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Streamlining IS/IT and Reducing Cost Together

During the integration of Hydro's Oil & Energy division with Statoil, a key issue was the harmonisation of the two companies' IS/IT systems and architecture, ensuring that duplication and unnecessary cost were avoided and keeping operational stability. The key to success was our trustful close cooperation, based on IS/IT, project- and business competence, and experience within the area of mergers and acquisitions.

At the end of 2007 it was decided that Statoil would merge with Norsk Hydro's Oil & Energy division into a new company, StatoilHydro, later to become Statoil. This required the transfer and merge of Hydro O&E's existing systems and infrastructure into Statoil's, consisting of around 6000 PC users, 1300 servers, 400 applications and 80 TB of data. At the same time harmonising the two environments and removing redundant infrastructure and applications.

While the migration was taking place, it was paramount to maintain operational stability in order to avoid impacting normal business operations. Nonetheless the migration should also be executed as quickly as possible in order minimise the time and therefore cost associated with operating duplicated environments.

Exit Management Process

In terms of size and complexity, this was Norway's largest ever IT project at the time. Our long and successful experience of handling similar processes was probably one of the reasons why EVRY was chosen to run the program “Exit Management”, initiated after the initial integration project.

Whilst EVRY took the lead for the formal program and project management, the process required a very close and precise coordination with Statoil's IS/IT and business organisation. Together we defined and agreed upon what should be changed or removed, how and when it should be performed. It was this trustful close cooperation between the different parties that was key to ensuring the success of the project. EVRY also acted as an advisor to help balance conflicting requirements for simplifying and harmonising the IT system landscape by keeping operational stability.

In total the program handled over 240 individual "exit notes" and at its peak involving 11 EVRY project managers and more than 120 EVRY personnel executing the changes. All the changes were executed according to Statoil's own processes and utilising their systems and tools.

As a result of the Exit Management process, Statoil  and EVRY have managed to:

  • Implement a common 1st-line helpdesk service
  • Harmonise 320 duplicated applications
  • Decommission and/or "freeze" 170 ex-Hydro applications
  • Archive 6.400 mailboxes
  • Migrate 36 needed ex-Hydro applications into Statoil
  • Delete or archive 350 Notes databases
  • Decommission 1.100 UNIX and 130 Windows servers
  • Migrate LAN services at all sites
  • Migrate 40 WAN connections

The Exit process has been executed with minimal disruption to business operations or unplanned downtime of the affected systems. The exit program has resulted in cost reduction, followed-up professionally by EVRY, with clear KPI reporting.

Whilst cost reduction was a primary aim, other benefits as a result of the process include a simplified system landscape with increased application transparency and a harmonised user experience – same access interface and processes, regardless of whether system came originally from Hydro or Statoil.


During the integration of Hydro's Oil & Energy division with Statoil, a key issue was the harmonisation of the two companies' IS/IT systems and architecture, ensuring that duplication and unnecessary cost were avoided and keeping operational stability. The key to success was our trustful close cooperation, based on IS/IT, project- and business competence, and experience within the area of mergers and acquisitions.

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