The project of implementing an integrated information system for LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd. consisted of 6 business applications interconnected with each other and other information systems:
which covered all of the company's business processes, in particular, those relating to management of large capital projects, production drilling, and geological exploration:
The project involved a lot of stakeholders both from the customer side and in terms of contractors from across the four corners of the globe: the UAE, Iraq, Russia, Norway, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, etc. This meant that project management and coordination of team activities was even more complex.
For the project, ITPS set up a dedicated project management function with a project office as a key operating body. The project office was responsible for operational management functions.
One of the keys to the project’s success is active participation of both key staff from the LUKOIL Mid-East functions and ITPS consultants. To ensure effective project management, ITPS was assigned the role of co-manager of both the project and the administrative planning group, the responsibilities of which included:
The integrated information system of LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd was implemented within the specified timeframe and budget. The customer was provided with a complete package of information systems required for this phase of asset development. IIS supported the development and infrastructure construction for West Qurna-2.
In 2012, the project was awarded the title of “Best Project of the Year” by judges in the Russian Global Cio IT director community competition.
"It’s worth noting that ITPS* demonstrated its commitment to providing a high-quality service, in-depth knowledge of the latest solutions, a high level of expertise operating within the oil and gas sector and an understanding of the specific nature and objectives of LUKOIL Overseas Holding."
Iskander Nasyrov, Managing director of LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd
* The project was implemented by Parma Telecom (ITPS)
** The material is available in Russian version only