GROUPE STERIA : Leading Norwegian oil and gas Company, Det norske, chooses Steria for IT transformation

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Steria has won a five year contract with Det norske oljeselskap ASA, the second largest oil company in Norway, to provide IT operations and management services. The contract, worth a minimum of NOK 200 million (¤ 27 million), is the first oil and gas win for Steria in Norway. Steria will provide Det norske with application and data centre management services and technical expertise as part of a wider change management programme in accordance with the best practice ITIL framework. The deal will enable the organisation to reduce costs and drive IT innovation and efficiency.

Paris, France, 20 December 2012 - Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, has today won a five year contract with Det norske, worth a minimum of NOK 200 Million (¤ 27 million). The deal, the first in the oil and gas sector for Steria in Norway, will enable the organisation to improve its IT delivery, reduce unnecessary costs and drive IT innovation and efficiency.

Det norske has been involved in oil and gas exploration in the Norwegian continental shelf, and will be entering a new phase of its operations in the spring of 2013. Steria has been selected as a strategic transformation partner for this project which will include establishing an IT infrastructure for its offshore installations in the North Sea which will be operated from Steria's datacentres in Oslo and Trondheim.

Steria will deliver a wide range of IT services including project management, IT procurement and application management for around 200 business applications. The agreement will involve Steria processing and analysing large amounts of data.

As part of a wider change management programme at the organisation, Steria will provide consultancy and technical expertise aligned with the best practice framework ITIL. This proven approach and methodology will refine the organisation's IT processes to ensure the best possible service delivery.

Kjell Rusti, Executive Vice-President, CEO Scandinavia, comments, "This contract represents Steria's first foray into the oil and gas sector in Norway. Steria was selected against several strong contesters for its technical expertise and proven approach to IT management and methodologies. Adopting the international best practice framework ITIL is a significant move for the organisation which will help Det norske drive efficiencies across its IT operations. It will ensure the highest possible levels in IT service."

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About Steria: www.steria.com
Steria delivers IT enabled business services which help organisations in the public and private sectors operate more efficiently and profitably. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 20,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today's world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day. Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2011 revenue of ¤1.75 billion. 21%(*) of Steria's capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
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