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Schlumberger Opens Technology Center in Calgary

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

Facility to focus on efficient heavy oil recovery in Alberta and Alaska
CALGARY, Alberta, December 3, 2008 – Schlumberger today inaugurated a new oilfield technology center in Calgary, Alberta. The state-of-the-art center will work directly with oilfield technical teams and regional research facilities to help customers increase heavy oil production, reduce technical risk and minimize environmental footprint.

The Heavy Oil Regional Technology Center (RTC) will provide a working environment where clients can work hand-in-hand with Schlumberger geoscientists and petroleum engineers to solve key technical challenges associated with heavy oil recovery. These research projects include, but are not limited to, innovative geological and geophysical services, advanced well placement strategies, new formation evaluation and characterization techniques, and novel integrated completions and monitoring programs.

“The Heavy Oil RTC will act as a focal point for scientific and technological advancement in Canada by communicating regional customer needs to the worldwide research and development organization of Schlumberger,” said Ken Havlinek, RTC center manager, Schlumberger. “Client-specific problems can be fast-tracked to the right global experts, and solutions developed within a framework of local, integrated knowledge of heavy oil exploration and production processes.”

The Heavy Oil center features a 3D visualization center, a high-performance computing cluster, a multi-use conference center, and an interactive collaboration space designed to accommodate locally based scientists and engineers as well as short- and long-term visiting experts and clients.

This is the seventh Schlumberger RTC to open and the second to focus on heavy oil. Located around the world, Schlumberger RTCs specialize in addressing key issues in the drilling and production industry such as unconventional gas, gas condensates, carbonates and sub-basalt imaging.

For further information about the Schlumberger commitment to heavy oil, please visit

About Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the world’s leading oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimize reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry. The company employs more than 84,000 people of over 140 nationalities working in approximately 80 countries. Schlumberger supplies a wide range of products and services from seismic acquisition and processing; formation evaluation; well testing and directional drilling to well cementing and stimulation; artificial lift and well completions; and consulting, software, and information management. In 2007, Schlumberger revenue was $23.28 billion. For more information, visit


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For further information, contact:

Susan Ganz
Media Relations Manager
Schlumberger Oilfield Services
+1 281 285 8245
[email protected]

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
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