BHP Billiton signs £38m IT services deal

The oil division of Anglo-Australian mining and exploration group BHP Billiton has signed a five year, $53 million (£38 million) IT services deal with CSC.

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The oil division of Anglo-Australian mining and exploration group BHP Billiton has signed a five year, $53 million (£38 million) IT services deal with CSC.

BHP Billiton Petroleum’s global IT operations will be managed by CSC across 10 countries. CSC will provide helpdesk, desktop, midrange, network, high-performance computing and telecommunications services, as well as application management.

BHP Billiton operates what it calls a “decentralised” approach to technology. Under the new contract, the petrol division will use IT services that address its own demands, rather than overall group requirements.

Zhanna Golodryga, chief information officer at BHP Billiton Petroleum, said the agreement provided “scalable services”. The division’s last reported annual revenues, in 2007, were $5.9 billion (£4.2 billion).

CSC provides IT services to other BHP Billiton divisions, including application management services to the BHP Billiton group.

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