Schlumberger, one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies, has announced its collaboration with IBM and Red Hat to accelerate digital transformation across the oil and gas industry, according to a press release

The agreement will provide global access to Schlumberger’s leading exploration and production (E&P) cloud-based environment and cognitive applications by leveraging IBM’s hybrid cloud technology, built on the Red Hat OpenShift container platform.

The collaboration will initially focus on two key areas: private, hybrid, or multi-cloud deployment of the DELFI cognitive E&P environment enabled by Red Hat OpenShift to significantly expand access for customers. The other focus will be on delivering the first hybrid cloud implementation of the OSDU data platform.

Speaking on the matter,  Oliver Le Peuch, CEO of Schlumberger, said, “By expanding market access to the DELFI environment we take a major step forward on the journey to establishing the open and flexible digital environment our industry needs. Our collaboration with IBM and Red Hat complements our established digital partnerships to produce an industry-first solution to overcome our customers’ challenges.”

Through the agreement with IBM and Red Hat, Schlumberger has committed to the exclusive use of Red Hat OpenShift.