Accenture and Woodside Energy Join Forces in a Co-Sourcing Arrangement

Accenture and Woodside Energy Join Forces in a Co-Sourcing Arrangement

Accenture has signed an AU$30 million co-sourcing agreement with Woodside Technical Services to establish an SAP applications management and development centre in Perth.

As part of the five-year deal, the companies will deliver SAP applications management, development and hosting services to Woodside Energy and other customers in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as to oil and gas companies in the wider Asia Pacific region.

"This is an exciting day for Woodside as this agreement will transform the way we approach our SAP management capability needs. It will increase our operational efficiency and reduce our operational costs and will provide similar opportunities for other customers at the Centre of Excellence" said Andrew Maiden, Woodside's director of shared services.

"We believe that the Centre of Excellence will provide both Woodside and our Asia Pacific clients with an opportunity to reduce costs while receiving high quality technology required to successfully manage their business. We are looking forward to working closely with Woodside and helping them realise cost reduction targets and achieve significant process improvements," said said Wayne Schachtel the managing partner of the Resources Operating Group in Australia.

The Perth centre was launched in December, 2002 with approximately 40 local IT professionals.

This agreement complements Accenture's growing outsourcing business in Australia and Asia Pacific, particularly in the oil, gas, and chemicals sectors.

Accenture announced in June 2001 that it signed a six-year outsourcing agreement with Goro Nickel, which involved establishing a center in Brisbane and has been successfully managing for many years the technology requirements of its Asia Pacific clients from its Melbourne Delivery Centre.

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