• Press Release

    June 19, 2008

    EMC Sponsors Schlumberger Breakthrough Performance Center

    Breakthrough Performance Center Provides Oil And Gas Industry’s First Innovation Lab Fueling Industry Transformation Through Open Collaboration

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - June 19, 2008 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced they are a sponsor of the Schlumberger Breakthrough Performance Center (BPC), a state-of-the-art innovation lab and executive briefing center in Houston to showcase, create and test the latest digital technology innovations in the oil and gas industry.

    “The Breakthrough Performance Center is devoted to helping our customers position their companies for future success–using open collaboration to fuel innovation,” said Meyer Bengio, Vice President Marketing and Technology, Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS). “To ensure that our clients can meet today’s critical business needs and plan for tomorrow’s challenges, we have embraced a spirit of openness that will speed the development of innovative solutions.”

    The Breakthrough Performance Center offers oil and gas customers the industry’s first Innovation Lab, a collaborative environment to create and test solutions integrating technologies and services from Schlumberger and industry partners.

    “EMC is very pleased to partner with such a distinguished company as Schlumberger and to be working with them to develop solutions that deliver the breakthrough performance and capabilities required by the industry to meet on-going exploration and production challenges,” said Bill Raftery, Senior Vice President, Global Product Sales.  “EMC has supported the oil and gas market for years and this investment and partnership further demonstrates our commitment to the industry and leading upstream solution providers like Schlumberger.”

    EMC is providing software and hardware technology to support the joint development solutions that address core business process and challenges within upstream to help customers more efficiently and cost-effectively capture, secure, archive, and leverage information throughout the entire exploration and production lifecycle.

    To learn more about Schlumberger’s BPC, visit: http://www.slb.com/content/services/software/support/btc/breakthrough_center.asp      

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