Most of the companies spend considerable time and effort in developing, implementing an adequate Information Technology System. For all of them, the questions are always the same: What's the strategy and the what's method for implementation ?

This paper describes TOTAL's project team strategy for applying Computer Technology to Drilling/Completion operations and the rapid development and installation in the operating affiliates (subsidiaries) of the new drilling system adopted by TOTAL.

This new system based on TOTAL's world wide drilling environment is thoroughly described, The business requirement specifications and the development, based on TOTAL's valuable past experience and the use of new tools, concepts and procedures, are also discussed.

This paper gives the method and solution adopted regarding the platform, data system management, engineering software's and Information Technology Organisation.

Finally, the keys to successful implementation in the Paris Head Quarters (HQ) and in the subsidiaries are included.

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