Drilling Contractor

The Client

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A UK based PLC owner and operator of drilling units.

The Challenge

The company is relatively new and has had to set up and incorporate systems and communications very quickly. It became clear that the loss of critical IT & communications services could impact the ability to provide an appropriate level of support to offshore facilities which could potentially jeopardise the client’s objective to safely, efficiently and effectively deliver drilling rig services to customers.

With no business continuity or disaster recovery plans in place, the company recognised that there was no defined fallback position from which support could be maintained at appropriate levels at all times.

The Solution

The client’s IT and communications is outsourced to a third party provider who initially raised with them the potential implications arising from the lack of BC and DR provision.

Recognised as BCM specialists in the oil and gas industry, Teed was engaged to develop and implement business continuity planning.

As a small to medium organisation with fewer than 150 people on and offshore, we felt that our “fast track” Continuity Cover service was the most appropriate consultancy option for the client. Set at a fixed price, it is designed to suit the requirements and budgets of smaller organisations.

We worked with the client taking them through the BCM lifecycle to achieve a fully tested business continuity plan. In developing the recovery strategies, our consultant worked with the IT provider to ensure strategies were appropriate to the client’s requirements. It was important to ensure that care was taken in ensuring the client’s needs were met whilst also taking into account the third party’s interests.The client recognised the value in engaging our consultants to carry out the business continuity planning and to assist with the identification of appropriate strategies with their IT provider.

The Result

The client recognised the value in engaging our consultants to carry out the business continuity planning and to assist with the identification of appropriate strategies with their IT provider.

As a rapidly growing company, the client now has a BCM structure, plan and recovery strategies in place that can be built upon to incorporate future needs as the organisation evolves.

The company can now also provide their customers with the assurance that services can continue to be provided at appropriate levels, in the event of a disruption impacting head office facilities.