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Exploration & production company

Outsourcing Oracle Database administration to focus on innovation and growth

Customer Profile

Our client is a leading independent UK Exploration & Production company, established in 2007. It is active in the exploration and development of Oil & Gas resources in the North Sea.

The Challenge

The client recently acquired a significant North Sea asset package from a major international Oil & Gas operator as part of a multi-million-pound divestment. As a result, our client needed to migrate critical business applications (Maximo, Primavera, Maxivera, Energy Components) in very aggressive timescales from these divested assets to bring them under their own IT operations and service responsibilities. These critical business applications underpin major financial and operational business functions so this migration needed to be completed efficiently with minimal operational down-time.

Each of the business-critical applications runs on either an Oracle Database or Microsoft SQL Server. As the client had limited Oracle and Database skills internally, they needed a trusted and experienced Database Services partner to not only help migrate systems but provide comprehensive management and support going forward.

The Solution

Inoapps’ skilled Technical team set up the required Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Database environments within a very tight window of weeks rather than months. We now also provide a comprehensive 24 x 7 support service for the critical database environments through our Managed Service team. This service includes monitoring, regular patches and upgrades and 24 x 7 telephone support from our UK-based technical support centre.

Inoapps has relieved the client of the burden of supporting and maintaining additional infrastructure, and recruiting the skilled resources to enable this. The client can focus instead on innovation and activities that will support the achievement of its strategic objectives and aid its rapid growth.

The Benefits

  • Continuity of the business-critical systems of the newly acquired assets is assured
    with 24 x 7 support
  • Lower cost alternative than recruiting skilled DBA resource internally
  • The client can concentrate on more valueadding activities to encourage innovation and growth within its business