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Want to learn how to maximize cash flow and reduce TCO? Register for SAPPHIRE NOW


Due to a dramatic drop in commodity prices, oil and gas companies have seen their revenues cut significantly.   As such, they are keenly focused on cash flow and cutting costs. They are deferring investment decisions and looking for ways to reduce recurring costs.  They also know that the market will eventually come back, creating the need to ramp-up operations and production quickly.

It’s time to register for SAPPHIRE NOW and start planning your time to make the most of the networking, information and access to a wide range of experts on-site to see how SAP solutions can help you thrive in the new oil and gas market reality.

Come hear Johan Krebbers, Vice President at Shell, talk about how oil and gas companies need insight gained from integrated processes and holistic information to make better decisions. Learn how to protect margins by using innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things to achieve an enterprise-wide view across hundreds of wells and months of data.

  • SAPPHIRE NOW Session IN20700, Thursday at 3:30 in Theater 5

Talk to experts from SAP and Accenture and see a live demonstration of how you can improve and standardize processes, replace legacy tools, and provide a single view of production across the organization.  Learn how you can better manage production with help from the new release of the Upstream Production Operations by Accenture and SAP.

  • SAPPHIRE NOW Session IN20703, Tuesday at 3:30 in the Industries Demo Theater 1
  • SAPPHIRE NOW Session IN20703, Thursday at 2:30 in Industries Demo Theater 1

Join the discussion with experts from SAP and Implico in the Microforum to discuss new ways to automate processes for sourcing and supplying refined products from refineries and terminals to consumers. Learn how you can use secondary distribution and fuels retailing software from SAP to manage auto-replenishment of tanks, use best-buy scenarios, and plan truck routes for deliveries to service stations.

  • SAPPHIRE NOW Session IN20718, Thursday at 9:00 in the Industries Microforum 2

Participate with experts from SAP and Rolta in the Microforum to explore ways to use an integrated enterprise-wide view of operations to improve reliability. Learn how you can identify and prevent potential quality and safety issues, maximize use of assets, and increase profitability.

At the ASUG Annual Conference, co-located with SAPPHIRE NOW, you can find several excellent sessions presented by industry, including a presentation by Phillips66 on how they created a competitive advantage that led to significant saving and improved revenues.

  • ASUG Session OG2013, Tuesday at 1:45 in the ASUG area

Valero will present in the hot topic of Predictive Maintenance, and how they used advanced capabilities of SAP HANA to analyze maintenance activities performed by 14 major refineries for the past 15 years. Analyses identified bad past and present bad actors across refineries and identified potential bad actors in future.  The results of these analyses can drive a better maintenance strategy.

  • ASUG Session OG746, Wednesday at 12:30 in the ASUG area

Interested in learning more about how you can simplify your IT landscape, reduce footprint, and ultimately lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?  Then you should check out the many sessions around S/4HANA. Schlumberger is deploying its new global SAP Project on Suite on HANA.  They will present at ASUG so that you can understand the decision process and technical planning & design performed to date for the global roll-outs to 120k employees.

  • ASUG Session OG851, Thursday at 3:30 in the ASUG area

You can find these and many other sessions on Agenda Builder.

We hope to see you in Orlando!

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      Hi Brent,

      This is outstanding  domain knowledge in Product life cycle in OIL and GAS .  I got clear idea  to simplify  IT landscape, reduce footprint, and ultimately lower in TCO  in this sector .