Landmark to Provide Virtual Workforce Solution to Cobalt International

Landmark has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a complete range of software and services to Cobalt International Energy, L.P., a start-up oil and gas exploration and production company.

"Cobalt International's decision to outsource its entire IT infrastructure gave us the opportunity to further demonstrate Landmark's ability to deliver a virtual technical workplace to the oil and gas industry, ensuring knowledge workers have on-demand access to business critical data and applications," said Peter Bernard, senior vice president, Halliburton Digital and Consulting Solutions.

Under the agreement, Landmark is providing Cobalt International with the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of technology and services, including Application Service Provider and Data Service Provider built on cutting-edge PetroBank technology. Through a strategic alliance with Landmark, HP provided Cobalt International's infrastructure platform.

"Landmark's depth and breadth of service offerings will alleviate the need for Cobalt International to manage and maintain a technical infrastructure and enable them to focus on their primary goal: oil and gas exploration," Bernard added. "It will also provide Cobalt with the scalability to meet the requirements of a rapidly expanding organization."

"As a result of our decision to outsource the support functions considered non-core to our business, we knew we needed a company capable of providing a one-stop shop for all our software, hardware and IT service needs," said James Painter, executive vice president of Cobalt International. "In just one short month, Landmark has already proven itself as an invaluable member of our team."

Painter continued: "Within a week of engaging Landmark, our staff was fully functional, interpreting data and finding prospects. The fact that this process was executed so quickly and efficiently is a testament to both our companies, and something we should all be very proud of."

Cobalt International is headed by industry veterans such as Joseph H. Bryant, Samuel H. Gillespie, James W. Farnsworth and James H. Painter. Among the private equity investors in Cobalt International are funds affiliated with Carlyle/Riverstone and Goldman Sachs.