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Total upgrades accounting system to aid compliance

Gas and oil company Total E&P UK has completed a major upgrade and extension of its core hydrocarbon accounting system.

The upgrade is the first major change the company has made to the bespoke LogicaCMG-developed Prodis system since 1998.

The system manages the commercial allocation of Total’s high pressure/high temperature Elgin-Franklin gas fields and Glenelg field in the North Sea.

The upgrade introduces web-based Java code to deal with the complexities of the Elgin field in particular, which has several commercial resource sharing agreements and industry requirements.

Prodis calculates daily, monthly and annual reports, and these help Total to meet its regulatory obligations in a timely and auditable way, said the firm.

The application integrates with several back-end SAP applications, including financial systems, said Mark Ewen, LogicaCMG’s business development manager for oil and gas.

He added that the upgrade was completed two months ago, but is still being tested and “run-in”.

Total E&P UK was among the early adopters of SAP in 1993, and it has more than 1,000 SAP users across 15 locations in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands. 

For example, Total has used SAP’s Plant Maintenance module for many years to manage most of its planned maintenance activities.

In 2004, it began to implement radio frequency identification technology and mobile handheld devices to automate maintenance inspections for hazardous-area equipment located offshore.

The project reduced the need for manual updates, cutting costs and saving time.

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This was first published in September 2006

 

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