Schlumberger Gould Research Center

Schlumberger Gould Research Center

The Schlumberger Gould Research Center (SGR) on the western outskirts of Cambridge, England, is a distinctive marquee-like structure housing multidisciplinary research teams of more than 100 scientists and technicians.

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 315 576
Address: High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB3 0EL
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member

Research focuses on drilling, chemistry, fluid mechanics, and seismics, through a combination of theory, experiment, and computational simulation.

Founded in 1982 as Schlumberger Cambridge Research under the leadership of Bernard Vivet, the center was renamed as Schlumberger Gould Research at an inauguration ceremony on 4 October 2012 in recognition of the retiring Chairman and CEO, Andrew Gould, and his career long commitment to research and development.

With a strengthened focus on drilling, the company is now embarking on the development of the integrated drilling technologies needed in the future to produce oil and gas safely, efficiently, and with the required environmental care. The Schlumberger Gould Research Center is expanding to become the primary company research facility for these developments. The Center benefits from strong collaborative links with Cambridge University to drive innovation and support its long-term vision.

Drilling department

The objective of the drilling department is to develop an understanding of the physics of the drilling system as a whole, from which novel drilling techniques can be developed to improve safety, consistency, and our capability to economically access increasingly difficult-to-reach reserves. The department has two closely related programs. The drilling technologies program focuses on understanding the physics of the drilling process. The monitoring and control program focuses on the extraction of information from real-time data while drilling to improve decision making and enable control.

Chemistry department

The chemistry department specializes in analytical, synthetic, and physical chemistry, as well as surface science. By focusing on surface modification engineering, controlled reactions, and the development of new chemical measurements and interpretation techniques, the chemistry department aims to understand and exploit the chemical means of measuring, optimizing, and controlling reservoir and wellbore processes.

Fluid Mechanics department

Research in the fluid mechanics department centers on multiphase fluids in porous media and flow and measurement of fluids in boreholes and pipelines. Scientists participate in internal theoretical, computational, and experimental studies and collaborate in joint industry programs with universities and government funding agencies.

Geophysics department

Seismic technologies play a pivotal role in the wide range of geophysical research conducted by scientists in the SGR geophysics department. The department has been instrumental in the development of advanced acquisition systems for WesternGeco and in the interpretation of the resulting measurements. The department engages in extensive collaborative research with universities in the UK and academic institutions in Europe.

Multiclient seismic data offshore Mozambique available from Schlumberger

Multiclient seismic data offshore Mozambique available from Schlumberger

Schlumberger announced today the availability of its multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique. The Schlumberger multiclient seismic data offered in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique (INP) includes reprocessed 2D lines and newly acquired seismic data, and provides detailed imaging of the subsurface.

10 November 2014Read in full

Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

Schlumberger's Invizion Evaluation service provides E&P operators an increased level of well integrity assurance by enhancing cement evaluation techniques.

28 October 2014Read in full

Schlumberger releases 2014 software platforms

Schlumberger has announced the release of the 2014 versions of its industry leading software platforms. The new software drives multidisciplinary integration, collaboration and productivity.

29 September 2014Read in full

OneSubsea, Helix and Schlumberger form subsea well intervention alliance

OneSubsea™, a Cameron (NYSE: CAM) and Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) company, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) and Schlumberger today announced that they have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver services to optimize the cost and efficiency of subsea well intervention systems.

11 August 2014Read in full

Royal Society of Chemistry recognises Schlumberger scientist Nathan Lawrence

Adding to a long list of both academic and professional achievements, Nathan Lawrence, program manager and senior research scientist at the Schlumberger Gould Research (SGR) Center, UK, received the 2014 Young Industrialist of the Year Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

16 July 2014Read in full

Schlumberger introduces industry-first reservoir mapping-while-drilling service

Schlumberger introduces industry-first reservoir mapping-while-drilling service

Schlumberger's GeoSphere provides a unique reservoir mapping service around the wellbore to enhance field development strategies and to improve production.

19 May 2014Read in full

Schlumberger announces first-quarter 2014 results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.57 billion in the first quarter of 2013.

17 April 2014Read in full

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