The International Leasing & Investment Company (ILIC) is a Kuwaiti shareholding company (KSC). ILIC is registered with the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) as an investment company.
Like most organisations, DATA is the most valuable asset for ILIC – ensuring that DATA is fully protected and available 24X7X365 is mandatory.
SkillBase worked with ILIC to ensure the business needs were met and the technology components were installed and fully operational according to business policies.
The solution selected was IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. The Project was installed in record time and within budget.
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SkillBase proposed consultancy services for developing a strategic roadmap for Digital Intelligent Asset (DIA) for West Kuwait (WK) Asset. SkillBase and SAIC, partnered to develop a response to that request.
The objective of this project is to develop a strategic roadmap which will outline a set of program initiatives with timelines and dependencies that are critical to the realization of specific corporate goals.
The roadmap should aid in the planning and coordination of several project activities while highlighting opportunities for developing essential capabilities, training and staffing, technology partnerships and acquisitions, business process reengineering, IT transformations and other standard processes that are required to achieve objectives. Some of the benefits expected to achieve from this initiative include production optimization, workflow automation, reduced water cut, optimized use of limited resources, real-time modeling and decision support which will lead ultimately to increased production and recovery.
The increasing demand for cost effective and rapid development of oil and gas resources and the need to squeeze more reserves from fields have led to an industry-wide push to develop frameworks.
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SkillBase and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a multinational services US company with deep roots in the oil & gas industry and domain leadership in knowledge management (KM), formed a partnership to bring the best of breed thinking to the Kuwait Petroleum Sector
High Level: The intent and desire of the Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) is to embed the learning and reuse of best practices, ulti¬mately enabling performance improvements across the entire organization. The Project was delivered on-time and on-budget successfully meeting its business objectives.
Business Challenge: Finding a proven approach to tailoring and embedding a method¬ology for the effective transfer of best practices across the entire organisation.
- Applying proven project management and best practice transfer methods and following a disciplined approach for effective development and implementation
- Leveraging and building on relevant learning, practices, and programs that already exist within KPC (and subsidiaries) to accelerate understanding and buy-in
- Understanding the critical aspects of behavior and culture and tailoring the best practice methodology to fit KPC.
- Developing competency and ownership in the best practice methodology for repeatable imple¬mentation and sustainable results
- Using an integrated approach that leverages people, processes and technologies for best practice trans¬fer and aligns key stakeholders in the line and functions to maximize performance and minimize risk.
SkillBase value proposition: The partnership between SkillBase and SAIC is based on leveraging the best knowledge and experience of both companies to deliver the best value and ensure the success of the project. Both companies committed senior officers to be corporate offi¬cers-in-charge (COIC) to ensure the authority necessary for effective project execution and to quickly access any additional resources if the need arises. The COICs were also involved in the quality assurance and quality control of the entire project. Our approach was based on flat lines of authority that allow the program manager sufficient authority to organize and execute assigned responsi¬bilities efficiently and cost-effectively. The approach provided the flexibility necessary for efficient per¬formance of simultaneous tasks.
Quote from KPC Management:
KPC and the K-Companies have delivered remarkable business results to date. But the world and our business is rapidly changing. Our ability to learn quickly from each other is key to our continued growth and success. Sharing and transferring best practices routinely across our work teams and leaders will enable us to do things better, faster and cheaper, without having to spend even more time at work stay ahead in our marketplaces. This is what KPC and our consultants have teamed up to do: “share and transfer the right things for the right reasons,” making your life easier in the process. “There is always a better way.”
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