Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Schlumberger Interect Cloud offering

Schlumberger recently announced their first commercial SaaS (Software as a Service) for the  Azure cloud named, INTERSECT.

I am reminded of the old TV show Chuck and how we the human Intersect.  A computer system that could detect and recall information about various criminals and terrorists. 

From their own words:

The INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator goes beyond the capabilities of current-generation simulators to improve the accuracy and efficiency of field development planning and risk mitigation—even for the most complex fields.
Accurately and quickly model
  • Complex geological structures
  • Highly heterogeneous formations
  • Challenging wells and completion configurations
  • Advanced production controls in terms of reservoir coupling and flexible field management
The INTERSECT simulator is available in the cloud for leveraging its power without having to build your own high-performance computing infrastructure. The subscription-based model scales with your business to give you models and data that are secure, access-controlled, and always available.
Schlumberger is largest oilfield services company in the world.  I should mention that I work for Schlumberger but this article is completely independent of that relationship.
I recommend reading the article even if your not interested in what the oil field does in the way of simulation or reservoir models.  It shows what a company can do with Azure and the cloud in general.