Schlumberger Awarded Energy Data Project from Wintershall Dea
Schlumberger announced today that it has been selected by Wintershall Dea as its preferred partner on the acceleration of its Terra Nova subsurface transformation program. Working with Microsoft, Schlumberger was first to contribute the open source code of its DELFI* Data Ecosystem to the OSDU™—a single reference cloud-based data platform—which Wintershall Dea will leverage to accelerate the delivery of its subsurface data platform to support its business in making smarter decisions, faster.
“Wintershall Dea will use Schlumberger’s ready-to-deploy Enterprise Data Management solution built specifically for the OSDU to connect people, applications and data that drives its business,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger. “The openness we helped realize for the OSDU, by making the largest contribution of code to the platform at an early stage, is now unlocking value for Wintershall Dea—democratizing its data, making its systems interoperable and maximizing business performance.”
“Signing with Schlumberger as strategic partner marks the kick-start of Wintershall Dea’s OSDU-enabled data-driven future and accomplishes our efficient data hub strategy,” said Hugo Dijkgraaf, chief technology officer, Wintershall Dea.
“With the deployment of the OSDU Data Platform, Wintershall Dea aims to analyze data more efficiently, search and discover data more rapidly, and take advantage of new cloud-based applications and emerging digital innovations,” commented Kathrin Dufour, senior vice president, Digitalization & Technology, Wintershall Dea.
The contract is for one year and will focus on deploying the OSDU in Wintershall Dea’s Microsoft Azure cloud and integrating it with petrotechnical workflows and data science tools to validate that data accessibility, exchangeability and time-to-value for new digital solutions can be improved. Schlumberger and Microsoft have a strategic partnership to accelerate new technologies for the energy industry, including the creation of an energy data platform for the OSDU Data Platform.
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About Wintershall Dea
Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. More in our Annual Report.
As a European gas and oil company, we support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality target. As our contribution we have set ourselves ambitious targets: We want to be net zero across our entire upstream operations – both operated and non-operated – by 2030. This includes Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emissions on an equity share basis. Wintershall Dea will also bring its methane emissions intensity below 0.1 per cent by 2025 and maintain zero routine flaring of associated gas in its operations. In addition, we plan to reduce emissions resulting from the use of hydrocarbons by applying CCS and low-carbon hydrogen technologies, potentially building up a business abating 20-30 million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2040. You can find more about this in our Sustainability Report.
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,500 people worldwide from almost 60 nations.
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