ADNOC Selects SAP Solutions to Enable IT excellence in the UAE Oil and Gas Industry

The SAP Platform will support ADNOC’s Overall business transformation strategy

ABU DHABI, United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and SAP signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement for the transformation of ADNOC’s Information Technology services and business processes.

The agreement was announced at the 17th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) that kicked off at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center under the theme Challenges and Opportunities for the Next 30 Years.

The long-term agreement will provide ADNOC with a range of key business solutions addressing ADNOC’s exploration and production, marketing and refinery, finance, human resources, procurement, and supply chain management requirements built on a common platform for ADNOC and its Group of Companies.

Mr Darwish Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Director of Shared & Technical Services Directorate in ADNOC said: “Our vision is to transform ADNOC into an innovative hub to support the ADNOC long term strategy which is in line with ‘Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.’ Information Technology is a major enabler in this strategy.”

“The partnership with SAP will strengthen our capabilities and help us to build the business solutions for the future of Abu Dhabi. Strong efforts and commitments have been made on both sides to achieve this agreement. I’m confident that we will see the benefits very soon,” concluded Al Qubaisi.

One of the world’s leading oil and gas companies, ADNOC produces more than 2.8 million barrels of crude oil per day. By having a USD 40 billion investment in crude, natural gas, petrochemical, and refinery projects that started few years ago and due for completion soon, ADNOC will help to enhance the UAE’s energy production capacity and economy. The UAE is the world’s second largest exporter of petroleum products by value, according to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

“The strategic corporate agreement with SAP is the foundation for ADNOC and its Group of Companies to implement streamlined and innovative business solutions. These solutions will enable us to provide world-class IT services for ADNOC and Group Companies,” said Ms Nada Al Hashmi, Manager of Information Systems & Technology Division in ADNOC.

“The first projects will kick-off soon to reap the benefits of this strategic cooperation. This significant deal is part of a series of partnerships we intend to establish with leading international IT companies to enable innovative IT services in the oil and gas industry in the UAE,” said Al Hashmi.

With education key to fulfilling the UAE’s growing need for a strong local workforce to sustain the country’s energy sector, SAP Education Services would build in-house capabilities and skills at ADNOC which are aligned with ADNOC plans establishing its Center of Excellence for IT Professionals, added Al Hashmi.

Mr George Riding, Chief Financial Officer of SAP Middle East and North Africa, said: “This agreement extends our longstanding partnership with ADNOC, and our goal of driving innovation in the oil and gas sector.”

“By helping ADNOC to run simple, and developing the technology skills of the workforce of the future, together we will drive the UAE’s Networked Economy by harnessing this hyper-connectivity to provide greater flexibility and value to their customers,” added Riding.

ADNOC is the main sponsor of ADIPEC 2014, where the announcement was unveiled, and SAP is serving as the Associate Partner and Executive Seminar Sponsor of the Middle East Petroleum Club – an exclusive private business club for the oil and gas industry’s leaders.

For more than 40 years, SAP has helped to transform the global oil and gas industry, with more than 1 million industry users deploying digital oil field operations, predictive maintenance, mobile workforce, and talent management. All of the oil and gas companies in the Global Fortune 500 run on SAP.

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(Left to Right) Mr Darwish Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Director of Shared & Technical Services Directorate in ADNOC, and Mr George Riding, Chief Financial Officer of SAP Middle East and North Africa, led a delegation in signing a long-term strategic partnership agreement.

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was established in 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry. The company founded subsidiaries forming an integrated oil and gas industry in the fields of exploration, production, support services, oil refining and gas processing, petrochemicals, logistics and refined products distribution.

ADNOC has affiliate subsidiary companies that include ADCO, ADMA-OPCO, ZADCO, NDC, GASCO, ADGAS, Al Hosn Gas, ELIXIER, TAKREER, ADNOC Distribution, BOROUGE, FERTIL, ESNAAD, IRSHAD, Al Dhafra Petroleum Operations Company Ltd, Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company LLC, ADNATCO & NGSCO.

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