Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”
As the enterprise platform manager at Shell, it’s Frank Westerhof’s job to keep the SAP ERP systems running smoothly while identifying new products that will keep the company’s data environment healthy. In the 40-plus years Shell has worked with SAP, its ERP landscape had grown in scope and become uneven in places as the global energy giant acquired new companies. When Frank and his team looked at the future of their ERP, they saw clouds ahead.
Precision Drilling was living with an ERP system that was a lot like an old house. It started out as Canada’s largest drilling contractor but picked up acquisitions over time in the U.S. and the Middle East. That growth brought complexity and technical debt to an SAP system that had existed in some form since 1996.
As with every memorable year of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference, the 8th annual event flew by!
With over 650 energy professionals in attendance, there was an abundance of shared success stories, new business connections, and invaluable content presented.
Overall, 2018’s leading oil and gas conference for SAP-users was another monumental success for all in attendence. Here are a few highlights:
All attendees of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference (BPOG) in San Antonio, TX, from September 17-19, 2018, are cordially invited to an Oil and Gas Global Special Interest Group (GSIG) meeting hosted by ASUG. Topics covered during the session include: customer engagement and roadmaps, easy returns, JVA blockchain, connected assets and more.
Data and Analytics is changing the way business is being done in oil and gas industry. Learn about Andeavor’s recent SAP S/4HANA and BW/4HANA implementation and the expected value of analytics. You’ll also hear how Andeavor expected this to transform the way its business users experience reporting.
The second part of the webinar will review how Andeavor increased the it’s user adoption by self-service reporting and analytics. Don’t miss this highly informative webcast presented Tuesday, August 21 at 2PM EST! Join now.
For the last 4 years, the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference has called Houston, Texas its home. Intent on being convenient to our customers’ work base, we’ve showcased hundreds of presentations and countless networking opportunities right in the oil and gas community’s backyard.
The following article is written by Lindsay Wickham, Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference Producer.
The current state of the oil and gas industry is a complex multitude of changes from technology innovations, economic shifts and growing competition. As industry leaders are quickly discovering, this new landscape requires a diversity of thinking and a higher risk tolerance. Continue reading