SchlumbergerSema Moves into Substation Automation

At DistribuTECH 2002, SchlumbergerSema, a business unit of Schlumberger Limited, announced the addition of substation automation services to its Digital Energy Enterprise offering. Working with technology from Tasnet, SchlumbergerSema now provides solutions for controlling substations through substation integration, which involves the collection of data from intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) within a substation. Data is stored in an “open” database, providing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, wide area network (WAN), local and remote users direct access for immediate substation control.

SchlumbergerSema says its configuration can tailor information, supplying the right information to the correct individuals while maintaining required security information from others.

“We are committed to this market segment,” said Ivo Steklac, SchlumbergerSema marketing and business development vice president. “Our vision of the Energy Information Community enables the creation of a more efficient marketplace by bringing services and technologies to all participants in the energy value chain—from producers to consumers.”

“Tasnet’s open substation automation architecture and related implementation services complement the Energy Information Community vision of SchlumbergerSema by enabling utilities to bring ‘on-line’ vast amounts of information essential to the optimum operation of energy networks,” said Steve Baker, vice president of Tasnet.

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