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Leading Edge
Upstream Consulting for Over 29 Years


Founded in 1994 on the experiences gained globally in an operator, drilling contractor and service company, DE WARDT AND CO created bespoke programs that transform client performance.

  • Performance Gap Analysis and Solutions
  • Lean Implementation including Lean Drilling™
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Application

Client owned solutions deliver high value in company growth and benchmark performance through a unique blend of industry expertise and facilitation skills driven by deep knowledge, global experience and transformation process skills.


Our Company History

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1994 - Establishment of Company

Registered in Texas as a specialist consulting company focused on Upstream Oil and Gas. Created the bespoke Lean Drilling™ program that brings Lean Manufacturing (aka The Toyota Production System) to drilling operations.

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1997 - Strategic Planning

Researched best practices on scenario planning and developed a program for upstream service providers combining business delivery model with business environment scenarios including vision, mission and SWOT analysis

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2003 - Performance Gap Analysis / Solutions

Articulate current state from business analysis, discussions with employees; designed a facilitation process to define future state with client’s employees as the basis of gap analysis. Act as catalyst to client’s employees creating solutions to cross the gap.

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2013 - Technology Roadmapping

Acquired the expertise to facilitate / lead the development of a technology roadmap; launched the industry Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap initiative as Program Manager.

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2015 - Achieved Two Milestones

Crossed the threshold of working in 30 countries across the globe and over 70 clients.