In contracts with a combined value of over $100 million Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is reinforcing its position as BP Amoco’s prime IT contractor. In North America, SAIC, along with Getronics, will maintain BP Amoco’s IT infrastructure and provide desktop support, applications maintenance and development in a new agreement valued at over $30 million.
The SAIC group will now support 18,000 BP Amoco employees at 100 locations in 39 states. SAIC VP Mark Pierson said “BP originally outsourced its IT services to SAIC’s Energy Solutions and Services organization in 1995.” SAIC’s partner Getronics has 34,000 employees in 44 countries and is headquartered in Amsterdam.
Meanwhile in the granite city (Aberdeen) BP Amoco Exploration (BAPX) has extended its contract with SAIC for the outsourced provision of applications support, infrastructure care and maintenance, software development, systems integration and project management.
The four year deal is worth a massive $70 million. SAIC senior VP Joe Walkush said "This contract extension follows the trend of continuous progress and increasing competence exhibited in the performance of the work in the U.K. for the past few years. Our success in the UK energy sector mirrors and enhances our image of competence and responsiveness globally." SAIC currently provides support for BPAX applications worldwide from multiple locations within the U.K. Additionally, SAIC Ltd. will work with BPAX to deliver business critical projects utilizing the skills of 65 SAIC professionals. SAIC’s UK chief Peter Stocks said "Our relationship with BP in the U.K. dates back to 1993.
Since then, we have looked to add value to our service through alignment with BPAX’s business objectives and by developing specialist teams in areas such as hydrocarbon accounting and production reporting, petrotechnical services, knowledge management, process control, engineering maintenance, and Web services."
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