Audit of information systems for operator of Oil and Gas field.


Operating Company in an Oil and Gas sphere.

Case review:

Operating Company (hereinafter – Operator) of an oil and gas field is a joint venture of KazMunayGas and several foreign partners. From the beginning of the project, the Operator uses IT infrastructure as a service from of one of the foreign partners, provided under the Technical Services Agreement (hereinafter –the Agreement).

The Agreement enables provision of complete IT service, such as a fundamental IT infrastructure, technical support, line of business information systems and applications, as well as policies, business processes and procedures in the IT area.

Due to the market deterioration in the oil industry, the Operator faced the need to optimize its costs. One of the optimization options was to reduce the cost of IT service by transitioning the IT service from a foreign partner to the Operator's area of responsibility.


Evaluate requirements for the new IT infrastructure; calculate the scenario of IT services transition into the Operator's area of responsibility.

The transition requires deployment of a new IT infrastructure, transfer of line of business information systems, data migration (over 5TB), and an increase of local Kazakhstani content in IT services.

Technologies and methodologies:

  • ITIL
  • Microsoft technologies
  • LOB: Assai, Petex, Schlumberger
  • HP Enterprise
  • Cisco


An on-site audit was performed at the customer's office, and a number of teleconferences were held with current IT service providers. The discussions with the "owners" of information systems revealed the projected requirements for hardware resources and required licenses.

As a result, several possible scenarios for migrating IT services were provided to the customer. The first scenario involves implementing an IT infrastructure deployed locally “on-premises”. The second scenario involves implementing a hybrid IT infrastructure with partial use of cloud-based IT services.

Both scenarios represent forecast calculations for a period of 5 years with a comparative analysis of the current costs of IT services from a foreign partner.