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ASCI Inks Agreement with BP Alaska

Advanced Supply Chain International (ASCI) and BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA) have signed a new contract for supply chain management services. The contract will replace an existing agreement that expires next month, under which ASCI has provided supply chain management support to BPXA since 1999.

Supply chain management is the process by which goods are acquired, transported, received, stored and delivered to their ultimate destination. The ASCI contract scope includes assistance with procurement, warehouse operations, inventory control, vendor documentation management and infield delivery of materials. The services will be performed on Alaska’s North Slope and in Anchorage by approximately 180 ASCI employees. The agreement also includes the use and support of ASCI’s innovative suite of Web-based e-commerce software tools.

Under the new agreement, ASCI will work closely with BPXA to support its supply chain management organization. Scott Hawkins, ASCI President, said: “This agreement aligns us well with BPXA’s new strategic directions and positions us to serve BPXA’s needs in the years to come. We are grateful to BPXA for their support over the years. We look forward to helping our valued customers continue to ‘raise the bar’ on supply chain management performance.”

March 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

BP Awards Global Telecom Contract to T-Systems

T-Systems, the business solutions arm of Deutsche Telekom, has secured a contract to provide telecommunications services to BP. The five-year contract will play a key role in supporting BP’s ongoing efficiency program by delivering significant cost savings. Terms were not disclosed.

            T-Systems will transform BP’s global telecoms services network, enabling it for next-generation voice and data services. In a flexible contract, BP’s business units will have the freedom to choose communications services that align with their specific needs and cost base.

            The agreement introduces a new multi-sourcing model for communications services. The transformation program will simplify BP’s existing network, reducing the number of suppliers to remove complexity, lowering the cost of operations significantly, and ensuring end-to-end service quality.

            In a parallel agreement, Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN Group) will be providing a global managed service that supports BP’s voice requirements, including managed telephone and audiovisual services. The two companies have extensive experience working together and enjoy a strong track record of successful collaboration.

            Dana Deasy, BP Group CIO, said: “We are looking forward to working with our new strategic partner for BP’s telecoms services. Their expertise, new perspective and energy will give BP a significant opportunity to reduce complexity and lower our overall cost base.”

            “We are proud to have become a key partner for change at BP,” said Reinhard Clemens, CEO of T-Systems. “In the current economic climate, it is imperative that ICT providers demonstrate a clear ability to have a positive impact on their clients’ business performance. From today, it will be a priority for T-Systems to apply our combination of IT and Telecommunications capabilities to deliver strong business results for BP.”

December 4, 2009 at 4:34 am Leave a comment

iStore Turns 15, Plans to Take Digital Oilfield to the Cloud

The Information Store (iStore), a “digital oilfield” pioneer, celebrated its 15th anniversary with customers from around the globe at an event at the St. Regis Hotel in Houston, TX. The company’s PetroTrek® Web-based software enables oil and gas companies to connect disparate islands of E&P data to enhance business intelligence and decision-making at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches. Today, PetroTrek supports common industry platforms such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, and is used by Marathon Oil, BP, and some of the other largest oil companies in the world. iStore makes it easy for geoscientists, engineers and managers to identify, track, capture and share corporate knowledge to support exploration and production asset management, including field optimization and reservoir management.

            Phiroz “Daru” Darukhanavala, Chief Technology Officer for BP, who delivered the keynote address at the event, recalled when data was hard to uncover. “We used to say ‘wouldn’t it be nice to have more data, so we can make better decisions?’ Be careful what you wish for. Now we are drowning in a sea of data. Today we collect every second what we used to collect in a week. Data is useless until you can make it actionable, which iStore enables us to do.”

            Going forward, the company plans to introduce the oil and gas industry’s first cloud computing service offering. This new computing model takes the digital oilfield to the next level by allowing oil companies to improve efficiency and productivity, reduce operating costs, and enhance asset management and business intelligence. Stay tuned to PetroComputing for more details.


December 2, 2009 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

BP Taps Tata, Accenture, Infosys for Transformational IT Program

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), , an IT services, consulting, business solutions and outsourcing firm based in Mumbai, India, has been selected as a strategic IT vendor by BP, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies with operations in more than 100 countries.

            Over the last 12 months BP has undertaken a program to consolidate its IT vendors for application development and application maintenance (ADAM) using a rigorous selection process that assessed TCS on capability to deliver innovation, leverage Oil and Gas sector knowledge and reduce cost through a global network delivery model. TCS met these criteria and demonstrated its ability to support BP’s agenda of simplification, standardization and corporate efficiency.

            Dana Deasy, BP Group CIO, said: “I’ve been very pleased with the quality of TCS’ proposal and to have selected them as one of our strategic ADAM vendors. In awarding TCS our refining, manufacturing and corporate IT maintenance work we look to benefit from their knowledge of the Oil and Gas sector. Additionally, we see opportunities for TCS to help us deliver IT solutions to enable our upstream and trading businesses. This contract will help BP to reduce complexity, standardize processes and lower our overall cost base.”

            “The engagement with BP underscores our ability to help global corporations become more competitive in the current economic scenario by reducing complexity through optimization of their IT landscape and focus on delivering value through continuous innovation in services,” said N. Chandrasekaran, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, TCS. “Our selection as a strategic IT vendor for BP demonstrates our strong domain expertise and highlights the investments we have been making in the technology-led energy sector.”

            TCS’ Energy Vertical serves international and national energy companies across the industry’s value chain. It also works with oilfield service companies on solutions that help increase the production and reliability of upstream operations.

            Separately, BP announced it has also awarded Accenture a contract to provide information technology application development services. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Accenture will help BP simplify, standardize and consolidate its IT software applications to meet BP’s goals of achieving efficiency throughout the organization and to manage IT costs. Under the agreement, Accenture will be BP’s strategic service provider for its SAP development work.

            Said Deasy: “In awarding Accenture our SAP development work we look forward to taking advantage of their extensive SAP know-how and leveraging their deep understanding of the Oil and Gas industry. This contract will help BP to accelerate the implementation of SAP across the organization and lower our overall cost base.”

            John Downie, senior executive with Accenture’s Energy industry group, said: “We are delighted that BP has selected Accenture as its strategic service provider for SAP development work. Our relationship with BP spans more than 20 years; we look forward to helping BP to further leverage its IT investments, increase operational performance and gain efficiencies.”

            In yet another announcement about its ADAM program, BP revealed that Infosys Technologies will manage and operate a large portion of its business systems under the terms of a five-year applications outsourcing and support agreement.

            Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director of Infosys Technologies, said: “Infosys has a longstanding relationship with BP, delivering consulting and technology services. We are well positioned to use our global sourcing expertise and transformational capabilities in the oil and gas domain to deliver significant improvement in operational efficiencies to BP as a part of this new agreement.”

August 28, 2009 at 4:11 am 1 comment

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