ARO Drilling deploys IFS solution on entire rig fleet

Offshore drilling contractor ARO Drilling has deployed IFS Applications solution to unify mission-critical business processes across its headquarters and fleet of 16 offshore drilling rigs.

Source: IFS

IFS said on Wednesday that ARO Drilling, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Valaris, was looking to consolidate its legacy business software, which was comprised of several disparate systems that were complex and difficult to scale.

The drilling contractor chose IFS Applications based on the platform’s industry-specific functionality and fully integrated architecture.

According to the company, 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 centralized view of the entire business, driving quicker and better-informed decision-making. Leveraging IFS’s best-in-class project management and maintenance capabilities, ARO Drilling has been able to simplify its work processes, leading to increased efficiency, and project profitability,” IFS stated.

ARO Drilling IT Director Anas Mosa said: “The implementation of IFS Applications was a major transformation for our corporation, and I am very pleased that the big-bang rollout project, which covered our 16 rigs, has been a great success.

“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.”

Mehmood Khan, IFS managing director for the Middle East, added: “Working with some of the world’s leading offshore companies, we have developed a broad set of industry-specific capabilities that is unique in the market.

“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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