Expertise from many assignments and a reference from our advanced proprietary programs provide the perfect recipe to analyze your business and discuss gaps that may exist between your current operations and their potential. This is a process that is readily adapted to your situation and your needs.
This facilitated tool enables us to support you in evaluating your current business situation (where are we?) and define your future potential situation (what do we want to be?), then determine the gap between the two which defines your actions for growth. Gap Analysis covers many aspects of a business including business direction, organization, operations delivery, business processes. This improvement process defines crucial aspects of a company's business plan to grow. Gap analysis, by virtue of its definition, can yield a result that shows no improvement is necessary – at which point we withdraw and congratulate our clients on their own accomplishments.
Gap Analysis – Strategy
An external review of your strategic plans against what could be possible will reveal any missed potential. Our understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry combined with our experience in developing winning strategies enables us to recognize if your strategy will deliver as intended or fall short and require correction before it is too late.
Gap Analysis – Manufacturing
Improving manufacturing processes involves a combination of various best practices and methodologies. Gaps often exist not because the implementers did not do a good job but because they were unaware of the full portfolio of methodologies available to them. Our expert review truly measures your implementation against what is possible using application of the Toyota Production System as the target reference – it is recognized as the best in the world.
Gap Analysis – Drilling and Completions
Drilling and completion performance (well delivery) is well known to us. We have reviewed a huge portfolio of operations and run many analyses against industry benchmarks revealing both strengths and weaknesses in current drilling and completion practices. Our gap analysis will show you where you stand in terms of maximizing your performance (minimum well times, lowest costs and highest production rates) and what specific opportunities can be addressed for greater value.
Organization DiagnosticsDiagnostics Overview
Whether for Strategy Development, Lean Manufacturing or Project Delivery, our diagnostics are designed to identify areas that may need improvement in the performance of your organization. We provide a personalized service that ensures an agreed solution matches your reality.
Our processes for applying leading edge tools and techniques achieve optimum growth in current and new market segments. These tools are particularly well suited to uncertain environments as are often encountered with significant shifts in new technologies, service delivery methods and business economics. This diagnosis ensures our strategic plan can succeed.
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Our unique practices enable companies to exceed the best-in-class benchmarks set by their peers. These tools and techniques, used by many organizations that have achieved world-class performance, are applicable to most projects, to the improvement of organization performance and to strategy implementation.
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We identify projects as any one-time business activity ranging from the traditional construction application, through operations activities that ought not be treated as on-going business, to change or organizational transformation programs.
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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.
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.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
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.
...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.
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.
Consistently Differentiated Performance
The application of Lean Drilling to the Norwegian operations of bp, TotalFinaElf, Statoil and Saga (now Norske Hydro) has differentiated the drilling performance of these operators when compared to their internal and external peers. With daily drilling costs in this region ranging from $150,000 to $350,000, the savings achieved are worth many millions of dollars. The plot on the left presented to the AADC in Houston on November 13, 2001 shows the step change achieved by bp Norway in comparison to their regional peers. The plot on the right shows how the clients of DE WARDT AND COMPANY achieved the best performance on a comparison of depth versus time for all Norwegian deep-water exploration wells.