Major International Energy Company

Early-stage preparation of IT landscape documentation for two large upstream divestments

During the early stages of preparation for marketing and sale, Cogitant collated and analysed information from multiple sources to develop an accurate picture of the IT landscape supporting two large collections of upstream business assets. These collections were marketed separately and ultimately sold to different buyers. The business scope of each sale included offshore platforms, onshore processing and storage, and onshore / offshore pipeline networks.  The divestments involved multiple equity stakes and transfer of operatorship responsibilities.

Cogitant's analysis and documentation was used to support discussions with prospective bidders, and to inform client discussions around likely transition costs and complexity during the early stages of the projects. The knowledge base provided a good foundation for the client project teams assembled to execute the dis-integration and transition projects, which both concluded successfully in 2017. Mike continued to provide subject matter expertise and guidance to the execution teams and conducted an independent Post-Implementation-Review for one of the projects.