SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced it is working with Dell and Schlumberger to deliver a new workstation platform specifically designed to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.

The three companies will employ their core strengths to develop computing platforms that deliver solutions with superior data throughput, computation performance and 3D graphical performance. Specifically, Schlumberger brings to this collaborative effort an intimate knowledge of exploration and production (E&P) environments and customer needs. Dell brings the ability to design and engineer high-performance Dell Precision workstations. Intel provides the next-generation architecture that promises to deliver systems with improved performance and memory capacity. In addition, Intel® software tools are being used by Schlumberger to further optimize the new Intel technology-based solutions to deliver faster workflow and data solutions.

In today’s extremely challenging E&P environment, new oil and gas reserves are increasingly difficult to find, and existing reserves are increasingly difficult to recover. To succeed, the industry must be innovative and speed up the transformation of data into decision-ready intelligence. Intel, Dell and Schlumberger are working together to deliver a high-performance computing platform for the E&P industry that meets the oil and gas industry’s needs for productivity and innovation.

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