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Montreal-based CGI nabs Shell contract to support IT units across the business

The agreement will see CGI supporting TaCIT's critical business and technical applications in three key portfolios



MONTREAL—CGI has been selected by Shell as a lead Key Application Services (KAS) supplier to support Shell’s Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT) unit, which handles technical IT solutions for Shell’s upstream and downstream business, including capital projects.

TaCIT sits in Shell’s Projects & Technology business. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Shell is a leader in developing innovative solutions in the energy industry, and its TaCIT team is key in delivering a vast range of applications and technology capabilities to meet the needs of both its upstream and downstream businesses,” said Tim Gregory, president of CGI’s U.K. operations and executive sponsor of CGI’s relationship with Shell. “In our role as a global Key Application Services supplier we will work with Shell TaCIT to enhance their industry position with the right solutions, enabling them to more effectively and efficiently deliver and operate. A significant benefit of the relationship is that together we have the competence and expertise to deliver new capabilities to advance Shell’s business strategies.”

The agreement will see CGI supporting TaCIT’s critical business and technical applications in three key portfolios:

  • Subsurface and Wells
  • Engineering and Smart
  • Projects and Technology CIO Services

CGI will leverage best practice productivity processes and tools to assist Shell TaCIT in maintaining top quartile performance from their information technology portfolio. In addition, CGI will capitalize on innovative solutions, supporting Shell’s ambition to become the most innovative and competitive Energy company.

CGI will deliver projects and managed services to support Shell globally from four primary locations: the Netherlands, North America, the UK and India, and will also co-locate with Shell wherever technical assistance is required.

CGI has supported Shell for fifteen years across several geographies and businesses.

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