Where There is Oil and Gas There is Schlumberger

Somalia could be one of the great untapped sources of offshore oil, if someone can secure a deal to find and extract it, and if anyone can, it’s the company Schlumberger. The African nation is one of the most politically unstable, unsafe, and corrupt countries in the world, one of the toughest places for any business to think of operating. But that is what Schlumberger – the biggest company you’ve never heard of – do, if the rewards are great enough. Schlumberger employs more than 100,000 people finding, scoping, and drilling as much oil and gas as possible from 85 countries across the world. It also has more staff members than Google, turns over more than Goldman Sachs, and is worth more than McDonald’s.