Performed by Schlumberger

Schlumberger people are driven by excellence and the neverending quest to exceed expectations. Their unwavering commitment to customers, innovative technology, safety, and quality is the foundation for the company’s leading position in the oilfield services industry.

The Performed by Schlumberger program, started in 2001, recognizes projects and their team members throughout the company who have demonstrated excellence in teamwork, innovation, and business impact for Schlumberger.

In 2016, 740 projects from approximately 50 countries representing 55 distinct customers competed for the highest tribute, the Chairman’s Award. The award recognizes one project as an outstanding example of the company’s core values: our people, our commitment to technology, and our determination to produce superior profits.

The Integrated Services Management (ISM) team won this year’s Chairman’s Award for its contribution to the planning and services execution for Shell and its affiliates (Shell) on the Sail & Drill project—a dedicated mobile rig moving from country to country, covering Europe and Africa, drilling deepwater exploration and appraisal wells.

The ISM model collocated, integrated, and aligned the objectives of the Shell and Schlumberger teams. Schlumberger achieved HSE “Goal Zero” on this flagship project, which concluded in February 2016 after drilling five wells in three countries—Benin, Turkey, and Gabon. The project drilled a total of 52,887 ft while successfully managing complicated logistics.

The Sail & Drill project leveraged key aspects of the Schlumberger transformation program. Using an integrated services model increased rigor in planning and execution and boosted overall service efficiency. In addition, product and process reliability contributed to strong operations integrity.

Shell acknowledged the key role ISM played in the project, in particular with its unparalleled support during unplanned events. The Shell Sail & Drill project is also a good example of a new business model to deliver a series of single-string venture wells.

Performed by Schlumberger

The Sail & Drill team received the Performed by Schlumberger Award from Chairman and CEO Paal Kibsgaard (far left) and President Europe and Africa Bill Coates (far right). Also pictured, from the left, is Philippe Rigo, Vimal Singh, Jeff Ngomkondo, Carel Hooykaas, Toufik Boudaoud, and Mohamed Kermoud.