Lean Drilling™ is a change program that implements the techniques of Lean Manufacturing into all segments of the drilling and completion supply chain in all business phases - concept through execution. Clients have reported immediate step change improvement in performance including halving of time, 30% cost reduction and best in class regional performance. This powerful program was created through the unique combination of knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and all facets of upstream drilling & completion operations including in depth experience with oil companies, drilling contractors and large / small service companies available from de Wardt and CompanyThis program is based upon implementing step change (Kaikaku) immediately followed by continuous improvement (Kaizan). We implement through knowledge transfer to the client to enable sustainability and growth without continuous consultation. Lean Drilling™ delivered top performance for oil and gas companies, drilling contractors and service companies across the globe.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
...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 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.
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’s emphasis on rigorous planning has resulted in tangible and measurable results in the area of drilling and completing wells. A true step-change.
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.
Oilfield Rig Throughput Doubles
A program that revamped the workflow in sub assemblies and final assemblies enabled a major oilfield supplier to double the throughput of their facility. Critical elements of success were the sub division of the final assembly into suitable sub assemblies and the development of efficient work centers.
Pressure Vessel Fabrication Time Cut by 27%
A "Design to Build" process improvement program cut the manufacturing time of very large diameter heavy tar sands processing vessels by 27% with an aggressive goal to continue the reduction.