Maintenance specialists MRO Software’s Oil & Gas Advisory Council met last month in BP’s Houston office to deliberate on industry concerns such as the aging workforce, training, new frontier operations, refinery turnarounds and planning ‘virtualization.’ The council, set up in 2005, tracks industry trends and acts as a focus group for future development of the Maximo product line.
MRO VP Jack Young said, ‘Our work with the Council has been integral in the development of features in our Maximo industry solutions.’ MRO provides asset management solutions for over 200 oil and gas customers. The package targets operation efficiency by lowering the cost of acquiring and managing assets, managing compliance and reducing risk.
MRO Software was acquired by IBM last year and is now part of IBM’s Tivoli portfolio. The 6.2 release extends the Tivoli service management portfolio beyond data center management to embrace assets such as refineries and production facilities. Maximo clients include BP, CNOOC, ADNOC, Kuwait Oil, Occidental and Chevron.
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