Tullow Oil sought a fast, flexible and resilient infrastructure platform for their SAP landscape that would allow them to control costs and mitigate risks around disaster recovery.

Together, Tullow Oil, Accenture and Avanade executed a seamless SAP and OpenText migration to Microsoft Public Cloud. The project team provided end-to-end support, from infrastructure design through detailed testing and cutover.

Tullow Oil’s Journey to Cloud SAP

Accenture's video shows how migrating SAP to the public cloud helped Tullow Oil achieve cost flexibility, agility, risk mitigation and a platform for future innovation. See more.

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Strategy and Solution

Accenture suggested examining a cloud strategy for hosting Tullow Oil’s SAP and OpenText document management systems. The significant benefits possible through a migration to public cloud included:

Cost control and resiliency

Greater cost flexibility and visibility, as well as enhanced resiliency.

Agility and scalability

The adoption of an agile and scalable solution that would be able to flex according to Tullow Oil’s requirements.

Transformation and innovation

A platform for future digital transformation and innovation.

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Tullow Oil is positioned for future transformation and innovation through a resilient, flexible platform. In addition to cost flexibility, the deployment and the design of the cloud operating model and future-state architecture have enabled:


Agility with flexible, fast infrastructure for quicker responsiveness to global requests, and ability to tune cloud consumption down.

Risk Management

Improved mitigation of risks around disaster recovery and business continuity, enhanced availability and resilience of critical SAP systems.

Future Innovation

The ability to fully leverage the Microsoft ecosystem—including Office 365, Power BI, and Cortana Intelligence Solutions—with the SAP landscape.

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