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Infrastructure modernization

Power your exploration and production with high performance computing

As their computing demands grow, oil and gas companies like Schlumberger, TOTAL, Anadarko, and others rely on Google Cloud to scale workloads, such as seismic interpretation, regression analysis and classification, and fast basin modeling and simulation. With Google Cloud Platform, these workloads scale up in minutes, including clusters with several hundred (or thousand) cores and are billed based on the compute seconds used.

In scaling its hallmark electricity and gas payment solution, Podo replatformed on Google Cloud’s scalable, reliable infrastructure, withstanding high traffic spikes for a fraction of the cost compared to physical machines. By deploying virtual instances with Compute Engine, Podo has the flexibility to meet changing demands by adding and subtracting virtual machines at will — while using Stackdriver for logging and monitoring every stage of the process.

Data management

Cut storage costs and optimize operations with serverless databases

Google Cloud offers fully managed, serverless databases to help reduce the cost of storage, increase insights and value, and manage enterprise data scalably, reliably, and securely, as well as the tools to greatly simplify migration from legacy databases.

For example, BigQuery, our fully managed serverless data warehouse, makes it easy for energy companies to holistically manage and optimize well site planning, drilling, and production. Schlumberger, in conjunction with Google geophysics experts, optimized its geophysical DELFI cognitive energy and production (E&P) environment on GCP, and deployed an E&P data lake based on BigQuery. The result? The solution now runs more than 100 million data items comprised of over 30 TB of petrotechnical data — a scale not previously possible in traditional data center environments.

Additionally, Cognite and Aker BP worked together on several projects on the scalable managed services of Google Cloud to build a sophisticated industrial asset management solution. This solution monitors more than 500,000 events per second in real time from equipment, historical data, and more than 50 different applications.

Application development

Improve productivity with efficient end-to-end development

To streamline operations when their technicians are in the field, Aker Solutions developed an entire family of applications built on App Engine, including the ability to open and deploy images very quickly. Leveraging Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub, the apps ingest and process millions of data entities and documents, making them instantly searchable. As a result, the new search and engineering assistant applications have raised efficiency by approximately 20%.

Similarly, the Portugese utility company EDP turned to GCP to solve data access issues on their customer mobile app. EDP migrated from its data center and rebuilt the app in only two months using Google App Engine, autoscaling to meet peaks in demand — all while connecting customers to their data even during maintenance periods.

Smart business analytics

Streamline your planning and operations with integrated analytics

With the help of Google Cloud’s complete suite of analytics and machine learning tools, energy companies and manufacturers generate insights from vast sources of legacy as well as torrents of new data.

The French utility GRDF maintains the largest natural gas network in Europe and relies on Google Cloud to help their technicians identify several chemical products with their smartphones. Built on Google Cloud and Cloud Storage, the company’s custom app harnesses the power of Cloud Machine Learning Engine with TensorFlow to analyze thousands of product photographs from every angle, distance, and configuration. As a result, technicians can automatically recognize a product by identifying the shape of the container or packaging.

IoT solutions

Optimize your subsurface, production, refining, and processing with streamlined IoT data

Unlock business insights in real time from data across your globally dispersed devices with Cloud IoT. Cloud IoT is a comprehensive set of integrated services that can help you use predictive analytics for rotating equipment, production operations monitoring, and ESP pump production. Plus, you can use machine learning to gain deeper insights from petabytes of information through natural language querying.

Device data captured by Cloud IoT Core gets published to Cloud Pub/Sub for downstream analytics. You can do ad hoc analysis using BigQuery, easily run advanced analytics and apply machine learning with Cloud Machine Learning Engine, or visualize IoT data results with rich reports and dashboards in Google Data Studio.

Schlumberger is making a critical investment in high performance computing and we’ve chosen Google Cloud as our preferred platform. By scaling data, processing workflows, and using advanced algorithms, we can innovate faster than ever.

Ashok Belani, Executive Vice President of Technology, Schlumberger

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