ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy is an upstream oil and gas company, specializing in the drilling and production of unconventional assets, typically from shale rock through a process known as hydraulic fracturing. Upon acquiring the company, ExxonMobil set a path to upgrade XTO to SAP S/4 Hana PRA, including Drilling, Leasing, Joint Venture/Production Revenue Accounting.

CHALLENGE

  • Manage highly complex integrated systems
  • Deal with disparate customer and well master data
  • Conform to data governance and data privacy compliances
  • Deal with complex tax jurisdiction layers

SOLUTION

  • Developed highly efficient integration solutions to various batch, near-time, and real-time interface needs
  • Implemented SAP best practice data migration solution using SAP Data Services for data conversion
  • Implemented and trained data migration team on S/4 Hana Data Migration Cockpit
  • Cleansed, consolidated, standardized, and harmonized master data using SAP Data Services
  • Created geocode-based tax jurisdiction lookup functionality for oil and gas wells

THE BRIEF

  • Integrate 20+ interfaced systems
  • Implement solid and proven data migration solution for data conversion
  • Profile and analyze data for anomalies
  • Cleanse, consolidate, standardize, and harmonize master data using SAP Data Services
  • Find tax jurisdictions for oil and gas wellls with no address info

BENEFITS

  • Reduced some conversion run times from hours and days to minutes and hours – making for a feasible cutover (EG: JVA conversion went from 9 days to 2.5 hours)
  • Implemented best practices for data migration including built-in data reconciliation for better tracking/audit controls
  • Reduced missing taxing on wells from +60% to less than 2%
  • Made data governance/data cleansing foundation available to deploy across other ExxonMobil business units

Scott Cunningham has more than 34 years of experience in information technology with over half of his time at SAP, becoming one of SAP’s elite Platinum consultants. He is a true pioneer in data quality with more than 29 years of experience in enterprise-level architecture and development focused on data quality in areas of data standards, marketing applications, master data governance, data quality product development, S/4HANA, ERP, CRM, ISU, and BI consulting. Scott is also a leader in SAP data migration initiatives, architecting many data migration S/4HANA, ERP, CRM, and ISU solutions as a contributor to SAP’s Best Practice Data Migration tools with data quality integration.

Darrin Joncas is a strategic business leader with 25 years of experience in enterprise information management and business intelligence. As a Senior Director of a global practice, Darrin has led teams in successful implementations of SAP in multiple verticals. Over the past two years, Darrin has built a boutique company, focusing on data, cloud, and migrations, with a specific lens on the oil & gas industry. His customer-first focused team delivery and devotion to executing plans on time and on budget has made his team 100% referenceable.

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