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    THE NEXT FRONTIER

    upstream providers accelerate growth with digital

    4,000 Barrels Per Day
    Increase in production achieved by a global oil major from a decision support system helping multiple engineering teams work more effectively as one.

    Advanced digital technologies have given upstream providers the weapons they need to execute quick business pivots. Cognizant’s upstream solutions and services are focused on unlocking new business value while exceeding current operational needs.

    Our deep industry expertise and digital focus enable our upstream customers to conceptualize and implement new digital platforms. Cognizant customers benefit from our cross-industry expertise, including product engineering skills honed in our technology verticals and supply chain expertise from our worldwide logistics practice.

    PROOF POINTS
    The upstream sector is just beginning to digitally transform. With future growth and profits on the line, the race to accelerate is on.

    An over reliance on human effort to prepare production data led this American oil major to Cognizant, where we harmonized business processes and implemented a digital hydrocarbon accounting platform.

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    YOUR CUSTOMERS’ NEEDS
    Unlocking Digital Value
    How do we make such a profound
    impact
    to our clients?

    Cognizant engagements place equal emphasis on the three keys to digital success: Customer Experience, Business Process and Tech Infrastructure.

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    It all starts with your customers.

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    It all starts with your customers.

    Unlocking real digital value and improving outcomes for your business means we must address their needs as well as the needs of your employees.

    How do we do it?

    01

    By helping you build a Digital Business

    Go beyond supporting business and advance it with smarter products, exceptional customer experiences and more efficient operations primed for transformative growth.

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    02

    A Digital Business with Digital Operations

    Reimagine and create new digital processes that drive performance, deliver more humanized transactions and leverage automation, AI and scalable platforms.

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    03

    A Digital Business with Digital Operations powered by Digital Systems & Technology

    Simplify, modernize and secure your IT backbone with integrated services and digital solutions that unlock value at scale and speed.

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    Customized Business Solutions

    We help our clients accelerate their Digital Business transformations as they move beyond a focus on cost efficiencies to driving top-line revenue growth.

    Packaged Industry Solutions

    To deliver immediate impact to the business, we offer proven solutions designed to tackle challenges your industry faces—generating cash flow you need to fund more complex initiatives.

    Create value. Everywhere.

    Operate in silos, without data and insights flowing out of the three areas above, and your initiatives will fail. Only by building a fused, holistic organization can you respond to customer needs and drive new growth.

    01 Digital Business

    Go beyond supporting business and advance it.

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    02 Digital Operations

    Reimagine and create new digital processes.

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    03 Digital Systems & Technology

    Simplify, modernize and secure your IT backbone.

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    UPSTREAM ECOSYSTEM

    Targeted?solutions

    Smart packaged solutions that help upstream providers transform for the digital age.

    Digital Workforce Mobility

    A mobile operations platform that offers efficiency, control and predictability in yard operations.

    Operational Intelligence Platform (OIP)

    OIP helps field operations managers improve decision making, access more timely data and remain alert to possible problems.

    In a recent report analyzing IT services in the oil and gas industry, HfS Research named Cognizant to its “As-a-Service Winner’s Circle” for Energy Operations. Cognizant was recognized for its digital vision and connected operations across the value chain.

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    Additional capabilities

    • Business Consulting and Advisory: Upstream Oil and Gas

      MINIMIZE UNCERTAINTIES, MAXIMIZE AGILITY

      This service helps our customers in the exploration and production, oil field services and engineering market segments to address the industry’s uncertainties and complexities. Key offerings include:

      • Digital/Integrated Operations Strategy—Provides support in establishing the digital or integrated operations strategy and implementing digital solutions to maximize the benefits of digital oil field programs.
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      • Technology Consulting Services—Helps companies define, design and execute technology architectures to drive agility, speed and automation.

      • Process Excellence Services—Helps enterprises be more innovative and efficient by stepping through major changes faster and without massive organizational upheaval.

      • Portfolio/Program Management Services—Delivers alignment of the project and program portfolio against the enterprise strategy to ensure maximum return on portfolio investment.

      • Mergers Acquisition & Divestiture Services—Helps manage complex M&A activities and divestiture programs, including IT integration and separation consulting.
    • Intelligent Oil Fields (IOF)

      DRIVE OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD

      Cognizant’s IOF offering drives operational excellence by enabling data-driven decisions, enhanced collaboration and communications, and improved environmental and personnel safety. Our approach is derived from years of experience in supporting complex intelligent oil field programs while working with multiple oil field service (OFS) players around the world. Our offerings include:

      • E&P Data Management—Helps organizations visualize and derive business value through structured and unstructured data generated throughout the lifecycle of field development.

      • Integrated Operations—Builds a collaborative and remote operating environment with seamless integration across people, work processes and technology landscapes.

      • Decision Support Systems—Establishes real-time visibility, control and effectiveness through predictive business operations.

      • Geographical Information Systems—Integrates GIS platform implementation, integration and support services.

      • Process Control and Automation—Provides an end-to-end solution that services the IT landscape across SCADA, industrial control systems, plant maintenance systems, historians, MES and enterprise asset management systems.

      • Hydrocarbon Accounting and Production Reporting—Includes package selection and analysis, product implementation and customization, functional validation/testing, and product maintenance and support.
    • Engineering and Field Development Services

      OPTIMIZE YOUR FIELD OPERATIONS

      Cognizant has a reputation for delivering innovative, customer-focused engineering and field development solutions that help upstream customers operate more efficiently. Our solutions reduce time to first oil and number of engineering hours. They also improve automation and optimization, from concept appraisal to front-end engineering design (FEED), through detailed engineering, fabrication and commissioning of assets.

      Smart engineering and field development services help customers to minimize the overall project cost and manual aspects of interdisciplinary collaboration through next-gen engineering and capital project support tools and services. Among our offerings are:

      • Plant Engineering and Design—2D/3D CAD services and automation, engineering data management, simulation and analyses, digital twin and augmented reality solutions.

      • Capital Projects Management—Opportunity definition, option appraisal, project/program design and mobilization, PMO office, application portfolio optimization, health check and audits, decision quality reviews, change management, workforce collaboration and knowledge management, supply chain management and procurement.

      • Smarter Construction—Digital enablement of processes and field-force, IoT, yard logistics and material tracking, construction robotics, drones, surveillance, wearables, EH&S solutions, inspection and compliance, commissioning.

      • Product Engineering and Prototyping Services—Equipment engineering, prototyping and testing, instrumentation and control systems, OEM and product capabilities, PLM product implementation and support.

      • IoT and IT/OT Enablement—Connected ecosystem, IT/OT integration.
    • Petrotechnical Managed IT Services

      FOCUS ON IT EFFICIENCY

      Today’s volatile business environment in oil and gas puts a clear focus on optimization and finding new ways of working. Among the business goals driving efficiency is the need to maintain lower development and production costs, application rationalization and transformation, the integration of existing IT portfolios needed to support digitalization, and flow efficiency. All are top priorities for industry players.

      As a result, outsourcing standard, non-core petrotechnical domain and application management services is emerging as a strategic opportunity. Cognizant currently supports a range of industry-specific and leading petrotechnical applications providing end-to-end support and maintenance services across the following domains:

      • Petrotechnical Applications Management—Deployment, maintenance and administration of specialized E&P applications such as subsurface apps, reservoir management and drilling and production apps.

      • Portfolio, Licenses and Vendor Management—Petrotechnical application portfolio rationalization and optimization, product evaluation and recommendations.

      • Integration and Tech Modernization—Integration, customization and modernization of specialized E&P applications and data.
    • Upstream Services and Platforms

      ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, SIMPLIFY OPERATIONS

      Our upstream business process services and platforms offerings focus on enhancing the customer experience and simplifying business operations. They are designed to help upstream enterprises shift from a capital expense (CapEx) upfront investment model to an operational expense (OpEx) model with predictable monthly fees. Services include:

      • Upstream HR and Payroll Services—Payroll and tax reporting, travel and expense, pension and employee benefit administration.

      • Finance and Accounting Service—Source to pay/order to cash/record to report, financial planning and analysis, F&A Consulting.

      • Sourcing & Procurement—Analysis and cost management, sourcing support, procurement operations, vendor and contract management.

      • Document Control and Information Management—Capture and imaging, content and process management, search and collaboration, record management and archival.
    SHOWCASE

    Featured?work

    A Major Oil and Gas Provider
    RESULTS
    A Major Oil and Gas Provider

    carved out a long-term plan based on Cognizant’s research to understand shifting consumer preferences toward low-carbon fuels.

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    A Global Oil and Gas Leader
    RESULTS
    A Global Oil and Gas Leader

    based in Saudi Arabia automated its end-to-end warehouse management system and increased plant efficiency by 200%.

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    How digital is transforming the oil & gas industry

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    The main challenge now is how to do more without inflating the cost level. This is where digitalization comes in.

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    Director, Cognizant Digital Business Norway

    Jan Robole

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    In the news

    November 5, 2018

    Orica Selects Cognizant to Cloud-Enable IT Infrastructure for a Globally Connected Enterprise

    May 17, 2018

    Cognizant Recognized as Market Leader in Internet of Things Services by Research and Advisory Firm ISG

    August 18, 2017

    HfS Research Names Cognizant in “As-a-Service Winner’s Circle” for Energy Operations

    OIL & GAS LEADERSHIP

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    Market Leader, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing and Logistics

    Janet Blancett

    O&G Consulting Leader, North America

    Robert Gjetsund

    O&G Consulting Leader, Europe