Lean Hydrocarbon Development
Lean Hydrocarbon Development is a proprietary business system re-design program applied by that significantly enhances oil and gas development performance in the upstream oil industry. Lean Hydrocarbon Development has delivered excellent results in terms of organization performance and project value since it was first applied in 1996. The program integrates sub-surface, wells and facilities activities into one aligned team. The program is based on a unique blend of project management methods and lean management techniques. When applied across an organization, we guide the implementation using our strategy development and implementation expertise.
We have implemented this program for clients offshore in North America, Europe and Asia. Our clients chose to implement Lean Hydrocarbon Development to move their performance through barriers and become the benchmark.
This program is most successful when it is applied early in a project preferentially in the concept phase. The program is applied through the same series of steps used in World Class Projects in a manner that is tailored to the specific project and client requirements.
Lean Producing, a sub set of Lean Hydrocarbon Development, has provided excellent results in the production process from wells during the life of the field.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hercules Grew to 132 Offshore Units in 4 Years.
John de Wardt has facilitated the combined board and management strategy session each of the past three years. Through focused initiatives, the management team of Hercules Offshore has delivered superior growth from a start in mid 2004 with the acquisition of 5 rigs from Parker Drilling. In just 3 years the fleet has grown to 36 Jack Up rigs, 27 inland barges, 3 Submersible and 1 platform rig together with 65 lift boat vessels worldwide.
At Balance Partners for Super Growth
As the result of an aggressive strategic plan, technology leader At Balance (a Shell Technology Ventures Company) entered into a partnership with the established oilfield services company Smith. Immense synergy exists in this partnership and is already being utilized to develop new products and accelerate the introduction of the Managed Pressure drilling technology into the oilfield.