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Independent Studio Implementation Review - Global Roll Out


A client had undertaken a global rollout of Schlumberger’s Studio E&P Knowledge Environment. They were keen to ensure that they were using the full capabilities of the tool and that it was returning value. Having developed an information management strategy, the customer also wanted to understand what opportunities existed to add value technology through the application of information management principles.

The client requested Venture to review the project approach that had been taken, consider whether the tool would meet requirements and deliver value, and if there might be ways in which value could be improved in future.


Venture’s experience with Petrel and Studio gave the client the confidence that we had the in-depth knowledge necessary to provide the guidance the client was seeking.

Venture worked with the key stakeholders to understand the goals and objectives of the project and the project management structure and approach. The initial review also considered the organisational structure and the existing data and technical environment.

Based on the information gathered Venture consultants formulated key questions that would demonstrate the current state of the rollout and determine what the gaps might be. The questions would also identify any other barriers to progress. This was an iterative process where clarifications were required to refine our understanding of the problems.


Venture’s experience with Studio implementations meant that we were able to assure the client that they were on-track to deliver the majority of the project goals for most locations. In addition, we were able to advise the client on best practice and avoidance of common pitfalls typically encountered with this type of project.

We were also able to validate the approach taken to the design and rollout of the new Studio/Petrel environment and suggest future enhancements to ensure the tool was being used to maximum effect as widely around the company as possible.

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From advisory services and data management through to EIM, Venture has delivered a wide range of Information Management solutions to BP’s upstream business