OFS Portal services would be available worldwide to all customers, either individually or through B2B exchanges. Suppliers in all oilfield products and services segments would have the opportunity to participate in OFS Portal.
In taking this action, the participating companies are responding to the increasing number of requests from B2B exchanges and portals, as well as many individual customers, to provide information and support to their various online procurement efforts. The twelve founding members of OFS Portal believe e-commerce has enormous potential for the industry. The intent of OFS Portal is to benefit both buyers and sellers by reducing overall costs and improving efficiency through a common approach to integrating supplier offerings into multiple e-procurement environments.
As a not-for-profit independent service, OFS Portal would format and publish standardized content, enable subscription by users, establish transaction standards, and facilitate other aspects of the procurement process. OFS Portal would not operate as an exchange for executing transactions.
For additional information, contact: ABB Noel Monjure - 281-847-4614 Baker Hughes Gary Flaharty - 713-439-8039 BJ Services Mike McShane - 713-462-4239 Cooper Cameron Scott Amann - 713-513-3344 ENSCO Richard LeBlanc - 214-922-1550 FMC John Hatch - 281-591-4208 Halliburton Guy Marcus - 214-978-2691 National Oilwell Alex Prejean - 713-346-7664 Schlumberger Linda Silinsky - 281-285-4270 Smith International Margaret Dorman - 281-443-3370 Transocean Sedco Forex Jeff Chastain - 713-232-7551 Weatherford Don Galletly - 713-693-4148