IFS powers up ARO Drilling

Offshore drilling contractor ARO Drilling has deployed IFS Applications to unify mission-critical business processes across its headquarters and fleet of 16 offshore drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia. 

Following a competitive bid process involving several major ERP vendors, ARO Drilling chose IFS Applications based on the platform’s industry-specific functionality and fully integrated architecture. 

Since the solution’s successful implementation ARO Drilling has been able to simplify its work processes, leading to increased efficiency and project profitability, with the platform being utilised by some 400 full users and 2,000 self-service users across the firm’s onshore and offshore operations.  

The IFS solution will support critical processes including maintenance, supply chain management, finance, and human capital management. 

Anas Mosa, IT director at ARO Drilling, said: “From streamlined procurement and inventory management to more efficient maintenance of critical equipment on our rigs, IFS Applications has made a real difference in how we operate. ARO is working in close collaboration with IFS’ team of industry experts and we are now running a true industry solution based on best-practice, standard functionality that empowers our staff to make the right decisions, anywhere and at any time.” 

Mehmood Khan, managing director of IFS, Middle East, added: “There are few industries where project control and asset maintenance and safety are more critical than in the oil and gas sector. Working with some of the world’s leading offshore companies, we have developed a broad set of industry-specific capabilities that is unique in the market. We are very proud to announce ARO Drilling as the latest addition to our growing list of world-renowned oil and gas customers and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”