Subsurface Characterization | SLB

Subsurface characterization

Advance your understanding to optimize reservoir performance


Minimizing the guesswork

Understanding your reservoir empowers you to better optimize its lifetime performance. Doing that requires the most accurate measurements available from multiple sources and disciplines to prepare a superior quantitative representation of the reservoir. 

That’s where the people of SLB come in.

We deliver characterization models incorporating all the characteristics of the reservoir that are pertinent to its ability to store and produce hydrocarbons, including petrophysics, geology, geomechanics, and geophysics. Combined with our tools and services that range from seismic services, surface and downhole logging, reservoir testing, and rock and fluid analysis, our interpretation analysis services enable a finer understanding of fluid behaviors within that reservoir under different sets of circumstances and help you discern optimal production techniques that maximize production.

It’s ultimately about getting the most from your reservoir, contributing to a steady supply of crucial raw materials that drive commerce and modern technology.

Black and white photo of person near wireline spool.

Celebrating 55 Years in Norway

On July 16, 1966, the first two Norwegian employees of Schlumberger in Norway rigged up the new cable bridle on the logging unit on the Ocean Traveler rig to log the first well ever drilled in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Well 8/3-1. Our journey of growth continues as we transition to meet the energy demands of the future.


Seismic Services

Seismic and geophysical services that enhance reservoir characterization and monitoring throughout the life of the reservoir.

Surface and Downhole Logging

Advanced tools, services, and expertise for logging any well.

Reservoir Testing

Field productivity improvement by proving reservoir potential and confirming well performance.

Rock and Fluid Analysis

Digitally integrated wellsite and laboratory services for conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

Interpretation Analysis

Expert evaluation of geology data for determining net pay and identifying sedimentary features.