Even with the experience of delivering nearly forty real time/collaboration centers worldwide for oil companies or for its own offices, there was little sense of the routine as Schlumberger Information Solutions approached the design, construction, and use of its newest center for its Houston headquarters. Completed in 2007, the center  promotes real-time and cross-discipline workflows for E&P teams while managing the competing needs of R&D to experiment and create new, more efficient workflows to optimize the search for and recovery of hydrocarbons.  This facility meets needs for both intra and inter-company use and is designed with evergreen capabilities and maximum flexibility.  Lessons learned as the center moved from initial design to daily use are shared along with the business side of managing one of the world's newest intelligent energy centers.

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