Oilfield services company Schlumberger has partnered with IBM to offer integrated services to help oil and gas customers optimize their upstream production operations while improving business performance.

Schlumberger’s production optimization services, upstream expertise, and Avocet production operations software platform will be integrated with enterprise asset management and enterprise services of IBM in an effort to provide an end-to-end service to improve business impact of production operations projects for customers.

Schlumberger software integrated solutions president Uwem Ukpong said: "The alliance with IBM will drive production excellence beyond engineering to all workflows across the production operations business lifecycle."

The integrated services will also enable customers to enhance productivity, efficiency and cost management across operational areas such as production optimization, flow assurance, logistics, scheduling, HSE, human resources, equipment monitoring and maintenance.

IBM chemicals and petroleum industries general manager John Brantley said: "Schlumberger and IBM are coming together with a joint engagement model to deliver our clients a clear path to achieving operational excellence, through integrated enterprise and domain-specific business processes with collaborative, real-time intelligence for improved decision making in the oil and gas industry."

In addition to supporting productivity and efficiency of oilfield operations, the new service unifies decision environment, allowing multidisciplinary solution teams to implement customized business offerings ranging from asset to enterprise levels.