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Resulting Runs Maersk Oil SAP PMO

The Resulting individuals and teams have helped to ensure that projects are effectively managed and supported - they have had a direct and positive impact on the project delivery of larger consultancies and have provided me with comfort that project assurance happens throughout the project lifecycle.

Andrew McIntosh - Head of SAP

About Maersk

Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. They operated production of 550,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Production comes from Denmark, the UK, Qatar, Kazakhstan, the US Gulf of Mexico, Algeria and Brazil. Exploration activities are on-going in Angola, Norway, Greenland, Kurdistan Region of Iraq and in the producing countries.

Maersk Challenge

With a steep fall in oil prices, Maersk Oil needed to establish financial control over both capital and operating expenditure in order to meet production targets. A Governance structure had to be put into place for all SAP projects so demand and deployments could be delivered in a disciplined fashion.

This became even more imperative as the CFO was focussed in making SAP the solution of choice for all operating processes, (Procurement, Maintenance and Logistics).

Resulting Solution

Following an independent review in 2013, Resulting identified the need for greater controls in SAP delivery at Maersk Oil. After successfully establishing a SAP PMO, Resulting have continued to work with the Maersk Oil SAP Management team to provide independent advice and guidance on a number of projects across the SAP landscape.

Resulting have also reviewed and implemented controls in projects that have overrun to mitigate the budget and timeline exposure to Maersk Oil.

Benefits Delivered

  • Established and ran SAP PMO - governance and control over delivery of SAP Projects in a multi vendor environment
  • Created the SAP Roadmap - manage demand from Headquarters and Country Business Units
  • Advised on incremental improvement to the Release Management process - drive towards incident free releases
  • Independent advisory working alongside a number of incumbent SIs and internal teams.
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