SAP aiming to bid on 2 Pemex software tenders in 1H11

Friday, March 25, 2011

Business software company SAP (NYSE: SAP) plans to bid on two tenders that Mexico's state oil company Pemex will launch in 1H11, Stephane Lauzon, director of upstream solutions for the company's oil and gas industry business unit, told BNamericas.

The first tender is for software solutions related to procurement, maintenance, and environment, health and safety (EHS) processes.

"All things being equal, and Pemex already having a SAP backbone, I think it makes more sense for them to integrate with the backbone. I'd say it makes a lot of headaches for customers when they don't do that," Lauzon said with regards to the tender.

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The second contract for which SAP intends to present a bid relates to software for Pemex's downstream supply chain.

"When I look at the large oil and gas companies in the world today, most of them are on our solution. The majority of crude oil today goes through our systems, so I think we have a very strong, mature solution that could also help Pemex," Lauzon said.

Lauzon declined to speculate on the expected amounts of SAP's prospective bids.