ARO Drilling deploys IFS Applications for its 16 offshore drilling rigs

94df9138fde782e2 800x800arIFS, an enterprise applications company, has announced that ARO Drilling has deployed IFS Applications to unify mission-critical business processes across its headquarters and fleet of 16 offshore drilling rigs

A joint venture between Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, and Valaris, an industry-leading, global drilling contractor, ARO Drilling was looking to consolidate its business software, which was comprised of several disparate systems that were complex and difficult to scale.

Following a competitive bid process involving several major ERP vendors, the company chose IFS Applications based on the platform’s industry-specific functionality and fully integrated architecture.

The IFS solution was rolled out, on time and on budget in nine months, to some 400 full users and 2,000 self-service users across ARO Drilling’s onshore and offshore operations. The IFS solution was deployed to support critical processes including maintenance, supply chain management, finance, and human capital management (HCM), all fully integrated to the company’s best-of-breed systems.

By running a fully integrated solution the company has been able to gain a centralised view of the entire business, driving quicker and better-informed decision-making. IFS stated that leveraging its project management and maintenance capabilities, ARO Drilling has been able to simplify its work processes, leading to increased efficiency and project profitability.

Anas Mosa, ARO Drilling IT director, said, “From streamlined procurement and inventory management to more efficient maintenance of critical equipment on our rigs, IFS Applications has made a real difference in how we operate.

“ARO is working in close collaboration with IFS’s team of industry experts and we are now running a true industry solution based on best-practice, standard functionality that empowers our staff to make the right decisions, anywhere and at any time.”

Mahmood Khan, IFS managing director, Middle East, added, “There are few industries where project control and asset maintenance and safety are more critical than in the oil and gas sector. We are very proud to announce ARO Drilling as the latest addition to our growing list of world-renowned oil and gas customers and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”

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