Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat collaborate on hybrid cloud

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Schlumberger IBM and Red Hat are collaborating to accelerate digital transformation in the oil and gas industry.

The joint initiative will provide global access to Schlumberger’s exploration and production (E&P) cloud-based environment and cognitive applications by leveraging IBM’s hybrid cloud technology built on the Red Hat OpenShift container platform.

It will initially focus on two key areas — private, hybrid or multi-cloud deployment of the Delfi cognitive E&P environment, and delivering the first hybrid cloud implementation of the OSDU data platform.

Under the agreement, Schlumberger has committed to the exclusive use of Red Hat OpenShift. The container platform will enable the deployment of applications in Delfi across any infrastructure — from traditional data centres to multiple clouds, including private and public.

This new way of hosting will offer the possibility to use multiple cloud providers and address critical issues for customers, facilitating in-country deployments in compliance with local regulations and data residency requirements.

Delfi incorporates data analytics and artificial intelligence, drawing upon multiple data sources, automating workflows, and facilitating seamless collaboration for domain teams.

Write once and run everywhere

Many more oil and gas operators, suppliers and partners will be enabled to work from the environment where they can “write once and run everywhere” when creating new applications.

“Our collaboration with IBM and Red Hat complements our established digital partnerships to produce an industry-first solution to overcome our customers’ challenges. Together, we are enabling seamless access to a hybrid cloud platform in all countries across the globe for deployment in any basin, for any operator,” said Olivier Le Peuch, Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger.

“The energy industry is transforming as organisations look for efficient new ways to power their operations, adopt digital technologies to create a competitive advantage, and innovate and integrate workflows to make faster and better decisions,” said Paul Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.