Developing a Framework for IM

About the client

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) is a consortium formed to develop the Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and Lunskoye gas field off the north-eastern coast of Sakhalin. Sakhalin Energy operates under a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed in 1994 with the Russian Federation. Main shareholders include Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi.

Business Challenges

Our customer was in a transition phase, improving their own IM strategy and structure having previously heavily relied on another party within their consortium.

A strategy and roadmap for change was required, which would:

  • Produce a vision of how IM could contribute to the development of two new fields, and overall business performance
  • Determine which technologies to use in what circumstances
  • Create a roadmap to take the strategy forward
  • Scope out projects that build towards the vision


  • The introduction of consistent, centrally-controlled IM procedures that are more relevant to the business functions within an operational organisation
  • The promotion of more effective and efficient use of procedure which is easier to support from the central IM function
  • The optimisiation of search functionality through metadata implementation
  • Improved quality of information
  • Reduction in duplication and the probability of a user accessing obsolete information
  • Protection of information from accidental deletion
  • The foundation for future digitalisation projects was put in place
  • The importance of IM was raised across the business

What the client says

“It was rewarding to gain insight and support a company moving from a “project” to a “production” environment. The challenge faced by the Central IM group ranged from reducing the engineering bias in IM procedures to developing an internal governance model which will provide the basis for future procedural development within each business function. It is a significant challenge, faced by many of the companies we work with.”

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