Oil field services firm Schlumberger has acquired exclusive distribution rights to the oil and gas sector for the MetaCarta map-based geographic information search technologies.

The MetaCarta search technology is claimed to combine map-driven geographic search, geographic referencing, temporal filtering and data visualization capabilities, for both structured and unstructured content, making that content ‘location-aware’.

Schlumberger said that this enables geoscientists and engineers to rapidly find and display relevant data in the context of their area of interest.

Schlumberger will also acquire all existing contracts for MetaCarta in the oil and gas sector, resulting in a single source for sales and support of this technology in the industry.

Ron Martos, CEO of MetaCarta, said: The Schlumberger global sales and support organization will accelerate the expansion of MetaCarta solutions in the oil and gas industry. We look forward to bringing geographically relevant data search capabilities to a broader set of customers across the globe.