TNK-BP to deploy Petrel Workflow Tools

BP’s Russian joint venture is to equip its multifunctional teams with Schlumberger’s Petrel.

TNK-BP, Russia’s second largest oil company, has selected Schlumberger Information Solutions’ (SIS) Petrel workflow tools for its newly created ‘multifunctional’ subsurface teams. TNK-BP’s selection process involved a long-term technical evaluation in which Petrel and other commercially available solutions were tested by TNK-BP subsidiaries across Russia, including divisions in the Volga/Urals, Western Siberia, Tyumen and Izhevsk technical centers and at the company’s Moscow headquarters.


TNK-BP projects include complex environments such as dual porosity, heavy oil and fields with over 20,000 wells. Petrel was chosen for its seismic-to-simulation capability. TNK-BP personnel found Petrel easy to learn and that it improved productivity and collaboration.

Le Peuch

SIS president Olivier Le Peuch said, ‘TNK-BP will use Petrel across its multi domain asset teams to develop a more thorough understanding of its reservoirs, to assess risks and uncertainties, and ultimately, to optimize production and enhance recovery.’


TNK-BP has a staff of around 100,000 and operates in nearly all of Russia’s major hydrocarbon regions. The company is 50% owned by BP and 50% by a group of Russian investors—Alfa Group, Access Industries and Renova (AAR).

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