Business Planning Services
Business plans are crucial for company growth. They provide the means for the management team and key personnel to gain a single understanding and ownership of the way forward. They provide a measureable means to monitor progress so the company knows where it stands and what remains to be undertaken.
Our business planning process ensures your strategic plans are converted into near term tactical actions that will deliver your growth objectives.
We provide focused onsite support to develop detailed business plans:
- Business Plan content definition – while templates exist, each company requires a different focus on content
- Value Proposition – define to your customers how you will deliver value to them
- Timeline actions – make sure the actions are measureable and responsible parties can be held accountable to deliver
Why You Need a Business Plan
Good intentions to improve a company are often lost in the day to day management and operational demands. A Business Plan creates a road map to implementing the agreed improvements
Our methodology is to work closely with the client to develop a Business Plan that will be the first phase of delivering the Strategic Plan. We combine plan development skills with client interfacing to ensure the product is a client owned product.
Content in the oil and gas industry typically includes:
- Value Proposition
- Organization Development
- Market Analysis
- Marketing and Sale
- Financial Planning
- Business Relationships
- Technology Development
- Operational Enhancements
- Manufacturing Improvements
- Quality and Safety System Development
John’s emphasis on rigorous planning has resulted in tangible and measurable results in the area of drilling and completing wells. A true step-change.
...substantial improvement in product delivery and resultant reductions of inventory. The catalyst for these new processes was the Strategic Planning workshop lead by John de Wardt.
His recent corporate strategy development work resulted in a set of strategic initiatives that are already beginning to deliver value only a few months into their implementation.
John de Wardt provided us with a straight forward, hard driving, no nonsense approach to strategic planning that is still helping us define and achieve new business goals.
His insight into the oil and gas industry is invaluable, and his knowledge of best practice in manufacturing has added measurable value to several of our investments.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
Breakthrough reverses a deteriorating trend.
A semi submersible drilling campaign for multiple operators showed a significant deterioration in performance during the initial three wells. This caused the operator planning the fifth well to seriously reconsider the planning and execution methodology traditionally applied. They selected Lean Drilling as the tool to deliver a step change improvement in performance and reverse the deteriorating trend. The base well plan was 46 days in duration. The project team improved this to a trouble free time of 29 days as they built their detailed plan and focused on high performance. The actual result of 27 days confirmed the success of Lean Drilling in delivering the desired step change (left plot). Beyond this excellent performance, the value delivered by this exploration well in terms of the quality and breadth of data acquired exceeded all past experience.
World Class Wildcat Deepwater Well in N Sea
In July 1999, Saga Petroleum (now Norske Hydro) completed their 4103m remote "Gjallar," wildcat well in 1352m water depth. The well was planned using DE WARDT AND CO's Lean Drilling program and achieved a performance result significantly ahead of other deepwater operators (see plot on left). The results for this project are best described by this quotation from an IADC/SPE paper (#51980) published by Flemming Stene of Hydro (formerly Saga) and Peter Aird of Kingdom Drilling. "To optimize the planning process and make further improvements, Saga engaged John de Wardt to apply his Lean Drilling program. This is a planning method based on giving 'ownership' of the project to all involved parties; in the operator, drilling contractor and service companies, both offshore and onshore. Each party is required to take full responsibility for their input, both in the planning and execution phase, in contrast to the usual approach in which 'ownership' is concentrated mainly on those in charge in the operating company. De Wardt's method also puts great emphasis on risk management and contingency planning. The planning process continued until spud in early June 1999, a duration of 3 months." Significant reduction in non-productive time was achieved in the most challenging section - see diagram on right.