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How Schlumberger Achieved Networked Information Leadership by Transitioning to a Product-Platform Software Architecture

Joseph J. Nehme, Shirish C. Srivastava, Horacio Bouzas, Laurent Carcasset

Abstract


To sustain its competitive position as the leader in providing information solutions to the oil and gas industry, Schlumberger transitioned to a cutting-edge product-platform software architecture by embedding a leading geological modeling software product—Petrel—within Ocean, its collaborative open software platform. The practices it used to overcome the challenges of the transition give rise to three principles that can be leveraged by other companies.

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ISSN 1540-1960