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Schlumberger and Petrofac sign co-operation agreement

Oilfield Technology,

Petrofac and Schlumberger announced today that their Integrated Energy Services (IES) and Schlumberger Production Management (SPM) divisions respectively have signed a Co-operation Agreement under which these divisions will establish a working relationship.

“Schlumberger’s subsurface knowledge, production engineering, well construction and project management services coupled with Petrofac’s surface facility design, installation and ongoing operational field management create a life-of-field approach coupled with a performance-focused commercial model to optimize asset development and overall value,” said Miguel Galuccio, president, Schlumberger Production Management

Schlumberger and Petrofac have complementary skill sets and execution capabilities. Both have built these through subsurface knowledge, facilities expertise and operational experience in integrated asset management with IES having particular strengths in facilities, engineering and O&M and project management while SPM has particular strengths in subsurface knowledge, production engineering, well construction, and project and asset management.

Andy Inglis, chief executive, Petrofac IES commented, “The creation of this framework will enable us to bid jointly for projects of a scale that we would not pursue independently, and to develop them at a much faster pace. Petrofac and Schlumberger have a common approach and I am tremendously excited by the scope of the opportunities we see for our combined capabilities.” 

Both companies will deploy their own capital in these production enhancement projects and neither company will seek to book reserves or production. The market opportunity for the collaboration is significant as major resource holders seek to develop discovered low-risk reserves against an industry environment characterized by a shortage of capability and capacity.

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