All references in this report to "Registrant," "Company," "Schlumberger," "we" or "our" are to Schlumberger Limited (Schlumberger N.V., incorporated in Curaçao) and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Founded in 1926, Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing to the oil and gas industry. Having invented wireline logging as a technique for obtaining downhole data in oil and gas wells, today Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance. As of December 31, 2018, the Company employed approximately 100,000 people of over 140 nationalities operating in more than 85 countries. Schlumberger has executive offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague.
Schlumberger operates in each of the major oilfield service markets, through four segments: Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, Production and Cameron. Each segment consists of a number of technology-based service and product lines, or Technologies. These Technologies cover the entire life cycle of the reservoir and correspond to a number of markets in which Schlumberger holds leading positions. The role of the Technologies is to support Schlumberger in providing the best possible service to customers and to ensure that Schlumberger remains at the forefront of technology development and services integration. The Technologies are collectively responsible for driving excellence in execution throughout their businesses; overseeing operational processes, resource allocation and personnel; and delivering superior financial results.