Hess Corporation chooses Accenture to migrate to cloud


Independent Energy Company Hess Corporation and enterprise IT vendor Accenture reached in a five-year IT deal.

As part of its IT transformation strategy, Hess will use Accenture’s cloud transformation services and ecosystem of cloud partners, which include public cloud providers, for a new cloud-enabled operating model to help realize its As-a-Service vision.

“We believe this model can help us be more efficient, agile, capable and secure,” said Zhanna Golodryga, SVP, Services and CIO for Hess Corporation, “by giving us important capabilities that use the latest digital services and technologies.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture and Hess will work on planning, design and implementation of a technology solution that links field assets to a network of cloud-based offerings, delivered as-a-Service.

The project includes migrating Hess’ applications and servers to the cloud. Accenture will support the migration and redevelopment of applications using its cloud transformation services with security applications.

“Challenging industry headwinds and continued commodity price volatility make it clear that a Journey to Cloud transformation for our energy clients’ core businesses gives them a competitive advantage in today’s As-a-Service economy,” said Jack Sepple, senior managing director, Accenture Cloud and Accenture Operations group technology officer.

“By leveraging our Cloud First approach and leading industry and technology capabilities for a consumption-based mode, Hess will be able to tap only the services it needs when and where it needs them, reducing extraneous costs and burden of legacy IT.”