Schlumberger Gould Research


The rising world population means a continued increase in the demand for energy. The slow development of renewable and alternative energy sources will result in sustained pressure on the oil and gas industry to meet the demand through hydrocarbons.

Schlumberger, a USD 40 billion Fortune 500 international company with 120,000 employees, is the largest supplier of technical services to the oil and gas industry, helping its customers find and produce hydrocarbons more efficiently. Our services range from seismic data acquisition and interpretation to drilling and constructing wells, not only for hydrocarbon and geothermal energy production but also for CO2 sequestration. We are a leader in technical innovation and invest heavily in our personnel through training, remuneration, and benefits. With a long and prestigious history of R&D, we understand the challenges of innovation that gives rise to short- and long-term projects.

Originally founded in 1982 as Schlumberger Cambridge Research and renamed Schlumberger Gould Research Centre (SGR) in 2012, SGR lies on the outskirts of Cambridge, England-a distinctive marquee-like structure housing multidisciplinary research teams of more than 120 scientists and technicians. Research focuses on development of drilling, chemistry, fluid mechanics, and seismic services through a combination of theory, experiment, and computational simulation.

SGR is expanding to become the primary company research facility for development of drilling technologies for the future, and it benefits from strong collaborative links with Cambridge University to drive innovation and support its long-term vision.

The objective of the Drilling Department is to understand the physics of the drilling system as a whole and use that knowledge to develop novel drilling techniques that will improve safety and consistency of results, and provide economical access to increasingly difficult-to-reach reserves. The department has two closely related programs: The Drilling Technologies Program focuses on understanding the physics of the drilling process. The Monitoring and Control Program focuses on the extraction of information from data acquired while drilling to improve decisions and enable control.

Research Scientist - Drilling Technologies

Research Scientist - Control Systems