SchlumbergerSema (Denver, Colorado, U.S.) signed a new contract with Northeast Utilities (Berlin, Connecticut, U.S.) following successful completion of a test project aimed at modernizing the utility's asset management operations. The new contract, valued at $4.1 million, encompasses full implementation of the Northeast Utilities (NU) Integrated Spatial Information System (Project ISIS). NU operates New England's largest energy delivery system and is one of the region's largest competitive energy suppliers.

As the prime IT aggregator for Project ISIS, SchlumbergerSema is providing systems integration and consulting services to migrate the utility's current spatial information management system to SchlumbergerSema Model Office(TM) platform utilizing its Energy Network Object Model (ENOM(TM)). ENOM is a comprehensive collection of utility-appropriate objects, including electric and gas distribution and transmission network objects, their state (in the form of object attributes), and their behavior. From a utility enterprise perspective, ENOM underpins Model Office applications such as work design, asset management, work management, outage management, mobile work force management, engineering analysis and distribution planning.

The first phase of the contract involved testing the process of migrating asset data captured using a legacy geographical information system (GIS) into a platform based on ENOM and GE Network Solutions software. Based upon the test phase, SchlumbergerSema will now customize and configure this solution for NU, install numerous applications and proceed with full data migration.