sustainability and energy transition.
The implementation of the Delfi platform has already yielded impressive results, particularly in geological and geophysical (G&G) interpretation, according to SLB. Significant reductions in processing time have been achieved, with certain workflows experiencing a reduction from hours to minutes. For instance, the application of AI and machine learning has reduced fault interpretation time in petrophysical modeling workflows by an impressive 60%.
By empowering Petrobras’ geoscientists and engineers with the seamless and scalable digital technology and computing power of the Delfi platform, the company aims to enhance focus on core business operations. Petrobras’ substantial investment in SLB’s digital technology for E&P is part of its strategic plan to increase overall operational production.