Business Consulting

We offer industry insight and understanding to help oil and gas companies develop their corporate strategy initiatives and deliver successful projects.

Corporate Strategy

We conduct market intelligence studies and analyses and combine these with our in-depth expertise to help companies formulate their goals and objectives.

We work closely with our clients to help develop a comprehensive profile of their capabilities, map out any gaps, and identify potential opportunities that align with their desired strategic direction.

We offer advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Market research and specialist market reviews
  • New country entry
  • Industry structure and regulation
  • Energy development strategies
  • Risk assessment of complex ventures

Our consultants have significant experience in designing, implementing and managing organisational-level change as well as systems and process change for E&P companies around the world.

We often support clients to move from a point of transition and uncertainty towards a more stable and secure operating environment; for example new operators of existing assets, or new entrants to the oil and gas market.

Business Process Improvement

Business process efficiency is now a critical factor in the successful delivery of oil and gas E&P projects in the new low oil price environment. Traditional work systems and processes are being challenged as costs and schedules have escalated.

We help clients to establish and maintain a process workflow that meets organisational goals and objectives and stakeholder needs in the most effective way possible. Our consultants have significant experience in designing, implementing and managing organisational-level change as well as systems and process change for E&P companies around the world. 

We have worked with organisations of all sizes to help review, analyse, and improve work processes in order to meet changing goals and objectives, as well as to ensure asset integrity and process safety.

Project Governance

UA offer support in reviewing and strengthening project governance through the use of our project delivery assessment model. Our model focusses on people, process, systems and context and is underpinned by the principles of all good governance: accountability, transparency, probity and a focus on sustainable success.
 

UA’s project management professionals bring hands-on knowledge gained from the delivery of onshore and offshore megaprojects in multiple world-wide locations for both operators and service companies. Their experience of the set-up, execution and delivery of projects spans the oil and gas, nuclear, industrial and infra-structure development sectors. In addition, UA’s discipline specific expertise in areas such as process, mechanical, civils, structural, construction, pipelines & commercial allows a ‘deep-dive’ assessment of specific issues facing projects in each development phase.

Typical assignments have included:

  • readiness and adequacy assessment of projects to proceed to the next stage of delivery in the ‘gateway’ approval process;
  • regular reviews of key projects to assess their current status and completion expectations;
  • independent assessment of projects to meet corporate governance (audit) needs as well as third party assessments to meet the governance requirements of key stakeholders (co-venturers, shareholders, lenders);
  • forecasting likely project outcomes to initiate improvement actions and/or to meet corporate reporting requirements;
  • providing an experienced project mentor/sponsor to provide coaching and advice as required to project management teams.
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