Who We Are
Industry expert, facilitator and catalyst of change – John de Wardt. 46 years of experience in upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals. Author, presenter, effective change agent
Transform the performance of upstream oil and gas into best practices, one client at a time. Treat all clients equally without compromise or revealing confidential information
Trustworthy – act as reliable, dependable and maintain confidences; Professional – act always in client’s best interest; Catalyst – act as an agent that speeds significant change implementation within client
Providing Performance Solutions that
Grow All Business in Upstream Oil and Gas
More Than 46 Years Consistently Delivering Top Class Performance
An independent consulting practice focused on upstream oil and gas business built on a depth of experience and a breadth of expertise. We support associate companies as industry experts in harmony with their processes, we offer our own performance gap analysis as a diagnosis of your business performance, we offer bespoke programs that address performance gap issues.
Associates, affiliates and an extensive global network provide access to a huge expert and competency base for additional support. Our record is top class (world class) performance across continents and diverse companies.
OUR CORE VALUES
Values that define
our service delivery to clients
Act as an agent for significant and quick change, owned by your employees.
Delivery Focused Success
Every engagement is focused on client success in such a manner that obstacles are overcome.
What is yours is yours, what is ours is ours – clear without compromise.
Enable Your Staff
Our methodology is through transferring improvement ownership to your personnel.
What Our Clients Say
John de Wardt is an outstanding consultant on well engineering issues. He is also very versed in facilitating process improvement and can work with any team to identify shortfalls in performance. His service is one beyond the call of duty and has been very much appreciated by all who have worked with him in Addax Petroleum.
Horace Awi, Technical Director, Addax Petroleum, Nigeria
At Balance engaged John during our early start-up phase to lead the management team through a commercialization strategy workshop with implementation follow up. John’s process and active participation, not just facilitation, helped us build a concise, understandable plan. John de Wardt provided us with a straightforward, hard driving, no nonsense approach to strategic planning that helped us define and achieve our business goals.
John G. Samuell Sr., Former CEO AtBalance
NATCO Group Inc. engaged John de Wardt for corporate wide adoption of Lean Management. His ability to connect with key decision makers involved in each business system is unique. We captured efficiencies, drove unit costs down, eliminated waste and built a shared vision around our business priorities. As a result, revenues and profitability achieved record levels.
John U. Clarke, Partner Turnbridge Capital
In the 1990’s National Oilwell went through a period of significant expansion. John de Wardt provided both tremendous insight and valuable guidance and expertise in helping National Oilwell achieve success in bringing together different organizations and creating the structure for the new organization. Without the talents of Mr. de Wardt, the success of these acquisitions could not have been realized.
Pete Miller, former Chairman / CEO National Oilwell Varco
I have worked with John on several assignments, ranging from corporate strategy development to lean manufacturing to business development for a company focused on emerging markets. In each case, he provided valuable insight and concrete recommendations that we executed with positive results.