Petrodata gets BP, Gaz de France contracts

Petrodata is to re-organize BP Norway’s archives and host Gaz de France’s software.

Stavanger-based Petrodata has won contracts from BP and Gaz de France’s Norwegian units. BP Norway has chosen Petrodata for a major clean-up project within its administrative archives—over 5000 shelf meters of archives stored at multiple locations. BP plans to restructure its archives according to criticality and information type.


BP digital business manager Tor Minsaas said “We plan to separate critical information from stuff we can dispose of. We are also merging our archives into one common structure, thereby making all relevant information easily accessible.”


In a separate contract, Gaz de France Norge (GDF) has awarded Petrodata a contract to host its major subsurface software applications. The decision followed a successful three month pilot project.

Team Workspace

Petrodata will host Schlumberger software which GDF uses to access PetroBank. The hosting solution is based on Landmark’s Team Workspace portal which allows for information sharing and virtual teamwork with partners and public bodies.


GDF Exploration Manager Vigdis Jacobsen said, “Outsourcing IT works well and enables us to focus on finding and producing oil and gas.” Petrodata is owned by Landmark and IBM. More from

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2003 Issue # 9.

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