Halliburton advances digital capabilities with Microsoft and Accenture
Microsoft and Accenture have formed a 5-year strategic agreement with Halliburton to advance its digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure.
Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir—from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset
“The strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture is an important step in our adoption of new technology and applications to enhance our digital capabilities, drive additional business agility and reduce capital expenditures,” said Jeff Miller, Halliburton chairman, president and CEO. “We are excited about the benefits our customers and employees will realize through this agreement, and the opportunity to further leverage our open architecture approach to software delivery.”
Under the agreement, Halliburton will complete its move to cloud-based digital platforms and strengthen its customer offerings by:
- Enhancing real-time platforms for expanded remote operations,
- Improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing machine learning and AI, and
- Accelerating the deployment of new technology and applications, including SOC2 compliance for Halliburton’s overall system reliability and security.
The agreement also enables the migration of all Halliburton physical data centers to Azure, which delivers cloud services at global scale and offers sustainability benefits.
Accenture will work closely with Microsoft, in conjunction with their Avanade joint venture, to help transition Halliburton's digital capabilities and business-critical applications to Azure. Accenture will leverage its comprehensive cloud migration framework, which brings industrialized capabilities together with exclusive tools, methods, and automation to accelerate Halliburton’s data center migration and provide for additional transformation opportunities.
The companies expect to complete the staged migration by 2022.
For more information, go to https://azure.microsoft.com, www.halliburton.com, and www.accenture.com.