Integration Update


To achieve some of the benefits envisioned at the time of the merger, a tremendous amount of time, energy and expense was committed to ensure that all personnel are operating on the same set of processes and applications. This effort has been guided by the “Move and Lift” principle of first bringing both companies to a common set of processes and applications, and then enhancing those processes and applications to enable Transocean to retain a market-leader position in the industry. The prioritized “Move and Lift” initiatives are explained below:


Move Projects:

Global Management System (GMS)
This new application integrates and aligns the functionality found in GRS, Safety Dashboard and OMS, providing a single system for fleet operations, training and safety management. Training on the new application is currently available for all rigs. GMS is expected to go-live at the end of July for legacy-GSF rigs and the end of August for legacy-Transocean rigs.


Offshore Harmonization
This project brings offshore Maintenance and Supply Chain onto a common set of applications across the fleet: the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and the Inventory Control System (ICS). With all legacy-GlobalSantaFe rigs already using these systems and more than 39 legacy-Transocean rigs converted to date, the project is more than 50 percent complete, with a targeted completion date for the entire fleet this November. When this “move” process is finished, the groundwork will have then been laid to “lift” or improve the company’s business processes onshore via the ERP system.


Lift Projects:

ERP will automate, standardize and optimize a number of key business processes in Finance, Supply Chain, Asset Management and IT. This will be achieved by upgrading to PeopleSoft 9.0 for Finance, replacing EMPAC with PeopleSoft 9.0 Supply Chain modules, and implementing an Asset Planning Tool and Business Intelligence functionality. The design of the system is complete, and is currently being built. A group of “super users” from all three business units, who will serve as system experts and trainers, are now in the process of joining the Houston project team to conduct ERP testing. This fall, they will develop training materials to deliver prior to ERP’s anticipated go-live date in April 2010.


All project Web pages can be accessed via the Integration section of RIGCentral:


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