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.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
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.
...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.
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.
National Oilwell mergers are a success
John de Wardt has assisted National Oilwell on numerous occasions from 1996. These interventions have included the use of scenario planning to develop an engineering organization that was able to successfully meet the challenges of the future, the use of business modeling to align new acquisitions with the exiting organization, evaluations of project management methods for large rig projects, analysis of growth into new areas and recommendations on organization alignment to customer needs. National Oilwell's revenues have grown from $ 85 million in 1995 to over $ 1.5 billion. During this period the company has bought and successful merged many companies as well as developed new technologies for the oilfield.