Born from a bold vision of global innovation, Schlumberger was founded nearly a century ago to revolutionize subsurface exploration. Today, 97 years later, it has evolved from the world’s largest oilfield services company into SLB, a global technology company driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. It is focused on decarbonizing industry, reducing the carbon footprint of oil and gas operations, and developing scalable new energy technologies to accelerate the energy transition through innovation and science—on a global footing.
Deep Roots in Sugar Land
Since moving to its current site in the early 1950s, SLB has been a major employer and economic contributor to the Sugar Land community. It conducts research and development in its state-of-the-art technology centers on a 200-acre campus, which also houses the headquarters of its Well Construction division and US Land operations. The company has brought more than 500 new jobs to the city since the end of 2020, and with over 2,000 personnel on campus, it is one of the largest employers in Sugar Land, joining the ranks of other big corporations such as Fluor, ChampionX, and Accredo Packaging.
The Sugar Land campus will continue to play a major role in supporting SLB’s core oil and gas business, developing new energy systems, and delivering digital technologies at scale.
A Spearhead for the Energy Transition
An industry leader in sustainable development and the energy transition, SLB aims to leverage its technological strength to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, inclusive of Scope 3 emissions—a first in the energy services industry. In 2021, the company introduced its portfolio of Transition Technologies™ with a quantifiable, science-based emissions reduction benefit. One customer used SLB zero-flaring techniques to avoid 1.3 million metric tons of CO2e emissions! And this is just the beginning.
SLB’s continued presence and investment in Sugar Land is joined by several local sustainability-focused corporations in the energy sector, including CVR Energy and ChampionX, contributing to the city’s leadership in the energy transition movement taking place across the Greater Houston Region. With ample opportunities to collaborate with local sustainable energy providers and research institutions, such as the University of Houston at Sugar Land, SLB is well-positioned in a vibrant ecosystem with an abundant scientific talent to continue developing disruptive technologies for the greater good.