IT major Infosys today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Noah Consulting, LLC, a provider of advanced information management consulting services for the oil and gas industry in a\u00a0$70 million all-cash deal. Noah Consulting helps upstream oil and gas companies, including super majors, independents and oil field service companies plan, architect and deploy information solutions to unlock the value of their oil and gas assets. Noah's domain expertise in upstream oil and gas, coupled with their tools, solution accelerators and proprietary methodologies, makes them a leader in driving strategic data management engagements. This acquisition by Infosys combines Noah\u2019s industry knowledge, information strategy planning, data governance and architecture capabilities with Infosys\u2019 ability to provide technology and outsourcing services on a global scale to oil and gas clients. Also read:\u00a0Infosys share price gains around 2% on Noah Consulting acquisition for $70 mn Commenting on the acquisition, Rajesh Murthy, EVP and Global Head of Energy, Communications and Services, Infosys said, \u201cThe upstream oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented challenges that demand faster and better ways of achieving return on investment. This requires a well-defined and executed information and data management strategy that will allow companies to increase efficiencies across the lifecycle \u2013 from exploration to production. With this acquisition, we are uniquely positioned to offer end-to-end data management services to oil and gas companies globally.\u201d Sanjay Purohit, EVP and Global Head of Infosys Consulting added, \u201cOur oil and gas clients are adjusting to a new normal of lower oil prices. There is an urgency to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations in a safe and reliable manner. This acquisition is part of Infosys\u2019 strategy to bring next generation data analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry\u201d. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of FY 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. John Ruddy, President of Noah Consulting said, \u201cWe are excited about the new capabilities that the combination of Noah and Infosys will bring to our clients. Together, we can effect transformational change for our oil and gas clients by using information management to integrate supply chain, safety, environmental and financial data with geoscience, engineering and other operational and technical data \u2013 an industry challenge that has never been addressed effectively. We look forward to making a difference together.\u201d Share price of Infosys was up 1.62 per cent at Rs 1,111 on BSE in the morning trade on Monday.