MRO Software, developers of the Maximo suite of asset management solutions has initiated the MRO Software Oil and Gas Advisory Council, to provide ‘expanded support’ for the oil and gas industry. Founding members of the Advisory Council include representatives from BP, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company.
Council member Professor Karlene Roberts of the Walter A. Haas School of Business at Berkeley said, ‘Industry is facing increasing pressure to address compliance, reliability, Sarbanes Oxley, and HSE requirements. This program, centered on the high-reliability organization, will help achieve compliance.’
The Council’s first meeting included an overview of strategic asset management in oil and gas and facilitated discussions of market trends and opportunities. Working groups will provide feedback and best practices for optimizing the Maximo platform and will provide an information source for users.
MRO VP Jack Young, said, ‘Oil and gas is important for MRO Software. I look forward to working with the Council to enhance Maximo’s capabilities and deliver solutions to these industry leaders.’ MRO Software has 200 oil and gas clients and posted $185 million revenues for 2005.
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