UK-based Information Processing Ltd. (IPL) has been working with Statoil on a data governance framework designed to manage Statoil’s master data. The project centered on the development of a novel ‘model-driven’ framework for management of Statoil’s master data, including ‘technically complex’ subject areas relating to its upstream oil and gas business.
Following its international expansion, Statoil was faced with the challenge of managing its master data across its global operation. Project scope includes business-related subject areas like customer and product along with more technically complex master data required for oil and gas production operations.
IPL helped Statoil make a business case for master data management, established the data landscape and engaged with process owners and executives to define ownership, governance and stewardship responsibilities. The framework has now been implemented across Statoil’s global operation and the program has been ‘socialized’ across the organization.
IPL director Chris Bradley claims its approach avoids the ‘field of dreams’ approach to MDM by delivering ‘just in time’ master data services that support the business. Bradley will be presenting a keynote address on the project at the upcoming Enterprise Data World 2012 conference and is conducting a workshop on information management challenges and opportunities in oil and gas. Bradley is also chairing the Embarcadero ER/Studio user group over which he presides. More from IPL.
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