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Aconex Engaged by Afren for Oil and Gas Projects

Aconex Engaged by Afren for Oil and Gas Projects 
Online Collaboration Supports Production Platform Operation and
Maintenance 
LAGOS, NIGERIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/13 --   Aconex, provider of
the world's most widely used online project collaboration solutions
for the oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, power, and mining
industries, today announced its engagement by Afren plc, a leading
independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Afren
uses the Aconex Online Collaboration Platform to manage the operation
and maintenance of its Ebok and Okoro Setu oil field platforms off
the coast of Nigeria. 
"We have individuals from several organizations working on the Ebok
and Okoro Setu projects, and it's critical that everyone be aligned
at all times," said Dhiraj Kavia, technical applications manager at
Afren. "The Aconex platform enables us to structure and control all
project data as it flows among team members, resulting in improved
efficiency, governance and compliance. The system is easy to learn
and use, and we have the support of a global organization when we
need it."  
The teams responsible for operating and maintaining the production
platforms in the Ebok and Okoro Setu fields span Nigeria, the U.K.
and the U.S. They use the Aconex platform to capture all project data
in one place for centralized information management and retrieval. In
a secure, cloud-based collaboration environment, participants across
different locations have anytime, anywhere access to the current
version of all project documents and drawings, as well as a complete
audit trail of all decisions and actions. 
According to Dhiraj Kavia, previous collaboration tools had limited
Afren's ability to provide access to project participants outside of
Afren. With the Aconex multiparty collaboration platform, all team
members have access to the project data they need, when they need it.
Also, Aconex meets Afren's requirement for the integration of
document and correspondence management capabilities in a single
system.  
"The oil and gas market in Africa and other regions has shown
increasing demand for our collaborative project information
management solutions," said Herve Hamelin, Aconex general manager of
Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Some of these solutions are being
deployed for construction-related projects, like the Afren production
platforms, while others are being used for interface management to
identify and resolve interfaces between vendors on mega-projects. We
look forward to strengthening our position as a major supplier to
this market."  
About Aconex
 Aconex provides the world's most widely used
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for managing information,
processes and people throughout the life cycle of construction and
engineering projects across multiple industries. The Aconex suite of
solutions -- secure, neutral and centralized -- enables project
managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent in capital projects of
all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity and accountability for
all project participants. Aconex has served projects valued at more
than US$700 billion, with over 300,000 users. Clients include major
oil and gas companies, nine of the world's top ten engineering
procurement and construction (EPC) firms, 23 of the 25 leading global
design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering
firms. For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see
www.aconex.com. Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn
at www.linkedin.com/company/aconex. 
Aconex Contacts:
Tod Bottari
Communications Director
+1 650 731 3309
media@aconex.com  
Celine Stenson
EMEA Marketing Program Manager
+44 20 7520 5600
cstenson@aconex.com