Schlumberger has acquired Rock Deformation Research (RDR), a UK-based company specialised in geological software development and structural geology consultancy for the oil and gas industry.
‘The acquisition of RDR will allow us to provide our customers with an integrated solution to address fault and structural geological exploration and development challenges,’ said Uwem Ukpong, president, Schlumberger Information Solutions. ‘RDR’s technology and expertise complements our Petrel-based geological modeling and geology domain knowledge. As our industry goes through a significant crew change with young professionals filling the gap of retiring experienced staff, [RDR’s] Studio Advisor provides software-guided workflows that improve decision-making processes and enhance knowledge sharing and best practices.’
Core software product development and consulting services will continue to be in Leeds, UK, where most of the approximately 40 RDR employees are based.