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TCS helps Shelf Drilling with rapid deployment of ERP systems on Cloud for specialized jackup drilling business

In this video, Executive Vice President, Ian Clark, Shelf Drilling describes how their partnership with TCS resulted in achieving rapid transition to a standalone company, rig uptime rates and cost controls in the highly competitive jackup drilling business.

TCS helped Shelf Drilling transform their ERP system with an innovative mix of hosted and cloud solutions. Ian Clark, Shelf Drilling Executive VP, explains more on partnering with TCS.


Shelf Drilling is a private company headquartered in Dubai, with a fleet consisting of 37 jackup rigs and one swamp barge with operations across Southeast Asia, India, West Africa and the Middle East / North Africa / Mediterranean. It specializes in providing shallow water jack-up drilling services for end customers.

Experience Partnership
Ian states that the partnership with TCS helped in achieving their vision to establish Shelf Drilling as a leader in the industry. The commitment, dedication and collaborative spirit demonstrated by TCS enabled a rapid growth in Shelf Drilling’s IT journey with TCS.

Experience Results
Ian highlights TCS contribution to Shelf Drilling in their partnership:

  • TCS demonstrated speed of execution, management commitment and technical capabilities to help Shelf Drilling in gaining independence from Transocean by designing and implementing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 ERP system in just 5 1/2 months.
  • In the specialized jackup drilling market, downtime is deadly. TCS helped in achieving rig uptime rates and cost controls required to be profitable in this highly competitive business.
  • TCS implemented an innovative offline Cloud solution that mitigated equipment downtime and provided an economical alternative to a high cost satellite links operation.

Experience Leadership
He says that TCS has brought in a spirit of innovation, collaboration and technical leadership evidenced in designing solutions and resolving customer’s problems in an immediate and proactive way.

Read the blog ‘Drilling Into the Cloud’ by Sunder Singh, Global Head, Oracle Practice, TCS.

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