How to make a £199m deal go smoothly – in four months

In some industries, there’s no such thing as a flexible deadline.

In 2017 Ineos bought the Forties oil and gas pipeline from BP. It carried 40% of the UK’s oil production. This was a huge transition of a major asset.

Our job at Vetasi was to move BP’s asset management IT system to Ineos’ infrastructure so when Ineos fired it up, everything would work just as it did before.

We had four months. Extending the deadline was not an option.

Delays would be hugely expensive. And because managing a pipeline is safety critical, there is no margin of error.

Read how we managed to bring such a big project in on time over in James Fair's blog How to make a £199m deal go smoothly – in four months.

Brian Williams at Ineos FPS recently presented to the UK Maximo User group an overview of the lessons learned and key elements that made it a success. A recording of Ineos Story - Migration to 7.6 and integration with SAP is available if you missed it

How to make a £199m deal go smoothly – in four months