NPPD signs implementation services contracts with SchlumbergerSema

15 October 2002 – SchlumbergerSema, a business unit of Schlumberger Limited announced Monday it has signed systems integration and data management services contracts with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) of Columbus, Nebraska.

The contracts, valued at $1.6m and $1.3m, respectively, call for supporting the implementation of a suite of software applications, including a geographic information system, graphical work design and outage management. The integrated solution will be used by NPPD for distribution asset management, engineering design and analysis, and management for both major and minor power outages.

“This project will assist NPPD to optimize our business processes and improve organizational efficiency,” said Alan Michalewicz, NPPD operations manager. “Our primary goal with this project is to enhance customer satisfaction and to better leverage our existing information assets and improve overall distribution system reliability.”

The initial scope of services provided by SchlumbergerSema includes the definition of requirements for business process reengineering, software functionality, integration and interfaces, data conversion and solution planning. SchlumbergerSema also has prime responsibility for data conversion and field inventory requirements through production deployment.

“Areas of expertise being provided by SchlumbergerSema include overall solution planning and management, change management and implementation support,” stated Ivo Steklac, Marketing vice president of the SchlumbergerSema North American Energy and Utilities Group. “Our services are focused on assisting our clients to improve operational efficiency, while improving the quality of service to their end customers.”

NPPD is a state-wide public utility providing Nebraskans with power through generation, transmission and distribution of electric power. Working in partnership with the state’s rural public power districts, co-operativess and municipalities, NPPD helps serve an estimated 800 000 Nebraskans with retail and wholesale electric power and energy-related products and services.

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