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Schlumberger Establishes Lafayette, Louisiana, Operations Hub

Schlumberger, an oilfield services and global technology company, will centralize its North Gulf Coast divisions at a new operations hub in Lafayette, Louisiana. The $11.5 million is expected to create 44 jobs.

The new hub will be located in the company’s former Pathfinder office building which is currently unoccupied. Schlumberger will use the facility to support its operations throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. Renovations are currently underway, with completion planned for 2025.

“We are excited to announce our expansion in Lafayette, where we will be able to better support our Gulf of Mexico customers with a central location optimizing logistics and supply chain, and a highly skilled workforce providing more efficient servicing and maintenance of our equipment,” said Lyndal Cissell, North America Offshore managing director, Schlumberger. “We are humbled by the warm welcome that we have received, and we look forward to participating in the Lafayette communities where we live and work.”

To secure the project, the State of Louisiana offered Schlumberger an incentive package including a $2 million performance-based grant for reimbursement of facility expansion and improvement expenses. The company is also expected to participate in the Quality Jobs Program.

“Schlumberger has been an economic driver in Louisiana for more than half a century, and the company remains a vital contributor to our state’s ‘all of the above’ approach to energy,” Governor John Bel Edwards noted. “This investment not only creates dozens of high-paying jobs in Lafayette, it demonstrates a commitment to the future of more than 1,000 existing energy jobs around the state. In the midst of a historic transition, Louisiana’s energy sector remains strong.”

Schlumberger Limited is one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies with employees working in more than 120 countries. The company has four principal executive offices located in Paris, Houston, London, and The Hague. Schlumberger has Louisiana subsidiary operations in Morgan City, New Iberia, Berwick and Broussard.

“Lafayette historically has been a service and production gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, and the creation of Schlumberger's North Gulf Coast Operations Hub reflects that legacy and the ongoing contributions to the region's overall economy by the energy sector,” added Mandi D. Mitchell, president and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. “Recent global concerns have demonstrated the importance of domestic production. Lafayette and Acadiana are proud to remain a vital player in that sphere.”

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