Infosys has secured a toehold in the Australian resources sector through a new international consulting deal with energy giant BP.
Under the terms of the global deal, Infosys Australia will provide support for BP's local resource research division, Upstream. It will also augment onshored resources currently deployed to help deploy the company's new global learning management system.
The deal forms part of a global arrangement, which will see the Indian outsourcer take over application support and development across a broad range of BP’s operations, including its corporate functions, and its energy trading and marketing.
“Infosys is known for its ‘silent running’ when supporting some of BP’s most critical and specialised systems without interruption or disturbance to BP.
"We are deploying their global learning management system in Australia currently, and also support some critical reserves archival Upstream applications remotely, which are deployed in Australia as well," an Infosys spokesman explained to iTnews.
The contract covers BP’s major headquarters in the US and the UK, and support for its subsidiary operations including Azerbaijan, Angola, Brazil and Singapore.
The value of the global arrangement has not been disclosed.
It is not the first incursion that the Indian IT industry has made into the domestic resources sector of late.
In July, Canadian utilities and energy specialist ATCO outsourced its IT functions to IT consulting and outsourcing provider Wipro in deal worth $1 billion over ten years.
That agreement saw Wipro acquire ATCO’s IT services subsidiary, ATCO I-Tek, for US$195 million (A$182.6 million), including its Australian division in Perth.