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.
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
Greg Dolezal – Senior Manager IT, Devon Energy
Devon Energy implemented SAP Ariba in 2015 to help manage costs due to the struggling oil and gas price environment. Since then, Devon has continued maturing the solution to include full Procure-to-Pay functionality which will go-live this month. Hear from Devon’s Senior IT Manager, Greg Dolezal, on their key learnings from their implementation journey plus get an update on where they stand today.
One of the biggest and most valuable draws to any user conference is the community discussions. You have ample chances of networking with like-minded businesses experiencing the same trials and tribulations with SAP software. It also provides rare opportunities for peer learning, where case studies can be directly used to the benefit of your own business model. Through the following customer stories, get a sneak peek inside other oil and gas organizations to discover the insights and experiences you can potentially integrate into your own success story.Continue reading
The current state of the Oil & Gas industry is a complex multitude of changes from technology innovations, economic shifts, and growing competition. Headlines sprawled across respected news outlets and research institutes alike scream phrases like “Prosperity Postponed”, “Slow Path to Recovery”, and “6 of the 8 top oil-pumping states hit recession“, leaving an abundance of questions surrounding the industry’s financial complexities and future business trends. Continue reading
Devon Energy’s Director of IT, Lane Hale, describes Devon’s most recent innovative technology implementations and how they are leveraging them to drive success. Stéphane Lauzon, SAP’s Director of the Oil & Gas Industry Business Unit, joins Lane and the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference team as they discuss: