PT Energi Mega Persada Tbk (EMP) along with its subsidiaries are one of the most significant players in the county’s oil and gas landscape. Until the end of 2011, the company held the second largest oil and gas reserve among the local players. With such business scale, EMP really relies on IT to improve the company’s performance in every aspects, from management, exploration, drilling, to production. In the company, IT management role is taken care by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department.
Nabil Hilabi as EMP’s Database and Application Superintendent says the company constantly follows the IT trends development as it plays a significant role in the oil and gas industry, especially which relates with energy management.
Currently EMP has two data center. The first serve the back office and business application using virtual technology and supported with the latest back-up storage and blade server as well as multi lines Wi-Fi and internet access. This enables faster communication and data presentation. Meanwhile, the second data center supports exploration activity.
“Our IT is already shared-services. Previously each units has their own IT, but now it’s all under the ICT Department,” explains Nabil.
ICT Department provides at least 50 types of IT services for each business units including hardware, software, and data center procurement, as well as IT for communication, management, document management and many more.
As IT needs develops and get complex, EMP needs an IT blueprint that covers the current IT system implementation and future development. The blueprint also meant to be a guideline for the company’s current and future needs.
To meet with the industry best practice, EMP invited IT consultants to give trainings and assistance in developing the IT blueprint. By doing this, the shortage in the blueprint can be discovered and fixed.
After meeting several consultants, EMP chose PT Mitra Integrasi Informatika (MII)—a subsidiary of PT Metrodata Electronics Tbk—as a partner to help with the blueprint. MII was chosen due to its experience and proven reputation in trainings and IT blueprint. The company is also supported by quality talents.
On August 2012, MII began giving training and assistance to EMP’s ICT Department on IT blueprint development. The training last two months.
“The transfer knowledge process went well, we gain many new insights for example on interface architecture, also on IT blueprint development methods along with its templates. We also get a good description on best practice implemented by MII in other companies that can be adjusted with the needs at EMP,” says Nabil.
Five Years Target
Nabil explains that EMP’s blueprint target is made for five years horizon. During the period, the company is expected to have its enterprise application of a service system that’s well integrated with all EMP’s group companies.
As part of the blueprint implementation, EMP prioritized desktop renewal for 700 computers and server and operating system replacement. The company also implements an integrated control system over the entire equipment to protect all the assets.
EMP IT blueprint is capable of maintaining the reliability of the company’s internet access 24 hours a day using multiple sources. If one gets cut off, other would easily replace.
Furthermore, Nabil explains that the company’s management gives full support for the ICT Department to develop the IT blueprint. The management event started the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
“IT blueprint is a must for company wanting to develop its business further and optimize the value of IT, making the business and IT goes into the same direction,” says Nabil.