November 02, 2015

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC), Expands Accenture Strategy Capabilities in Upstream Oil and Gas

HOUSTON; Nov. 2, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of SBC (Schlumberger Business Consulting), the management consulting unit of Schlumberger. The acquisition was first announced on August 17, 2015.

SBC (Schlumberger Business Consulting) employees and knowledge assets now form part of Accenture Strategy, strengthening its ability to help the world’s major energy exploration and production companies achieve greater competitiveness and growth. In particular, Accenture Strategy is now better positioned to support upstream oil and gas companies to enhance operational agility, accelerate their digital transformation and improve their portfolio optimization.

“The upstream energy sector faces a range of challenges and opportunities, from delivering complex capital projects to exploiting technological advances,” said Arthur Hanna, energy industry lead, Accenture Strategy. “Our capabilities in business, digital and technology strategy complement the upstream business, organizational change and operations expertise that now have become part of Accenture Strategy. As a result of the acquisition, Accenture Strategy is better placed to support clients in the field, across the enterprise and as they pursue market opportunities and upstream partners.”

SBC (Schlumberger Business Consulting) has established leadership in the upstream oil and gas industry, providing consulting services in strategy, operations, people and transformation, capital projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 358,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$31.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit

NOTE: *The “Schlumberger” and “Schlumberger Business Consulting” names and trademarks are not part of this transaction, and are not transferred as part of the transaction, nor will they be used post-closing.

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