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schrieb am 27.02.14 20:22:02
Schlumberger Limited. Price Target Raised to $122.00 at JPMorgan
Chase & Co.
schrieb am 24.02.14 19:26:38
Schlumberger Introduces New Fracturing Technique
What Can Schlumberger Offer Investors?
Unser Pivot-Punkt liegt bei 63.9.EUR.
Unsere Meinung: solange die Unterstützung bei 63.9 hält, ist die
Alternatives Szenario: unter 63.9 lauten die Kursziele 61.8 und
Analyse: der RSI liegt über der Neutralitätszone von 50. Der MACD
liegt über der Signallinie und ist positiv. Die Konfiguration ist
positiv. Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass die Volumina seit einigen
Ein solides Investment, gute attraktive Bewertung, sehr gute
Wettbewerbsposition und zahlt eine gute Dividende.
Heute schon 3,75% zZ im Plus, 93,53$
schrieb am 07.02.14 19:12:22
schrieb am 01.02.14 14:16:06
Schlumberger: Growth From Saudi Arabia And China
Unser Pivot-Punkt liegt bei 85.3.
Unsere Meinung: die Aktie dürfte auf 85.3 fallen, bevor sie sich
Alternatives Szenario: unter 85.3 lauten die Kursziele 82.8 und
Analyse: der RSI liegt über der Neutralitätszone von 50. Der MACD
liegt unter der Signallinie und ist negativ. Der Bruch der Marke
von 50 beim RSI sollte zu weiteren Kursverlusten führen. Es wird
darauf hingewiesen, dass die Volumina seit einigen Tagen
schrieb am 25.01.14 17:14:14
schrieb am 21.01.14 12:45:09
Dividende wird auf 40c erhöht
schrieb am 18.01.14 16:54:25
Buy Side Expects Schlumberger To Beat The Street On
schrieb am 10.01.14 21:22:02
Schlumberger PT Lowered to $105.00 (SLB)
Unser Pivot-Punkt liegt bei 62.1.
Unsere Meinung: kurzfristige Erholung
Alternatives Szenario: unter 62.1 lauten die Kursziele 60.1 und
Analyse: der RSI liegt über der Neutralitätszone von 50. Der MACD
liegt über der Signallinie und ist negativ. Der MACD muss über die
Null-Linie steigen, um weiteres Aufwärtspotenzial zu signalisieren.
Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass die Volumina seit einigen Tagen
Heute 1% im Plus.
schrieb am 02.01.14 09:34:02
Schlumberger: A Great Time To Buy
Modern Graham Valuation Of Schlumberger Ltd
Schlumberger LTD: Look for $105.00+ this spring $slb
Ich halte in 2014 den Oil Services und Equipment Sektor für sehr
interessant, Schlumberger ist einer der Marktführer.
Weitere Unternehmen sind Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE - BHI)Halliburton
(NYSE HAL)Hercules Offshore Inc. (NASDAQ HERO)Nabors Industries
(NYSE:NBR, Patterson UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN),Pioneer NEregy
Services Corp. (NYSE. PES).
Nicht zu vergessen sind die Europäischen Anbieter: Transocean,
Ich halte SLB für eine gute Lösung von den o.g. Anbietern u.a , da
hohes Wachstum in den Ländern Russland, Arabien, Nordafrika, China,
Australien erzielt wird. siehe letzter Link.
schrieb am 29.11.13 16:07:14
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.:
45.916.486 von Oberkassel am 25.11.13
FOLGENDE WERTPAPIERE WERDEN AM 29.11.2013 CUM DIVIDENDE UND AM
EX DIVIDENDE GEHANDELT.
THE PRE-DIVIDEND DAY OF THE FOLLOWING SHARES WILL BE 29.11.2013.
EX-DIVIDEND DAY WILL BE 02.12.2013.
INSTR EXCH ISIN INSTRUMENT NAME REF.PRC ADJUST
SCL XETR AN8068571086 SCHLUMBERGER DL-,01 0.230 EUR
Nach vielen Tagen sieht man heute mal wieder grüne Vorzeichen.
schrieb am 25.11.13 21:10:04
Schlumberger Given “Buy” Rating at TheStreet (SLB)
schrieb am 22.10.13 12:13:23
Ich halte den Sektor Oil Related Services / Equipment in diesem
Jahr für sehr erfolgreich hinsichtlich der Performance der
Schlumberger ist der Marktführer mi einer Marktkapitalisierung
circa 123 Mrd $. Neben Schlumberger hat sich Halliburton und Baker
Hughes weiter hinsichtlich Kurs entwickelt.
Fast alle Unternehmen haben positive Kursentwicklungen in 2013
Heute gibt es einige Aussagen hinsichtlich Kurserhöhungen zu
Spannweite von 104$ zu 110$
Ich denke der Sektor läuft zZ besser als reine Ölunternehmen wie
Exxon, Chevron usw..
schrieb am 18.10.13 15:47:27
Schlumberger Q3 20& mehr
HOUSTON (dpa-AFX) - Oilfield services provider Schlumberger Limited
(SLB) Friday said profit for the third quarter climbed over 20
percent from last year, as revenues increased about 11 percent with
growth in North America as well as International operations.
According to the company, the results were led by North America
with a new high in overall revenue, supported by solid offshore
activity and the seasonal rebound of activity in Western
Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard commented: 'Schlumberger
third-quarter results reached new highs in both revenue and pretax
operating income driven by consistent performance across all
geographic Areas through strong execution based on integration,
quality and efficiency.'
Net income for the quarter increased to $1.715 billion from $1.424
billion in the prior year. Earnings per share climbed to $1.29 from
Income from continuing operations totaled $1.359 billion or $1.02
per share in the year-ago quarter.
Earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges
and credits, was $1.04 last year. Schlumberger did not record any
charges or credits in the just concluded quarter.
On average, 32 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings
per share of $1.24 for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically
exclude one-time items.
Revenue increased to $11.61 billion from $10.50 billion in the
previous year. Analysts estimated revenues of $11.58 billion for
Schlumberger said US land operations showed impressive resilience
with efficiency improvement, new technology penetration and market
share gains in a highly competitive market with largely constant
International results were led by the Middle East & Asia. Key
markets in Saudi Arabia and Iraq saw growth, while offshore
activity strengthened in Asia, and land drilling and stimulation
activity improved in China.
Segment-wise, Reservoir Characterization Group generated $3.23
billion, up 14 percent from last year. The increase was 7 percent
sequentially, amid higher use of Wireline and Testing Services
technologies owing to strong exploration activity in the Middle
East & Asia and Europe/CIS/Africa Areas.
In the Drilling Group, revenues grew 9 percent to $4.41 billion and
rose 3 percent sequentially on strong M-I SWACO performance from
the rebound of Western Canada land activity, increased deepwater
work in North America, and increased activity in Mexico and
Production Group's revenues climbed 10 percent from last year to
$4.02 billion and improved 3 percent sequentially despite the
transfer of the subsea business to the OneSubsea joint venture.
Geographically, revenue improved in all regions. North America
generated $3.602 billion and Latin America $1.934 billion.
Europe/CIS/Africa contributed $3.178 billion to revenues while
Middle East & Asia brought in $2.801 billion.
During the quarter, Schlumberger bought back 10.1 million shares of
its common stock at an average price of $82.61 for a total purchase
price of $833.3 million.
Peer Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) also reported today higher profit and
revenue for the third quarter.
SLB closed at $91.43 on Thursday.
Copyright RTT News/dpa-AFX
Schlumberger Q3 Earnings Shine
Offshore drilling strong in North America
Ein solides Investment. Schlumberger Limited (ISIN: AN8068571086,
NYSE: SLB) belässt die Quartalsdividende bei 0,3125 US-Dollar je
schrieb am 03.10.13 19:14:52
Schlumberger Price Target Increased to $100.00
by Analysts at Howard Weil (SLB)
Equities researchers at Howard Weil upped their price objective on
shares of Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) from $93.00 to $100.00 in a
research report issued on Wednesday, Stock Ratings Network reports.
The firm currently has a “focus stock” rating on the stock. Howard
Weil’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 12.30% from
the stock’s previous close.
Unser Pivot-Punkt liegt bei 64.2.
Unsere Meinung: solange die Unterstützung bei 64.2 hält, sind 69.1
Alternatives Szenario: unter 64.2 lauten die Kursziele 62.5 und
Analyse: der RSI liegt über der Neutralitätszone von 50. Der MACD
liegt unter der Signallinie und ist positiv. Die Aktie könnte
kurzfristig wieder zurückgehen. Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass
die Volumina seit einigen Tagen fallen.
schrieb am 19.01.13 01:00:24
Schlumberger steigert die Dividende um 13,6 Prozent
Der Aufsichtsrat der Schlumberger Limited (ISIN: AN8068571086,
NYSE: SLB) kündigte die Zahlung einer Quartalsdividende in Höhe von
31,25 US-Cents je Aktie an. Dies entspricht einer Anhebung um 13,6
Prozent gegenüber dem Vorquartal. Auf das Jahr hochgerechnet werden
1,25 US-Dollar ausgeschüttet. Die aktuelle Dividendenrendite liegt
bei 1,70 Prozent beim derzeitigen Aktienkurs von 73,37 US-Dollar.
Ausgeschüttet wird die Dividende am 12. April 2013.
Zuletzt wurde die Dividende vor 1 Jahr um 10 Prozent erhöht.
Schlumberger Limited mit Firmensitz in Willemstad auf der Insel
Curaçao, Niederländische Antillen, ist heute die weltweit größte
Firma im Bereich Erdölexploration und Ölfeldservice. Zur Zeit
arbeiten über 118.000 Mitarbeiter in ca. 85 Ländern weltweit für
Schlumberger. Der Umsatz lag im letzten Geschäftsjahr bei 36,96
schrieb am 29.03.12 20:14:06
was ist mit Schlumberger los?
Drohen da hohe Schadensersatzklagen?
schrieb am 20.01.12 15:36:21
Houston, January 20, 2012—Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today
reported full-year 2011 revenue of $39.54 billion versus $27.45
billion in 2010.
Full-year 2011 income from continuing operations attributable to
Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $4.97 billion,
representing diluted earnings-per-share of $3.66 versus $2.86 in
Fourth-quarter 2011 revenue was $10.97 billion versus $10.23
billion in the third quarter of 2011, and $9.07 billion in the
fourth quarter of 2010.
Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger,
excluding charges and credits, was $1.49 billion—an increase of 13%
sequentially and 28% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from
continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, was $1.11
versus $0.98 in the previous quarter, and $0.85 in the fourth
quarter of 2010.
Schlumberger recorded charges of $0.06 per share in the fourth
quarter of 2011 versus $0.02 per share in the previous quarter, and
$0.09 per share in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Oilfield Services revenue of $10.30 billion increased 8%
sequentially and 21% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income
of $2.17 billion was up 12% sequentially and 28% year-on-year.
Distribution revenue of $685 million decreased 2% sequentially but
increased 19% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income of $26
million declined 14% sequentially but increased 26%
Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard commented, “Fourth-quarter results
showed solid sequential growth driven by stronger activity both on
land and offshore for most Technologies, and stronger product sales
for completions, software and multiclient seismic. All Areas and
Product Groups grew sequentially.
Growth in North America was led by high-technology services in
deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where operational performance was
extremely solid. Significant multiclient seismic sales were
recorded and a second wide-azimuth seismic fleet was mobilized.
North America land revenue grew in line with rig count while
performance improved through asset deployment and crew efficiency.
Pricing momentum in our Wireline and Drilling product lines
continued though the trend slowed somewhat versus the prior
International growth was driven by deepwater and exploration
activity, particularly in East and West Africa, and by strong land
activity in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, regional
strength was seen for drilling and production technologies in a
number of GeoMarkets.
Bidding remained competitive on large tenders for standard
technology. We continued to see positive pricing signs for Wireline
and Drilling & Measurements driven by our unique technology
capability and strong operational performance.
Integration with Smith made further progress during the quarter and
revenue synergies in 2011 exceeded our revised targets. The
transaction was accretive on an earnings-per-share basis in the
quarter and for the full year.
Uncertainty remains over the outlook for 2012 due to the continuing
sovereign debt crisis in Europe which places downward pressure on
GDP and oil demand forecasts. Natural gas markets are well supplied
in North America with gas storage well above five-year highs. In
this environment, the thin excess oil supply cushion is expected to
support oil prices close to current levels, while global demand for
LNG continues to increase. Recent E&P customer spending
forecasts also point to higher E&P investment in 2012,
particularly in international markets.
Against this backdrop we are planning for growth in 2012, while
building the required flexibility into our resource plans. We
remain confident that any potential reductions in activity will be
short-lived and that our competitive position remains strong, given
our presence and strength in the international markets and the
balance we have established between reservoir characterization,
drilling and production services in our North America
• During the quarter, Schlumberger repurchased 9.2 million shares
of its common stock at an average price of $69.42 for a total
purchase price of $635 million.
• On December 2, 2011, Schlumberger and Saxon Energy Services Inc.
(“Saxon”) merged their rig businesses. Under the terms of the
transaction, 14 Schlumberger land drilling rigs and crews in Oman,
Pakistan and Venezuela have become part of Saxon’s operations.
Saxon will also provide technical drilling contracting support to
existing Schlumberger joint ventures and operations in Saudi
Arabia, Algeria, Iraq, and Venezuela (Lake Maracaibo). Saxon
continues to be owned by Schlumberger, affiliates of First Reserve
Corporation and Saxon management.
• During the quarter, Schlumberger completed the purchase of
ThruBit, LLC, a company that provides openhole logging services
using a unique through-the-bit deployment technique.
• On January 5, 2012, Petrofac and Schlumberger signed a
cooperation agreement under which both will establish a working
relationship to deliver integrated and high-value production
projects in the emerging and growing production services and
production enhancement market.
• On January 19, 2012, the Board of Directors approved a 10%
increase in the quarterly dividend. The next quarterly dividend,
which will increase to $0.275 per share of outstanding common
stock, is payable on April 13, 2012 to stockholders of record on
February 22, 2012.
Full-year 2011 revenue of $36.96 billion increased 39% over 2010
driven by significantly improved worldwide activity; stronger
pricing and improved asset efficiency in North America as the
market continued to shift to liquids-rich plays; and marked
international growth as deepwater and exploration work continued to
strengthen with further signs of early pricing traction for
Wireline and Drilling & Measurements services. The full-year
impact of the Smith International and Geoservices businesses
acquired in 2010, the resumption of deepwater operations in the US
Gulf of Mexico and higher WesternGeco marine activity and
multiclient sales worldwide also contributed to overall
performance. In addition, a number of international regions showed
particular strength in Reservoir Production and Drilling Group
Technologies. These included Iraq with strong operational
performance and new Integrated Project Management (IPM) contract
awards, and Latin America, the North Sea, Russia, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain and East Asia that benefited from strengthening drilling
and production activity. However, international results were
tempered by activity disruptions following the first quarter’s
geopolitical unrest in North Africa and the Middle East. Pretax
operating income of $7.31 billion was 44% higher than in 2010.
Pretax operating margin increased 75 basis points (bps) to 19.8%
following the resumption of higher-margin activity in the US Gulf
of Mexico, improved pricing and asset efficiency for Well Services
technologies in North America, and improving activity for
WesternGeco although these gains were muted by the effects of the
first quarter’s geopolitical events.
Fourth-quarter revenue of $10.30 billion increased 8% sequentially
and 21% year-on-year. Sequentially, revenue increased across all
Groups and geographical Areas.
Sequentially, Reservoir Characterization revenue increased on
strong WesternGeco multiclient sales in the US Gulf of Mexico and
the Angola GeoMarket, together with robust end-of-year Schlumberger
Information Solutions (SIS) software sales across all Areas.
WesternGeco also improved with the resumption of land seismic
activity in the Middle East and new surveys in North Africa.
Wireline reported considerable growth across all geographical
Areas, and particularly on stronger offshore exploration activities
in the Nigeria & Gulf of Guinea, Southern & Eastern Africa
and Central & West Africa GeoMarkets. Drilling revenue
increased on higher M-I SWACO activity in North America Land, the
US Gulf of Mexico and Latin America. IPM revenue increased
significantly, mostly from projects in Mexico and Iraq, while
Drilling & Measurements revenue was higher on improved pricing
and strong activity in the US Gulf of Mexico and the Nigeria &
Gulf of Guinea GeoMarket. Reservoir Production revenue increased,
driven by stronger Completions and Artificial Lift product sales
across all Areas. In North America Land, Well Services grew through
capacity additions and continued improvements in asset utilization
and crew efficiency. In addition, Framo and Schlumberger Production
Management (SPM) posted strong sequential increases.
On a geographical basis, North America Area revenue grew
sequentially on increasing deepwater work in the US Gulf of Mexico,
higher rig count and land activity in the US and Canada, and
significant WesternGeco multiclient sales. In addition, Well
Services reported considerable increases from additional fleet
deployment and continued improvements in asset utilization and crew
efficiency. In the Latin America Area, strong revenue was recorded
in the Mexico & Central America GeoMarket from higher IPM
project activities and SIS software sales; in the Venezuela,
Trinidad & Tobago GeoMarket from WesternGeco marine seismic
activities; and in the Peru, Colombia & Ecuador GeoMarket from
robust Artificial Lift product sales. In the Europe/CIS/Africa
Area, strong results were led by the Angola GeoMarket, which saw
vigorous WesternGeco multiclient sales in addition to expanded
presalt offshore activity for Wireline, Testing Services and
Drilling & Measurements; the Nigeria & Gulf of Guinea
GeoMarket, which recorded robust Completions product sales and
higher Drilling & Measurements and Wireline activity; and the
North Africa GeoMarket that reported higher Wireline, Testing
Services, Well Services and IPM project activity. These increases,
however, were reduced by lower North Sea activity which was
impacted by seasonal weather issues. In the Middle East & Asia
Area, strong Completions and Artificial Lift product sales and
robust SIS software sales drove results—particularly in the India
GeoMarket. These results were augmented by continued growth in the
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain GeoMarket due to the rebound of land seismic
acquisition, strong rigless activity and land rig additions. The
Oman GeoMarket grew primarily on higher Wireline and Artificial
Lift activities while the Iraq GeoMarket saw an increase in
non-project services in addition to new IPM projects.
Pretax operating income of $2.17 billion increased 12% sequentially
and 28% year-on-year. Pretax operating margin increased 82 bps
sequentially to 21.1% primarily due to the strong sales of
WesternGeco multiclient licenses, SIS software and Completions
products. Drilling & Measurements and Wireline also contributed
to this sequential improvement through increasing higher-margin
Technology highlights during the quarter confirmed further market
penetration of new Schlumberger technologies across all Product
Groups in a number of key areas.
In the UAE, Crescent Petroleum awarded WesternGeco an acquisition
and processing contract for a full-offset, full-azimuth 3D survey
in their Sharjah onshore concession using the UniQ* integrated
point-receiver land seismic system. The contract integrates several
of the most recent technologies from WesternGeco, including Managed
Spread and Source (MSS), Surface Wave Analysis Modeling and
Inversion (SWAMI), and anisotropic Reverse Time Migration (RTM)
WesternGeco has also been awarded a five-year contract by Kuwait
Oil Company for the world’s largest channel-count seismic survey
ever conducted, encompassing land acquisition and data processing
of 2,895 km2 covering five fields in Kuwait. The contract includes
acquisition with the WesternGeco UniQ integrated point-receiver
system, utilizing over 200,000 point receivers on a single
In Western Australia, Origin Energy awarded WesternGeco a contract
for a 3D land seismic survey in the Perth Basin using the UniQ
integrated point-receiver land seismic system. This is the first
commercial survey of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region and marks
a return to the Australia land seismic market for WesternGeco. The
goal of the survey is to improve reservoir delineation and aid
drill placement for multiple plays in a mature basin.
Advanced Schlumberger Wireline technologies were deployed for
Statoil in two exploration wells drilled off the Atlantic coast of
Canada. The services run included the Sonic Scanner* acoustic
imaging platform for compressional and shear sonic data, the Rt
Scanner* triaxial induction tool for horizontal and vertical
resistivity measurements, and the USI* ultrasonic imager tool for
cement evaluation. The MDT* modular formation dynamics tester with
InSitu Fluid Analyzer* technology provided real-time fluid density,
viscosity, contamination and fluid color measurements while the
MSCT* mechanical sidewall coring tool recovered a series of
high-quality cores. Walkaway and vertical seismic profiles were
also recorded using eight-shuttle VSI* versatile seismic imager
technology with dual ITAGA‡ seismic sources.
In Brazil, Petrobras Exploration acquired a further 20 Petrel*
E&P software technology licenses to support basic seismic
interpretation workflows and real-time monitoring of exploration
field operations. Integration of WesternGeco multiclient seismic
data in Petrel workflows further improves Petrel scalability and
flexibility across multiple zones.
In Mexico for PEMEX Marine, a number of state-of-the-art
Schlumberger Wireline services including CMR-Plus* magnetic
resonance, Rt Scanner triaxial induction, Sonic Scanner acoustic
scanning, OBMI2* dual oil-base microimager, PressureXpress*
reservoir pressure, InSitu Fluid Analyzer fluid sampling and MSCT
mechanical sidewall coring technologies were run in a deepwater
exploration well. High-resolution logging combined with
Schlumberger leadership in formation testing allowed PEMEX to
define the vertical extent of the hydrocarbon column and acquire
representative fluid samples that, in this case, were paramount as
a standard petrophysical evaluation would not have been sufficient
to decide on the well completion. PEMEX acknowledged the value of
these technologies in reducing uncertainty in deepwater
Combined interpretation of advanced Wireline logging measurements
for Ural Oil and Gas LLP in Kazakhstan improved reservoir
characterization and facilitated planning of exploration drilling
and development in a complex carbonate reservoir environment. Data
from the CMR-Plus, ECS* elemental capture spectroscopy sonde and
Platform Express* tools aided reservoir understanding, while FMI*
fullbore formation microimager, PressureXpress reservoir pressure
while logging and MDT modular formation dynamics tester
technologies optimized formation pressure and sampling
Drilling & Measurements successfully introduced PowerDrive
Archer* high-build-rate rotary steerable technology for an operator
in Asia in response to a need for directional control in
unconsolidated sands encountered while drilling lateral sections.
The PowerDrive Archer system was run with a Smith 8 1/2-in bit with
the entire bottomhole assembly modeled with Smith IDEAS* software.
The evaluation string run with the combination included PeriScope*
bed-boundary mapper, adnVISION* logging-while-drilling and
TeleScope* high-speed telemetry-while-drilling technologies.
Deployment of these technologies saved four days budgeted rig time
while the system's superior well placement capability added extra
In Argentina, Schlumberger StimMAP* LIVE real-time fracture
monitoring technology was deployed on a job in the Vaca Muerta
shale for YPF. Drawing on products, services and expertise from
Wireline, Well Services and Data & Consulting Services, two
vertical treatment wells were monitored from a single offset
vertical well. The operation provided a better understanding of the
nature of the fracture network created and YPF is currently
planning further StimMAP operations for 2012.
In the Mexico North region, Schlumberger was awarded the completion
of two PEMEX horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford shale formation.
Combined Schlumberger Well Services and Wireline technical
expertise was used to design a perforating technique to yield
optimal hydraulic fracturing results. The Schlumberger perforating
design of 14 stages included 6 gun clusters that were conveyed
using the pump-down technique. The distance between perforating
intervals enabled innovative use of addressable gun switches for
operational safety. PEMEX acknowledged the value of this integrated
solution in terms of cost savings, service quality and excellence
Also in Mexico, Schlumberger Completions have run their first
inflow control device (ICD) installation in the PEMEX Southern
Region. The technology was deployed in the Tecominoacan field which
contains low pressure formations and a shallow oil-water contact.
The well was predicted to produce at 30% water cut without inflow
control, but the ICD installation reduced this to 24% while
sustaining oil production at 1,200 bpd. The results have encouraged
PEMEX management to seek more well candidates in Southern Region
fields where production can be improved through controlling water
Reservoir Characterization Group
Fourth-quarter revenue of $2.79 billion was 12% higher both
sequentially and year-on-year. Pretax operating income of $777
million was 28% higher sequentially and increased 16%
WesternGeco and SIS posted significant sequential revenue growth on
strong multiclient sales in the US Gulf of Mexico and the Angola
GeoMarket, and on robust software sales across all geographical
Areas, respectively. WesternGeco also improved on the resumption of
land seismic activity in the Middle East and new surveys in North
Africa. Wireline recorded increases across all Areas led by
stronger offshore exploration activities in the Nigeria & Gulf
of Guinea, Southern & Eastern Africa and Central & West
Africa GeoMarkets. Data & Consulting Services and Testing
Services also posted gains.
Sequentially, pretax operating margins increased markedly by 340
bps to 27.9% through the seasonally strong sales of WesternGeco
multiclient licenses and SIS software. Increasing higher-margin
Wireline exploration activities also contributed to the growth.
Reservoir Characterization Group activities saw a number of new or
significant technology deployments in the quarter.
ENI has awarded WesternGeco a contract for a high-resolution
seismic survey offshore Angola using Q-Marine* point-receiver
marine seismic technology. The six-month survey is being conducted
by the WG Amundsen and will be completed in the first quarter of
WesternGeco has begun acquisition of two significant multiclient
surveys in the US Gulf of Mexico: the 2,800 km2 Revolution III
full-azimuth survey and the 11,655 km2 Patriot wide-azimuth 3D
orthogonal survey, which is the first of its kind. The Revolution
survey, conducted using Dual Coil Shooting* multivessel
full-azimuth technology, will increase the WesternGeco full-azimuth
portfolio to more than 10,000 km2, while data from the Patriot
survey, conducted in partnership with TGS, will be combined with
the existing Freedom wide-azimuth multiclient dataset to provide
the industry with a dual-azimuth orthogonal subsurface image.
WesternGeco has commenced Phase 2 of its agreement with PetroSA for
a Q-Marine program offshore South Africa using the DISCover* deep
interpolated streamer coverage seismic technique. The four-month
project comprises 3,500 km2 and follows the successful Phase 1 of
the program, in which the broadband capabilities of the DISCover
technique demonstrated an ability to broaden the weather
acquisition window and yielded significant data quality improvement
compared to a conventional seismic survey.
Advanced Wireline Rt Scanner triaxial induction logging technology
in combination with epithermal neutron, advanced magnetic resonance
and density measurements guided identification of thinly-bedded
zones in a Vanco Cote d'Ivoire Ltd exploration well in the Ivory
Coast. In addition to the thin beds that could have been missed
with conventional technology, the reservoirs showed a high degree
of anisotropy due to grain size variation that required the
three-dimensional measurement capability of the Rt Scanner service
for accurate evaluation.
In Malaysia, Schlumberger Wireline MDT modular formation dynamics
tester technology helped evaluate thinly-bedded formations in an
offshore exploration well. Insitu Fluid Analyzer and dual-packer
module services were used to evaluate reservoir formations and
fluids in real time and obtain representative samples from the
thinly-bedded formations. The results helped the customer with
early confirmation of reservoir potential, reducing the need for
additional cost and operational risk.
In Saudi Arabia, innovative use of Wireline Sonic Scanner acoustic
scanning platform technology enabled a horizontal well to intersect
an old vertical well bore. The Sonic Scanner tool was used to run a
borehole acoustic reflection survey (BARS) that correctly located
the target well and accurately predicted its distance and
direction. This was confirmed by drilling sidetracks to intersect
the vertical well. Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services in
Saudi Arabia and the acoustic group in the Schlumberger Tokyo
Technology Center collaborated on the BARS data processing.
In Brazil, Wireline ran Quicksilver Probe* focused extraction of
pure reservoir fluid technology on an OGX exploration well where
standard technologies had shown limitations in decreasing filtrate
contamination below 40%. The Quicksilver Probe samples taken in the
carbonate formations in this well resulted in contamination levels
below 10% and OGX plan to use this technology on future exploration
Offshore Abu Dhabi, Wireline Dielectric Scanner* multifrequency
dielectric dispersion technology was logged for the first time in a
cretaceous carbonate reservoir. Data repeatability between
successive runs of the tool was excellent and the results showed
the water volume measurement to be unaffected during drilling fluid
changes. Later saturation measurements in the laboratory from 56
core plugs and 165 cores confirmed the quality and accuracy of the
residual oil measurements acquired by the tool.
In India, integration of data from advanced Wireline logging
technologies in the complex ONGC Padra field has enabled
identification of producing zones in the field's basaltic rock.
Basalts have negligible porosity and permeability but produce
through fractures that are difficult to identify with standard
logs. Using FMI fullbore formation imager, DSI* dipole sonic imager
and Sonic Scanner acoustic scanning platform technologies,
Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services developed methodology
to identify the productive intervals that were confirmed by
production logging data. The success of the method paves the way
for the necessary logging suite to be deployed in future wells.
In Argentina, innovative Schlumberger TargeTT* intelligent well
intervention and testing helped Pan American Energy LLC with future
completion design, electrical submersible pump (ESP) production
regime, and workover intervention planning. Collaboration between
Wireline, Artificial Lift and Data & Consulting Services
developed a technique to access producing zones below the ESP pumps
to be able to evaluate production. Unique Wireline GHOST* gas
holdup optical sensor technology detected even the smallest
hydrocarbon entries and after evaluation and remedial work in five
wells, a reduction in water production of more than 50% was
Chevron USA Inc. has awarded Schlumberger a three-year contract for
tubing-conveyed perforating and drillstem testing services on nine
wells on the Jack/St. Malo deepwater project. Key technologies to
be deployed include the new 6 5/8-in 27,000 psi INsidr* gun system
with PowerFlow Max* charges, the new deepwater Omegamatic*
long-stroke 9-5/8-in packer, and the use of PURE* planner software
for gun shock and dynamic underbalance modelling.
In Ecuador, Testing Services introduced PowerJet Nova*
extra-deep-penetrating shaped charges for Petroamazonas following
increased production after perforating a well in a double casing
overlap with this new technology. As a result, Petroamazonas will
run PowerJet Nova for future work on their fields.
In the Caspian, PSA LLP announced the purchase of SIS software
including Petrel seismic-to-simulation, ECLIPSE* reservoir
simulation, and Techlog* petrophysical analysis software. The
purchase represents the first Techlog sale in the Caspian
Fourth-quarter revenue of $3.91 billion was 6% higher sequentially
and 22% higher year-on-year. Pretax operating income of $658
million improved 7% sequentially and increased 41%
Significant sequential revenue growth was recorded by M-I SWACO
from higher rig count on land in the US & Canada; sustained
growth in deepwater activity in the US Gulf of Mexico; and strong
contributions in Latin America. IPM activity increased
significantly, mainly from projects in Mexico and in Iraq. Drilling
& Measurements revenue increased on improved pricing and strong
activity in the US Gulf of Mexico and the Nigeria & Gulf of
Guinea GeoMarket, although this was partially offset by
weather-related activity reductions in the North Sea and East Asia
GeoMarkets. In addition, Geoservices and Bits & Advanced
Technologies registered robust sequential increases.
Sequentially, pretax operating margins were up slightly to 16.8%.
Drilling & Measurements obtained increased margins from
improved technology mix and service pricing but this was partly
offset by the effects of weather-related activity delays and
reductions. Most of the other Technologies exacted margin expansion
following the continued successful integration and expansion of
Smith, Geoservices and Schlumberger drilling technologies.
During the quarter, a number of highlights confirmed further
opportunities generated by the combination of Smith and
Schlumberger drilling technologies.
In Russia, continued synergy between Schlumberger Drilling &
Measurements, Smith Bits and M-I SWACO has enabled TNK-BP to pass
another significant milestone by further extending the achievable
drilling envelope in the Verknechonskoe field in Eastern Siberia.
In particular, the combination of PowerDrive X6* and PowerDrive
vorteX* rotary steerable systems with Smith 8 1/2-in MDSi716 bit
technology has achieved an almost 50% improvement in drilling
performance versus conventional technologies. The same combination
has also been responsible for all runs to date when single-run
distances exceeded the 2000-m threshold. The continuing extension
of drilling length has also been assisted by innovative M-I SWACO
Asphasol Supreme* shale inhibitor and supplemental high-temperature
fluid-loss additive that helped limit rotary torque and drag. On
one recently drilled well, the field's longest-ever extended-reach
section of 3,824 m was drilled to total depth 6 days ahead of
In Malaysia, integration of Drilling & Measurements PowerV*
vertical drilling system technology with Smith IDEAS integrated
drillbit design and OSC* interactive drilling operations monitoring
helped drill the entire 17 1/2-in section of a PETRONAS Carigali
well in a single run. PowerV technology was used to maintain
verticality while yielding a smooth borehole for subsequent
wireline logging. The IDEAS design platform enabled a specific
polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) drillbit to increase drilling
efficiency and prevent disturbance of a weak coal formation. The
combined Smith and Schlumberger technologies resulted in minimal
stick, slip and vibration, no losses and a rate of penetration that
In Kazakhstan, Smith Services Neyrfor turbines were deployed for
Great Wall Kazakhstan as part of a joint project to improve
drilling performance and reduce drilling times in the 8 1/2-in
sections of wells in the Kenkiyak field. Before use of turbine
technology, drilling time could reach 105 days but with turbine use
in conjunction with a Smith drillbit in a new well the section was
drilled in two runs in 38 days with full directional control even
with dogleg severities of 7º/30 m. This is approximately three
times faster compared to previously used conventional motor
technology. Based on these results, turbine technology has been
adopted as standard for all directional wells on the Kenkiyak and
other fields in the Aktobe area.
In Malaysia, Drilling & Measurements StethoScope 675* formation
pressure-while-drilling service was run in a PETRONAS appraisal
well in conjunction with @balance Services* managed pressure and
underbalance drilling technology to allow safe drilling with a
narrow mud weight window in an operation that would have been
impossible using conventional drilling practices. This was the
first operation in Asia to combine these technologies with
StethoScope real-time formation pore pressure measurements used to
guide bottomhole pressures in successfully drilling to total depth
in a reservoir that had never been successfully penetrated.
In a Chevron horizontal natural gas well in the Netherlands,
Drilling & Measurements TeleScope high-speed
telemetry-while-drilling technology transmitted real-time data from
EcoScope*† multifunction logging-while-drilling and PeriScope bed
boundary mapper tools at rates high enough to geosteer the well at
up to 150 ft/hr while remaining within 3 ft of the top of the
reservoir. The bottomhole assembly was steered over 1,500 ft using
a PowerDrive Xceed* rotary steerable system.
In China, Drilling & Measurements PowerV vertical drilling
system technology enabled PetroChina to improve rate of penetration
(ROP) by 68% in the 13 1/8-in. section of a well in the Tarim
oilfield. A total interval of 230 m was drilled in 94 on-bottom
hours representing a saving of three days over similar sections
drilled with conventional technology in offset wells. The
operation, which was marked by excellent hole quality, represented
the first job for this technology in this hole size in the
Also in China, Drilling & Measurements PowerDrive vorteX
powered rotary steerable system technology successfully drilled a
high-inclination well for CCLT in Bohai Bay with significantly
improved ROP. A total of 1,026 m was drilled in one run with
accurate trajectory control at an ROP 260% faster than that
achieved in adjacent wells. This success has convinced CCLT, the
CNOOC branch in Bohai, that PowerDrive vorteX technology is
fit-for-purpose in wells of this type.
In the Eagle Ford shale, Schlumberger Pathfinder at-bit
inclination, gamma ray and imaging logging-while-drilling
technology was run above a mud motor for a customer to provide
reservoir images in a well with an extreme dogleg profile requiring
more than 1.5° of bend at the motor. This innovative combination
yielded accurate, real-time imaging that facilitated the successful
landing of the well in the reservoir target zone.
In Brazil, Petra Energia selected Schlumberger dynamic pressure
measurement technologies to provide managed pressure drilling
services for their São Francisco basin exploration campaign. This
technology choice was driven by the need to enhance drilling
performance, enable gas zones identification while reducing
non-productive time due to lost circulation and well kicks, and
support real-time reservoir characterization in the target zones.
Well pressure response data will further enhance characterization
from measurement-while-drilling, logging-while-drilling, wireline
logging and well testing, clearly showing the differentiation of
In Colombia, Smith Trackmaster Plus* technology was successfully
deployed for the first time in Latin America on a double casing
sidetrack operation on 7 ⅝-in and 9 ⅝-in strings on a well for
Equion Energia. The operation also included a 6-in whipstock
sub-assembly equipped with an expandable anchor and a FasTrack*
mill. After sidetracking, drilling operations continued without
further delays as the bottomhole assembly was able to cross the
casing window smoothly.
In designing the fluids program for the 8 ½-in section on a well in
the Norwegian North Sea where previous wells had experienced
challenging cementing operations, M-I SWACO and Schlumberger
engineers recommended use of M-I SWACO WARP* drilling fluid prior
to running and cementing the 7-in casing. The section was first
drilled with VersaTec* fluid, and WARP drilling fluid was then
displaced in the hole prior to pulling out of hole at total depth.
The displacement from VersaTec fluid to WARP fluid gave an instant
reduction in torque and pump pressure, and no cementing problems
were consequently experienced.
M-I SWACO PRESSPRO RT* software has been used for the first time on
a PEMEX well in the Mexico South region to control drilling fluid
equivalent circulating density to prevent mud losses. Mexico South
is one of the most difficult environments for drilling because the
wells reach high temperature and cross zones of both high and low
pressure with a very complex mud weight window. Lost circulation,
stuck pipe and well control events are the main drilling risks.
PRESSPRO RT implementation in the 12 1/4-in section of the well
achieved the main goal of zero mud losses while drilling, tripping
and running casing and the software's hydraulic calculations were
validated against Drilling & Measurements APWD* annular
pressure while drilling measurements. This success was achieved
through teamwork and commitment from the engineering team, the OSC
interactive drilling operations center and PRESSPRO RT
Reservoir Production Group
Fourth-quarter revenue of $3.60 billion increased 7% sequentially
and 29% year-on-year. Pretax operating income of $768 million was
9% higher sequentially and increased 32% year-on-year.
Among Reservoir Production Group Technologies, Completions and
Artificial Lift posted the strongest sequential growth driven by
robust product sales across all Areas. Well Services sequential
growth was seen mainly in North America Land as additional fleets
deployed and continued improvements in asset utilization and crew
efficiency were achieved although these positive factors were
partially muted by the impact of year-end seasonal effects. Framo
and SPM also posted strong sequential increases.
Sequentially, fourth-quarter pretax operating margins were slightly
up at 21.3%. Completions, Artificial Lift and Well Services
reported improvements from strong sales.
Reservoir Production Group highlights included technology
deployments in a number of key areas.
Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) has awarded Schlumberger a
five-year contract for 35% of the total cementing scope in North
Oman. Schlumberger Well Services ability to provide innovative
solutions for challenging well environments including high
pressures and temperatures, lost circulation, salt-zone cementing
and cyclic steam and polymer injection led partly to this
In Kazakhstan, Well Services MaxCO3* degradable diversion fluid
technology has been introduced for Tengizchevroil in the Tengiz
field, one of the world's deepest super giant oil fields with a
very thick hydrocarbon column. MaxCO3 technology is of particular
value in naturally fractured reservoirs as its fibrous component
degrades completely while leaving the reservoir undamaged. For
application in Tengiz, the MaxCO3 system has been blended with VDA*
viscoelastic diverting fluid and the combination is now being
optimized following encouraging production results.
In southern Mexico, Well Services ScavengerPlus* scavenger slurry
stabilizer has been introduced for PEMEX to improve zonal isolation
in the 20-in and 13 3/8-in sections in onshore fields where
water-based and oil-based drilling fluids are used respectively.
The technology improved mud removal and zonal isolation, both of
which are critical for well life. Use of the ScavengerPlus system
has now become common practice and has resulted in increased
operational efficiency and improved safety in cementing
Offshore Mexico, Well Services OilSEEKER* diverter technology was
successfully applied at bottom hole temperatures above 300 deg F in
a matrix stimulation treatment in a fractured carbonate formation.
Water cut was reduced from 20% to zero and oil production of 4,700
bpd was the highest ever in the history of the well—clearly
indicating that the stimulation fluids were successfully diverted
to the oil-saturated zones. The right combination of engineering
and stimulation fluids together with teamwork between Schlumberger
and PEMEX made this success possible.
In Brazil, Schlumberger Well Services has mobilised the BRASIL I
DeepSTIM* offshore stimulation vessel for Petrobras. The vessel's
five-year contract for matrix stimulation, sand control and
hydraulic fracturing services in presalt exploration and
development wells covers key Schlumberger technologies including
MaxCO3 degradable diversion and VDA viscoelastic diverting fluids.
The large storage capacity and state-of-the-art mixing and pumping
equipment will be important factors for successful presalt
Elsewhere in Brazil, Schlumberger Well Services has renewed its
contract for the FlexSTIM* modular offshore stimulation system with
OGX. The system was designed and mounted on a standard supply
vessel to provide the flexibility, capacity and response time
needed by the client to complete horizontal wells requiring
multistage matrix stimulation in the Campos Basin. Following the
successful 2011 completion campaign, the system is being upgraded
to allow treatment of all intervals in a single trip to location
while eliminating mixing operations between stages, thus reducing
rig time and associated logistics.
In Colombia, Schlumberger Well Services deployed CoilFLATE* and
ACTive* technologies simultaneously for the first time to perform a
pressure build-up test for Equion Energia Limited in the Mirador
formation. A CoilFLATE high-pressure, high-temperature packer was
set at 14,100 ft and the well partially opened to generate a
drawdown above the packer to take fluid samples after flow and
pressure had stabilized. The well was then shut in for a 12-hour
build-up test with real-time data. The use of these technologies
enabled Equion to plan similar operations in the Florena and
Schlumberger Well Services deployed CoilFLATE coiled-tubing
through-tubing inflatable packer technology as a mechanical
diverter to perform a selective matrix stimulation in the Guadalupe
and Barco formation for Ecopetrol in Colombia. The CoilFLATE packer
was run in a Chrome 13 completion under dynamic downhole conditions
with cross flow between formations, low bottom hole pressures and
high gas cut. The complex well treatment included a harsh fluid
environment with energized xylene with injection above and below
packer. The results of this successful technology introduction
allowed Ecopetrol to plan future wells with mechanical diverter
treatment packers on operations in the Cupiagua fields.
In Algeria, Schlumberger used a combination of the ACTive in-well
live performance system with ABRASIJET* hydraulic pipe-cutting and
perforating technology to bring oil wells on production for
Sonatrach in the Hassi Messaoud field. The combined technologies
offer an alternative to conventional perforation with the
fiber-optic capability of the ACTive system permitting real-time
depth correlation in addition to monitoring differential pressure
for optimum performance.
In the UK sector of the North Sea, Xcite Energy has awarded
Schlumberger Artificial Lift and Schlumberger Completions a
contract to supply, install, and provide operational support for
ESP systems and intelligent completions for the Phase 1A
Development of the Bentley field. The award was based on
Schlumberger expertise in heavy oil solutions and the ability to
provide a unique lifting solution integrating REDA* electrical
submersible pumping systems, variable speed drives and Schlumberger
intelligent completion systems.
schrieb am 20.01.12 09:16:04
20.01.2012 Schlumberger steigert die Dividende um 10 Prozent
Der Aufsichtsrat der Schlumberger Limited (ISIN: AN8068571086,
NYSE: SLB) kündigte die Zahlung einer Quartalsdividende in Höhe von
27,5 US-Cents je Aktie an. Dies entspricht einer Anhebung um 10
Prozent gegenüber dem Vorquartal. Die aktuelle Dividendenrendite
liegt bei 1,50 Prozent beim derzeitigen Aktienkurs von 72,86
US-Dollar. Ausgeschüttet wird die Dividende am 13. April 2012.
Schlumberger Limited mit Firmensitz in Willemstad auf der Insel
Curaçao, Niederländische Antillen, ist heute die weltweit größte
Firma im Bereich Erdölexploration und Ölfeldservice. Zur Zeit
arbeiten über 110.000 Mitarbeiter in ca. 80 Ländern weltweit für
Schlumberger. Der Umsatz lag im letzten Geschäftsjahr bei 27,45
schrieb am 30.01.11 10:39:12
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) hat heute für das Geschäftsjahr
2010 einen Erlös in Höhe von USD 27,45 Milliarden gemeldet -
verglichen mit USD 22,70 Milliarden im Jahr 2009.
Die Einnahmen aus den laufenden Geschäften von Schlumberger für das
Geschäftsjahr 2010 betrugen unter Ausschluss von Belastungen und
Gutschriften USD 3,60 Milliarden, was einem verwässerten Gewinn je
Aktie von USD 2,86 gegenüber USD 2,78 im Jahr 2009 entspricht.
Ergebnisse des vierten Quartals
Der Erlös im vierten Quartal 2010 betrug USD 9,07 Milliarden -
verglichen mit USD 6,85 Milliarden im dritten Quartal 2010 und USD
5,74 Milliarden im vierten Quartal 2009.
Die Einnahmen aus den laufenden Geschäften von Schlumberger unter
Ausschluss von Belastungen und Gutschriften betrugen USD 1,16
Milliarden - ein sequenzieller Anstieg um 33 % und im
Jahresvergleich sogar ein Anstieg um 42 %. Der verwässerte Gewinn
je Aktie aus laufenden Geschäften unter Ausschluss von Belastungen
und Gutschriften betrug USD 0,85 gegenüber USD 0,70 im vorherigen
Quartal und USD 0,67 im vierten Quartal 2009.
Der Erlös aus dem Bereich Oilfield Services stieg mit USD 6,01
Milliarden sequenziell um 9 % und im Jahresvergleich um 16 %. Die
betrieblichen Einnahmen vor Steuern in diesem Segment waren mit USD
1,33 Milliarden sequenziell 21 % und im Jahresvergleich 32 %
Der Erlös bei Western Geco stieg mit USD 560 Millionen sequenziell
um 17 % und im Jahresvergleich um 2 %. Die betrieblichen Einnahmen
vor Steuern in diesem Segment waren mit USD 113 Millionen
sequenziell 183 % höher, im Jahresvergleich jedoch 1 % tiefer.
Die Ergebnisse für das vierte Quartal 2010 spiegeln ein volles
Quartal mit Aktivitäten aus den übernommenen Geschäften von Smith
wider, die einen Erlös in Höhe von USD 2,49 Milliarden sowie
betriebliche Einnahmen vor Steuern in Höhe von USD 275 Millionen
einbrachten. Die Fusion hatte einen Verwässerungseffekt auf den
Gewinn je Aktie für das vierte Quartal 2010 in Höhe von zirka USD
Andrew Gould, Vorsitzender und CEO von Schlumberger, sagte dazu:
"Die Aktivitäten im vierten Quartal in Nordamerika blieben dank
vermehrter Aktivität in flüssigkeitsreichen Feldern sowie
Verbesserungen in Kanada stark. Stärkere Preise und
Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen innerhalb der gesamten Region trugen zu
weiterhin breiteren Margen bei, besonders im Bereich Well Services.
Darüber hinaus bewies eine raschere Auszahlung bei einem
IPM-Projekt mit Ergebnisbeteiligung im Anschluss an die Veräußerung
des Projekts durch den Kunden klar, wie dieses Geschäftsmodell
wertschöpfend sein kann.
Außerhalb Nordamerikas sorgten Verbesserungen bei Aktivitäten in
der Nordsee, in Westafrika sowie in mehreren GeoMarkets in Nahost
und Asien zusammen mit starken Produktumsätzen besonders bei
Software zum Jahresende dafür, dass die anhaltende Schwäche in
Mexiko und der saisonal bedingte Aktivitätsrückgang in Russland
mehr als aufgehoben wurden. Das rasche Einbringen von Erlösen im
Irak, das durch hohe Anlaufkosten beeinträchtigt wurde, brachte
keine gleichwertige Rentabilität ein.
Bei WesternGeco waren die herausragenden Multiclient-Umsätze im
vierten Quartal hauptsächlich auf die verbesserte Qualität der
bildgebenden Produkte für Lagen unterhalb der Salzschichten im
US-amerikanischen Golf von Mexiko zurückzuführen.
Die übernommenen Geschäfte von Smith übertrafen unsere
ursprünglichen Erwartungen weiterhin, und die durch die Übernahme
erzielten Synergien bei den Erlösen stiegen im Verlauf des Quartals
von Monat zu Monat weiter an.
Bei unserem Ausblick für 2011 ist es wichtig, dass wir uns daran
erinnern, dass der wichtigste Antriebsmotor für unser Geschäft die
Nachfrage nach Erdöl und Erdgas ist.
Was Erdöl angeht, so erwies sich 2010 als das Jahr mit dem
zweitgrößten Nachfrageanstieg in den letzten dreißig Jahren.
Übereinstimmende Nachfrageprognosen für 2011 weisen auf eine
weitere gesunde Steigerung hin. Die Ölpreise sind in einen Bereich
gestiegen, der weitere Investitionen fördert, besonders bei
Explorationsprojekten, welche bei den Haushaltszahlen von
Betreibern weiterhin der ausschlaggebende Faktor sind. Während wir
im Tiefwasserbereich im US-amerikanischen Golf von Mexiko keine
Rückkehr zum Aktivitätsausmaß erwarten, das vor Macondo bestand,
gehen wir von einer markanten Steigerung bei Tiefwasseraktivitäten
im Rest der Welt aus. Diese Faktoren versprechen zusammen mit den
Steigerungen bei Erschließungsaktivitäten und den Verbesserungen
bei der Förderung in vielen weiteren Bereichen in den kommenden
Jahren stärkere Wachstumsraten.
Beim Erdgas ist die Erholung bei der Nachfrage weniger deutlich.
Angebotssteigerungen sowohl bei unkonventionellem Gas in den
Vereinigten Staaten als auch bei Flüssigerdgas auf der ganzen Welt
werden die Preisentwicklung einschränken. Dennoch bleiben die
Aktivitäten in den Vereinigten Staaten aufgrund der nötigen
Einsätze zur Aufrechterhaltung von Betrieben, aufgrund des
Nachholbedarfs bei Bohrungsabschlüssen sowie aufgrund des Beitrags
von Erdgasflüssigkeiten zur Wirtschaftlichkeit von Projekten
wahrscheinlich stark - mindestens während der ersten Jahreshälfte.
Eine gesteigerte Dienstleistungskapazität wird sich jedoch im
Verlauf des Jahres negativ auf die Preisgestaltung auswirken.
In Übersee und ganz besonders im Nahen Osten wird die Steuergröße
bei den Erdgasaktivitäten die Fähigkeit vieler Länder sein, Gas bei
der steigenden Energienachfrage als Ersatz für Öl zu verwenden und
dadurch mehr Flüssigkeiten für den Export freizugeben. Andernorts
wird die lange Vorlaufzeit, die für die Ausführung großer Projekte
für den LNG-Export erforderlich ist, dafür sorgen, dass ein
gewisses Maß an Aktivität aufrechterhalten werden kann.
Unkonventionelle Gasvorkommen werden außerhalb Nordamerikas
weiterhin auf beträchtliches Interesse stoßen. Die hauptsächliche
Aktivität wird dabei weiterhin im Bereich von Gas aus dichten oder
schwach durchlässigen Lagerstätten sowie bei der Erschließung von
Kohlebett-Methan-Anlagen liegen. Es wird auch
Explorationsaktivitäten zum Potenzial von Schiefergas in
zahlreichen anderen Regionen der Welt geben.
Vermehrte Aktivitäten zusammen mit erhöhtem Technologiebedarf für
Exploration, Tiefwasserbetriebe sowie Aktivitäten bei dichten
Gaslagerstätten, besonders außerhalb von Nordamerika, werden 2011
zu einem stärkeren Jahr für Schlumberger machen. Aufgrund der
Wichtigkeit der Senkung von Risiken und der Minimierung von
Bohrkosten leistet die Übernahme von Geoservices und Smith einen
wesentlichen Beitrag zu unserem zukünftigen Wachstum in diesem
Im Verlauf des Quartals kaufte Schlumberger im Rahmen des vom Board
of Directors am 17. April 2008 genehmigten Aktienrückkaufprogramms
6,1 Millionen Stammaktien zu einem Durchschnittspreis von USD 74,14
für insgesamt USD 449 Millionen zurück. Im gesamten Geschäftsjahr
2010 kaufte Schlumberger 26,6 Millionen Aktien zu einem
Durchschnittspreis von USD 64,48 für insgesamt USD 1,72 Milliarden
Im Dezember 2010 emittierte Schlumberger Anleihen mit 2,75 %
Zinsgarantie und Fälligkeit im Jahr 2015 im Wert von EUR 1
Milliarde. Im Januar 2011 emittierte Schlumberger vorrangige
Anleihen zu 4,200 % mit Fälligkeit im Jahr 2021 im Wert von USD 1,1
Milliarden sowie vorrangige Anleihen zu 2,650 % mit Fälligkeit im
Jahr 2016 im Wert von USD 500 Millionen. Die Nettoerlöse aus diesen
beiden Angeboten werden für allgemeine Unternehmenszwecke
Am 20. Januar 2011 stimmte das Board of Directors einer Erhöhung
der Quartalsdividende um 19 % zu. Die nächste Quartalsdividende,
die auf USD 0,25 je Stammaktie im Umlauf erhöht wird, ist am 1.
April 2011 an diejenigen Aktionäre zahlbar, die bis zum 16. Februar
2011 eingetragen sind.
Die Auswirkungen des Moratoriums bei Tiefwasserbohrungen im
US-amerikanischen Golf von Mexiko auf den Gewinn je Aktie von
Schlumberger im vierten Quartal betrugen zirka USD 0,04 bis USD
schrieb am 22.10.10 12:04:37
Schlumberger Announces Third-Quarter 2010 Results
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported third-quarter 2010
revenue of $6.85 billion versus $5.94 billion in the second quarter
of 2010, and $5.43 billion in the third quarter of 2009.
Net income attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and
credits, was $875 million—an increase of 7% sequentially and 11%
year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share, excluding charges and
credits, was $0.70 versus $0.68 in the previous quarter, and $0.65
in the third quarter of 2009.
During the third quarter of 2010, Schlumberger recorded a gain of
$0.98 per share on its investment in M-I SWACO as a result of the
merger with Smith International, Inc. (Smith), which was offset in
part by restructuring and merger-related charges of $0.30 per
share. These items resulted in a net after-tax credit of $859
million. Diluted earnings-per-share, including charges and credits,
was $1.38 versus $0.68 in the previous quarter, and $0.65 in the
third quarter of 2009.
Oilfield Services revenue of $5.54 billion increased 2%
sequentially and 12% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income
of $1.10 billion was up 3% sequentially and 6% year-on-year.
WesternGeco revenue of $478 million increased 1% sequentially and
3% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income of $40 million
decreased 14% sequentially and 34% year-on-year.
The third-quarter 2010 results reflect one month of activity from
the acquired Smith businesses which contributed revenue of $810
million and pretax operating income of $84 million. The merger was
dilutive to the third-quarter 2010 earnings-per-share by just under
Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Andrew Gould commented, "The
sequential revenue increase was largely driven by strong
improvements in US land and Canada, which more than offset a sharp
decline in the US Gulf of Mexico as the deepwater drilling
moratorium took full effect. Favorable activity, coupled with
robust pricing power for pressure pumping and the effects of our
restructuring efforts led to a major improvement in margins.
Outside North America activity was mixed. Solid improvements were
recorded in Asia, Russia, the North Sea, and West&South Africa,
which offset continued weakness in North Africa and the Gulf of
Guinea. Latin America performed well in all GeoMarkets except
Mexico where budget constraints, weather and security concerns led
to major reductions in IPM project activity.
At the end of the quarter, WesternGeco began a marine seismic
acquisition and processing contract to acquire both wide-azimuth
and conventional 3D surveys utilizing four vessels to explore for
deep subsalt oil and gas reservoirs in the Red Sea.
We expect the fourth quarter to show continued strong activity in
North America on land, but we do not expect any rapid return to
deepwater drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico despite the lifting of
the moratorium. Further clarification of the new rules and
liabilities under which activity will be conducted will be
necessary before any major increase takes place. Our restructuring
efforts will continue to deliver margin improvements.
Outside North America, the delays induced by the knock-on effect of
the Macondo well are now being reabsorbed. This and the recent
strength in oil prices give us some optimism that the rate of
recovery overseas will accelerate slightly. The normal seasonal
declines in Russia will be present in the fourth quarter and the
future of operations in Mexico will remain uncertain until next
WesternGeco will show improvement in the fourth quarter due to
increased US Gulf of Mexico multiclient sales.
We are very pleased with the rapid progress that is being made on
the integration of Smith and M-I SWACO. The integration teams and
Area coordinators are rapidly identifying both revenue and cost
synergy opportunities that augur well for 2011. The enthusiasm of
the employees of all the companies is obvious and constructive.
Recent robust demand increases as well as predictions of higher
demand in 2011 will continue to support oil prices and
activity—absent any further deterioration of the world economy.
Further demand increases for natural gas will be necessary to
sustain the current level of North American gas drilling activity
beyond a certain point in time."
* On August 27, 2010, Schlumberger closed its merger with Smith.
Each Smith stockholder received 0.6966 shares of Schlumberger
common stock in exchange for each Smith share, with cash paid in
lieu of any fractional shares of Schlumberger common stock.
Schlumberger has issued approximately 176 million shares pursuant
to the merger, representing a transaction value of over $11
* During the quarter, Schlumberger repurchased 6.8 million shares
of its common stock at an average price of $57.91 for a total
purchase price of $396 million under the stock repurchase program
approved by the Schlumberger Board of Directors on April 17,
* The impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium in the US Gulf of
Mexico on Schlumberger third-quarter earnings-per-share was
approximately $0.02 to $0.03.
schrieb am 02.10.10 13:52:48
Schlumberger Co. Acquires Idrabel Italia
Friday, October 01, 2010
M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, announced the recent acquisition
of Idrabel Italia, an environmental technologies company based in
Italy. The company specializes in production tank cleaning and
petroleum sludge treatment as well as oil recovery and volatile
organic compound (VOC) control for the petroleum and petrochemical
The company focuses specifically on solving critical problems
related to hydrocarbon recovery from tank sludge while preventing
toxic gas emissions.
The traditional approach to cleaning accumulated sludge from oil
storage tanks used in refineries, terminals and tank farms imposes
many challenges including HSE risks, high volumes of waste and
prolonged tank shutdown time. The Idrabel system allows for
recovery of more than 95% of hydrocarbons present in the sludge
while minimizing the volume of waste to be treated or disposed of.
The automated system also provides significant benefits reducing
the exposure and risk associated with tank entry and waste
The Idrabel acquisition integrates with the M-I SWACO Environmental
Solutions Technology offerings to the downstream petroleum
industry, creating additional opportunities for M-I SWACO to serve
"The Idrabel technology integrates well with our tank cleaning and
production waste management product lines, enhancing the
Environmental Solutions offering of M-I SWACO," said Diana Andrade,
director of emerging technologies, M-I SWACO.
M-I SWACO acquired a 100% share of Idrabel Italia. The company's
offices in Savona, Italy, will continue operating with the current
structure and customer service quality but will now be part of a
larger organization that will enhance their global coverage and
schrieb am 23.07.10 12:11:01
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported second-quarter 2010
revenue of $5.94 billion versus $5.60 billion in the first quarter
of 2010, and $5.53 billion in the second quarter of 2009.
Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger
excluding charges was $818 million—an increase of 9% sequentially
and essentially flat year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from
continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger excluding
charges was $0.68 versus $0.62 in the previous quarter, and $0.68
in the second quarter of 2009.
Schlumberger recorded charges of $75 million ($0.06 per share) in
the first quarter of 2010 and $207 million ($0.17 per share) in the
second quarter of 2009. There were no charges recorded in the
second quarter of 2010.
Oilfield Services revenue of $5.44 billion increased 7%
sequentially and 10% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income
of $1.07 billion was up 11% sequentially and 5% year-on-year.
WesternGeco revenue of $476 million increased 1% sequentially but
decreased 15% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income of $47
million decreased 31% sequentially and 52% year-on-year.
Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Andrew Gould commented, "Sequential
revenue increases were recorded in all Areas as were sequential
margin improvements led by strong performances in North America and
In North America, high activity and improved pricing in the US Land
GeoMarket more than offset the revenue effects of the Canadian
spring break-up and the reduced offshore activity late in the
quarter following the start of the drilling moratorium in the US
Gulf of Mexico. In Latin America, Mexico and Brazil led the revenue
In the other Areas, activity steadily improved as we had forecast.
In Europe/CIS/Africa, a strong rebound in Russia and the North Sea
was somewhat offset by slow activity in North Africa and lower
demand for exploration-related services in West&South
At WesternGeco, flat revenues were accompanied by a significant
decrease in operating income as strong increases in Marine and Data
Processing could not offset the lower margin effect of reduced
Multiclient activity following the seasonally stronger
Looking forward to the remainder of the year, we see a continued
slow build of activity in the second half in most parts of the
world. In particular, US Land, Brazil, North Sea and Russia will be
GeoMarkets of continued strength. Meanwhile, we see continued
growth across most of the Middle East&Asia GeoMarkets. This
will be partially offset by reductions in IPM activity in Mexico in
both Chicontepec and Burgos.
In the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, we are not planning for any
resumption of drilling activity this year. In deepwater activity
elsewhere we have not seen, nor do we expect to see, any
significant delays or program reductions as a result of the US Gulf
of Mexico drilling moratorium. Internationally, operators,
contractors and regulatory bodies have stepped up maintenance and
verification of key well control equipment and procedures, but have
not restricted actual drilling activity.
The outlook for WesternGeco will be governed by the evolution of
the Multiclient market in the US Gulf of Mexico, which remains
uncertain at this time.
At Schlumberger we began a program three years ago called
"Excellence in Execution." This program was designed to create a
step change in the service quality and efficiency we provide and,
in deepwater, was aimed at enabling our clients to reduce the risk
and cost of deepwater operations. The program, in addition to
equipment and procedural improvements, provides for competency
certification of all personnel involved in deepwater operations. We
are encouraged by the results as well as by our customers'
acceptance of this multiyear initiative.
We believe that the contribution of deepwater discoveries has been,
and will remain, very significant to future hydrocarbon production.
We therefore welcome the current efforts to better understand and
control the risks associated with these types of operations. While
additional control and oversight will undoubtedly add cost, we
expect this will be offset in the long run by improvements in
operating procedures and technology.
The recovery in world demand for oil has been reasonably robust and
current forecasts for the coming year remain consistent with slowly
increasing levels of exploration and production activity. Natural
gas economics remain more challenging, as supply of both LNG and
unconventional gas in the US would appear to continue to outstrip
the demand recovery. Overall, therefore, we see the current trend
of a slow but sure recovery in activity as likely to continue
without change until we have a clearer view of the sustainability
of the recovery in the world economy."
* On April 23, 2010, Schlumberger completed the acquisition of
Geoservices, a privately-owned French oilfield services company
specialized in mud logging, slickline and production surveillance
operations. The total value of the transaction, including the
assumption of net debt, was approximately $1.0 billion.
* During the quarter, Schlumberger repurchased 8.4 million shares
of its common stock at an average price of $63.33 for a total
purchase price of $535 million under the stock repurchase program
approved by the Schlumberger Board of Directors on April 17,
schrieb am 02.07.10 08:38:35
Schlumberger’s New Technique
By: Zacks Equity Research
July 01, 2010 | Comments: 0
The leading oilfield services company Schlumberger Limited (SLB -
Analyst Report) launched a new stimulation technique – HiWAY –
which helps maximize hydrocarbon recovery and production volumes.
It is basically a hydraulic fracturing technique redefined by
removing the link between flow within the fracture and proppant
The company provides technology, project management and information
services to the global oil and gas industry. These include drilling
fluids, directional drilling and real-time drilling analysis as
well as completion services. The new fracturing technique adds
another feather to Schlumberger’s cap.
HiWAY is effective for the enhancement of production volumes and
reduction of flowback times. With the use of this new technique,
production rate for a well will increase by approximately 53% than
the conventional fracturing techniques. Schlumberger has
successfully deployed HiWAY in Argentina, Russia, Mexico and in the
Given a greater need for stimulation and completion services in
North America and the current trend in oilfield services, we
believe Schlumberger is favorably positioned.
Apart from various organic means, the company has also been active
on the inorganic front to continuously improve its product and
technology portfolio. In March, Schlumberger purchased Nexus
Geosciences Inc, a Houston-based provider of integrated seismic
software and services for rapid imaging, modeling and
interpretation. Immediately after this, the company also purchased
Geoservices, a French oilfield services company that specializes in
mud logging and production surveillance operations.
With the recent growth in exploration activity, particularly in
deepwater Iraq and Russia, the company will benefit from its
product and technology portfolio and low-cost provider position. We
currently have a Neutral recommendation for Schlumberger shares.
schrieb am 11.03.10 16:25:13
Schlumberger Buys Nexus Geo
By: Zacks Equity Research
March 11, 2010 |
The oilfield services giant Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB - Analyst
Report) has acquired Nexus Geosciences, Inc, a Houston-based
provider of integrated seismic software and services for rapid
imaging, modeling and interpretation.
Though the company has not provided any numbers regarding the deal,
Nexus will be grouped under Schlumberger’s WesternGeco segment.
WesternGeco provides worldwide reservoir imaging, monitoring, and
development services and owns the world’s largest multi-client
Nexus has developed proprietary technologies for fast imaging and
modeling, enabling oil and gas companies to rapidly build, update
and validate their velocity models and reduce uncertainties in the
most complex geological environments.
Management believes the combination of Nexus’ expertise and
WesternGeco advanced imaging solutions and global reach will allow
Schlumberger to help customers face these challenges more
A number of significant acquisitions on the technological front in
the past have accelerated the company’s growth. In 2008, the
company had acquired Exploration Systems (IES) (a Germany-based
supplier of advanced petroleum systems modeling software and
services for the E&P industry) and Extreme Engineering Ltd (a
Canada-based leading supplier of unmanned
measurement-while-drilling – MWD – systems).
Schlumberger continues to benefit from its technology driven
superior products and services. The company’s solid technology
portfolio and worldwide infrastructure implies that Schlumberger is
strongly positioned to capture growth opportunities as its
customers begin to increase their investment. Since the beginning
of last week, price of Schlumberger shares has been up 4.5% to
$64.20 at Wednesday’s closing.
schrieb am 27.02.10 22:03:24
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.:
38.992.940 von acroflyer am 23.02.10
... hmmm, auch bonjour.
Dann könnte Schlumberger evtl. das Papier sein, dass der TAIPAN mit
seiner neuen reißerischen Werbung meint (?) ---- auf jeden Fall ist
da ja auch heftigst von der abiotischen Theorie die Rede ....
schrieb am 23.02.10 13:21:08
die abiotische Theorie über die Entstehung von Erdöl verdichtet
sich immer mehr, was bedeutet, daß alle Peakberichte und
Verfügbarkeitstheorien Makulatur sind...
Natürlich wird das von den Ölkonzernen nicht zum Thema gemacht,
denn man möchte ja von den "knappen Vorkommen" profitieren.
Smith war Marktführer in der Tiefenbohrung und hatte das Know How
für Bohrungen tiefer als 10.000 m. Damit schluckte man eine Firma,
die zum gefährlichen Konkurrenten hätte werden können...
Jetzt kann man in aller Gemütsruhe dort bohren, wo Erdöl noch nie
auf der Tagesordnung stand....
Je nachdem, wieweit Schlumberger die Schublade aufmacht, wird die
alternative Energie über den Status eines kontrollierten
Nischenplayer nicht hinauskommen.
schrieb am 21.02.10 19:59:04
UPDATE 1-Schlumberger in $11.34 bln deal to buy Smith Int'l
NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd said it agreed to buy
Smith International in a $11.34 billion all-stock deal that values
Smith stock at a 37.5 percent premium over Thursday's closing
Under the deal announced on Sunday, Smith shareholders will receive
0.6966 shares of Schlumberger for each Smith share. Based on
Thursday's closing prices, the deal values Smith at $45.84 a
Schlumberger said it expects the acquisition to add to earnings per
share in 2012.
The Wall Street Journal on Friday had reported Schlumberger was in
advanced talks to buy Smith International.
The deal expands the oilfield services leader's arsenal as the
weakened sector begins to recover.
Shares in Smith International closed up 13 percent at $37.70 on
Friday, while shares in Schlumberger closed down 2.9 percent at
schrieb am 13.02.10 11:01:00
Schlumberger and New Tech Engineering Sign Worldwide Agreement
11 February 2010
Schlumberger and New Tech Engineering announced today that they
have signed a worldwide agreement whereby New Tech Engineering will
provide wellsite consultants and engineering services for
Schlumberger Integrated Project Management (IPM) activities
The agreement gives Schlumberger additional access to New Tech
Engineering expertise in drilling operations consulting; deepwater
environments; high-pressure-high-temperature operations; and
production and completion services while New Tech Engineering gains
expansion into new markets and geographical areas. The term of the
agreement is for 10 years.
schrieb am 22.01.10 12:14:39
schrieb am 22.01.10 12:09:27
Schlumberger Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2009
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported full-year 2009
revenue of $22.70 billion versus $27.16 billion in 2008.
Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger,
excluding charges, was $3.36 billion, representing diluted
earnings-per-share of $2.78 versus $4.50 in 2008. Income from
continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, including
charges, was $3.16 billion, representing diluted earnings-per-share
of $2.61 versus $4.42 in 2008.
Fourth-quarter revenue was $5.74 billion versus $5.43 billion in
the third quarter of 2009, and $6.87 billion in the fourth quarter
Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger was
$817 million—an increase of 4% sequentially, but 34% lower
year-on-year excluding $93 million of charges in the fourth quarter
of 2008. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations
attributable to Schlumberger was $0.67 versus $0.65 in the previous
quarter, and $1.03 excluding $0.08 of charges in the fourth quarter
Oilfield Services revenue of $5.17 billion was up 4% sequentially
but down 17% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income of $1.01
billion was down 3% sequentially and 37% year-on-year.
WesternGeco revenue of $549 million was up 19% sequentially but
down 8% year-on-year. Pretax segment operating income of $115
million was up 89% sequentially and 30% year-on-year.
Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Andrew Gould commented,
"Fourth-quarter revenue increased sequentially in the North
America, Latin America and Middle East and Asia Areas as offshore
revenue quality improved with increasing deepwater rig count while
software and product sales saw the usual fourth-quarter strength.
Europe/CIS/Africa was flat with the previous quarter as stronger
offshore activity and year-end software and product sales in the
Area were not sufficient to offset the seasonal decline in Russia.
Overall, sequential margins were particularly affected by three
events—a changed revenue mix in Canada; seasonal weakness in
Russia; and reduced activity coupled with a less favorable revenue
mix in the Mexico/Central America GeoMarket. Margins were also
impacted by pricing concessions made earlier in the year.
WesternGeco achieved highly satisfactory fourth-quarter Multiclient
revenues due largely to wide-azimuth survey sales in the US Gulf of
Our outlook for 2010 remains largely dependent on the prospects for
the general economy. At the end of the third quarter, we indicated
that we were encouraged that signs were emerging that demand for
oil and gas would begin to increase. Consensus forecasts predict
that oil demand in 2010 will increase, particularly in the
developing world, for the first time since 2007.
As a result, we feel that oil prices are likely to be sustained at
current levels and that as our customers' confidence grows, their
exploration and production budgets will increase. We feel that
considerable leverage to increase investment exists in offshore
markets, in Russia, as well as in certain emerging opportunities
such as Iraq. These events will be dependent on continued increases
in economic growth in the second half of the year beyond the
current government stimulus packages.
For natural gas activity we remain a great deal more cautious.
Despite signs of some recovery in industrial demand and the impact
of the recent cold weather, we consider that markets remain
generally oversupplied. Increased flows of LNG—with additional
capacity being added in 2010—as well as the general uncertainty
over the decline rates of unconventional gas production have the
potential to limit the current increase in the North American gas
drilling rig count.
We anticipate that 2010 will be a better year for multiclient
seismic sales and for land seismic activity particularly in Middle
East and North Africa. While marine activity will be reasonably
robust, pricing improvements will be limited due to continued new
Longer term we remain confident that considerably increased
spending will be necessary to maintain sufficient reserves and
production of hydrocarbons to meet the world's needs. Our
technology portfolio and worldwide infrastructure mean we are
strongly positioned to capture growth opportunities as our
customers begin to increase their investment."
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