July 1, 2008

SAS Global Oil and Gas Business Unit Helps Companies Integrate Planning, Improve Asset Use

SAS, the leading provider of business intelligence and analytic software and services, has created a Global Oil and Gas Business Unit dedicated to the advanced technology needs of the worldwide energy industry. With society's ever-increasing need for energy, SAS(R) helps oil and gas customers manage new and existing reserves, maximize production capacity and prepare for talent shortfalls in the industry.

"With energy demand surging worldwide, oil and gas companies face daunting challenges daily," said Frank Mollerop, Vice President of the SAS Global Oil and Gas Business Unit. "SAS has worked with oil and gas customers for more than 20 years, and we believe they are anxious to enhance global performance. This industry generates mountains of valuable data that - if analyzed and leveraged correctly - could make a significant difference in efficiency and profits. The time has never been better for SAS, as a trusted partner, to help assure that the world's energy supply is discovered, developed and delivered in the safest, most productive way possible."

The SAS Global Oil and Gas Business Unit comprises domain-savvy staff members from around the world who specialize in optimizing performance for upstream and downstream customers. SAS helps oil and gas customers maintain predictable business processes and a stable business model. Current customers include:

-- ConocoPhillips Norway - SAS Strategic Performance Management software helps the company make better decisions and control costs.

-- Petrobras - SAS helps the Brazilian energy giant sort through mountains of data to make better, more profitable decisions.

To learn more about SAS' work inside the oil and gas industry, please visit SAS(R) Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry or call Frank Mollerop at + 47 23 08 30 50.

About the 19th World Petroleum Congress

The World Petroleum Congress is the largest international gathering in the oil and gas industry. Governments, national and international oil companies and representatives of international institutions and suppliers of goods and services worldwide will come together in Madrid to discuss the future of the industry. Learn more at www.19wpc.com.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at more than 44,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products and processes. Only SAS offers leading data integration, storage, analytics and business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW(R). www.sas.com

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