EMPAC enhances Bapco’s upstream activities
Indus International Inc. supplier of enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services, announced that the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) has rolled out the Indus EMPAC solution to their newly merged Upstream organization, replacing existing Oracle Inventory and Purchasing applications.
The project increased BAPCO's EMPAC implementation from approximately 1,300 named users to approximately 1,550 named users, according to a company press release. BAPCO also plans to roll out EMPAC Asset and Work Management modules to Upstream operations as part of their IT Strategy.
BAPCO was formed in 1929 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Caltex Petroleum Corporation, a joint venture of Standard Oil of California (now Chevron) and the Texas Company (now Texaco). Construction of a small 10,000 barrel-per-day refinery followed, with operations commencing in July 1936.
The refinery expanded over the years to its current capacity of more than 250,000 barrels per day, supplying a range of petroleum products for local and export markets. Approximately one-sixth of its crude oil is obtained from wells in Bahrain, the balance being supplied from Saudi Arabia through undersea pipelines.
Caltex retained a 40-percent share in the company following incorporation as a joint venture with the Bahrain government in 1981, and in April 1997 the Bahrain government assumed total ownership of the company. The Bahrain National Oil Company (BANOCO), which managed production and marketing assets and activities, was legally merged with BAPCO to form new BAPCO on January 1, 2000. BAPCO received ISO 9002 accreditation in 1994. — (menareport.com)
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