Published06 July 2020
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International Oil and Gas Drilling Contractor Dolphin Drilling Selects IFS

International Oil  Gas Drilling Contractor Dolphin Drilling selects IFS

Sophisticated industry functionality from IFS will empower Dolphin Drilling employees both on and offshore

London, July 15, 2020IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Dolphin Drilling, an international drilling contractor specializing in the mid water segment which provides services to the offshore oil and gas industry, has chosen to deploy IFS Applications™ for its organization. The new solution will be deployed across onshore sites in Norway, UK and Singapore and a fleet of 3 offshore rigs. 

Dolphin Drilling was evaluating a SAP Hana upgrade, but ultimately selected the rich industry-focused solution from IFS to reinforce their vision of “rigs for the future”. The company sought one system that could reduce offshore work through digitalization, better work flow, support global finance including intercompany and consolidation processes and improve efficiency by increasing transparency - all with the best user experience for its employees.

The IFS solution, which will support 500 users both on and offshore, will feature capabilities for business-critical processes including finance, project, maintenance, supply chain, rental management, HR & CRM. The solution will also provide industry critical tools in the form of replication, data synchronization between onshore and offshore units, site move and transport order. 

For a company like Dolphin Drilling, comprehensive insight into the condition of the rigs is of critical importance. For this reason, maintenance is a high priority and an important contributor to cost savings and smoother operations. The maintenance solution from IFS, combined with the IFS IoT Business Connector, will allow Dolphin Drilling to capture and analyze data transmitted by sensors on their rigs. Finally, the customizable user interface with IFS Lobbies will provide all users with the readily accessible insights they need to do their jobs.

“Operational efficiency, increased uptime and cost control are crucially important to us,” Dolphin Drilling CEO Bjørnar Iversen said. “IFS presented us with a robust industry solution that will give us full control of our assets and work processes. Another essential criteria for us was the platform’s ability to support increased digitalization of our business and enable new technologies such as IoT. We look forward to working closely with IFS as we continue to modernize our business operations.”

Elni Kullmer, Managing Director IFS Nordics, added, “We are very happy to welcome Dolphin Drilling to the IFS community. We have a long track record of serving offshore mobile asset owners and we look forward to providing Dolphin Drilling with the best business applications and technology in the market. We’ll be with them every step of the way as they realize their vision. We see an increasing demand for digitalization in our focused industries and, in a recent IFS market study, we discovered a remarkable increase in the number of companies that plan to invest in digitalization – despite the recent Covid-19 situation. We are pleased that Dolphin Drilling is among those planning for the future”.

For more than 20 years, IFS has been working with offshore mobile asset owners including Maersk Drilling, Odfjell Drilling, Aro Drilling, Borr Drilling, Awilco Drilling, Transocean, Floatel International, BW Offshore, Maersk Supply Service, SBM, Höegh LNG, PGS, MMA Offshore and Yinson Berhad.

About Dolphin Drilling

Dolphin Drilling is a leading harsh environment drilling contractor for the offshore oil and gas industry. The company operates a fleet of 3 Enhanced Aker H3 units  with 5th and 6th Generation topsites. Learn more on

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