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Oil and Gas
Oil and gas companies@whether upstream, downstream, or mid-stream@face a wide range of industry-specific challenges, including new and evolving government

gas  and Gas Oil and gas companies—whether upstream, downstream, or mid-stream—face a wide range of industry-specific challenges, including new and evolving government regulations for air and water quality, and the need to better forecast prices in a highly volatile market (with fluctuating demand as well as fluctuating prices). There is also a shift in industry focus, from oil field exploration to exploitation, which raises issues related to “brown” (or mature) fields and sustainability.

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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Increased worldwide consumption of oil and gas products is driving a growing need to discover new sources, create new techniques, and implement technological advances to extract hydrocarbons from deposits that a few years ago would not have been thought possible. Traditional enterprise asset management (EAM) approaches are no longer capable of meeting today's challenges. Read this brochure and see how Infor EAM Oil & Gas Edition can help you meet your challenges.

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