Apache gas explosion creates real need for industry asset management
PetroleumNews.net Story - 19th June 2008
With the Apache disaster forcing approximately twenty companies to find alternative sources of energy, it is increasingly evident of the industry’s need to protect their assets and prepare for recovery of similar events.
Together with Microsoft, IT and business solution provider RDA Group is launching a business management system to the Australasian market this month – and the benefits are all about doing just this.
“With a 30% reduction in WA’s natural-gas output, our oil & gas and mining clients across the country are feeling the pressure to be better prepared for something similar (to the Apache explosion) happening within their own operations”, said RDA Group Managing Director, Ian Cook.
Built on a Microsoft platform this solution, from Canadian software developer WellPoint Systems, already provides industry organisations in over sixty countries around the world with critical asset management functionality.
The WellPoint Integrated System provides the foundation for this sector’s accounting, resource planning, maintenance and operation requirements as a whole. The industry is characterised by intensive capital investment often funded through joint ventures and it is in these areas, as well as disaster protection, that the WellPoint solution is focused.
“It encompasses every aspect of their business management and industry organisations we are speaking with are now seriously considering the potential impact of not having this solution integrated into their current systems”, said Mr Cook.
In conjunction with Microsoft, RDA Group is hosting an event in Sydney on Wednesday 25th June to celebrate its partnership with WellPoint Systems and to signify the solution launch with their oil & gas and mining clients within Australasia.
About WellPoint Systems Inc
WellPoint Systems is dedicated to solving the unique challenges faced by companies in the oil & gas, mining & exploration, chemical and utilities industries. Founded in Canada in 1997, WellPoint now have operations in more than sixty countries. The organisation provides solutions that enable over 250 clients to reap the benefits of technology in order to capitalise on the opportunities their industries present.
For more information or to receive a media pass to the Sydney launch event please contact:
Beth Kyle, RDA Group
Phone: +61 (0)2 9210 9611