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Sustainable Oil and Gas Digital Transformation Strategies

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  • WGA Consulting’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals Practice Overview

    At WGA Consulting, we stand at the forefront of providing unparalleled strategic guidance and support to our prestigious clientele within the oil, gas, and chemical sectors. Our dedicated team, composed of seasoned professionals, harnesses profound industry insights and extensive experience to empower clients in achieving and exceeding their performance objectives amidst the intricacies of the global economy.

    Recognizing the paramount importance of operational excellence and strategic adaptability, our service offerings are meticulously engineered. We aim to amplify the performance of both upstream operations and refining processes while keenly addressing the swift-paced evolution characteristic of the chemical manufacturing industry. Our commitment ensures that clients are not only prepared to leverage emerging opportunities but are also equipped to navigate through potential adversities with unwavering confidence.

    At the heart of our approach lies a commitment to data-driven analysis and the application of cutting-edge technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), SAP S/4 HANA, and the latest in digital transformation innovations. This enables a comprehensive reassessment of existing operating models, pinpointing inefficiencies, and identifying opportunities for significant enhancement.

    Further elevating our unique value proposition is the incorporation of WGA Consulting’s proprietary 4Rs technique. This innovative framework, consisting of rethinking, reengineering, restructuring, and revitalizing, is applied to catalyze transformative changes not just at the organizational level but also within the cultural fabric and individual behaviors and habits.

    By engaging with WGA Consulting, clients tap into a reservoir of strategic insights and expertise, carefully curated to foster enduring growth and innovation in a sector that is perpetually in flux. Our unwavering dedication to excellence, combined with our visionary adoption of AI, SAP S/4 HANA, and the latest digital technologies, positions WGA Consulting as the partner of choice for oil, gas, and chemical companies seeking to navigate and lead in the complex landscape of today and tomorrow.


    How we help clients

    Digital & Advanced Analytics with AI Integration

    We empower oil and gas enterprises to revolutionize their operations and achieve significant business outcomes by leveraging state-of-the-art digital strategies, including the latest advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative AI, and SAP S/4HANA. Our approach enhances decision-making, optimizes processes, and drives innovation, ensuring clients stay ahead in the rapidly evolving energy sector.

    Downstream Sector Support

    Our team provides unparalleled guidance through the complexities of today’s fast-paced, interconnected markets, backed by extensive industry experience and meticulous analytical approaches.

    Organizational Engineering

    With our deep industry insights, we assist oil and gas companies in structuring their organizations for optimal success, employing a tailored blend of strategies.

    Strategic Development

    We guide oil and gas firms in crafting forward-looking strategies that drive growth and foster value creation, even in the face of uncertainty and market volatility.

    Unconventional Resources Optimization

    We support clients in maximizing their operations and seizing the opportunities presented by unconventional resources such as tight gas, shale gas, and light tight oil.


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    Our People


    Chris Winchester
    Executive Director
    Brings 30 years of experience to his work with major oil and gas companies.


    Lisa Smith
    Partner
    Brings extensive experience in serving oil and gas companies around the world, with a focus on digital transformation, organizational change management, communications and learning.


    Eva Wright
    Managing Partner
    Helps energy investors and operators maximize assets, cut costs and manage risks.

  • WGA Consulting’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals Industry expertise

    WGA Consulting is a leader in providing expert consultancy services to the oil, gas, and chemicals industry. Our offerings are tailored for a broad spectrum of clients, including those in integrated oil, upstream and downstream operations, retail oil products, and the petrochemical and specialty chemicals sectors. With a strategic focus on delivering impactful results, our portfolio leverages lean six sigma methodologies alongside our expertise. Regardless of your organization’s size or complexity, our sophisticated tools, methods, and services are designed to introduce new efficiencies and elevate operational performance.

    Enhanced Service Offerings Include:

    • Upstream Oil and Gas Solutions: Streamlining exploration and production to boost efficiency.
    • Refining Solutions for Oil and Gas: Optimizing refining processes to maximize output.
    • Advanced Reliability and Asset Management: Implementing strategies for surface, subsurface, and refining assets to ensure maximum uptime and return on investment.
    • Strategic Development for Local, Regional, and Global Markets: Crafting tailored strategies to navigate and lead in diverse markets.
    • Transformative Business Strategies: Spearheading business transformation to foster growth and innovation.
    • People, Teams, and Leadership Development: Building leadership capabilities and enhancing team performance.
    • Cutting-Edge Learning and Training: Providing teams with the skills needed for tomorrow’s challenges.
    • Supply Chain Optimization: Refining supply chain operations for unparalleled efficiency.
    • Regulatory Compliance Assurance: Ensuring operations comply with prevailing regulations.
    • Enterprise Technology Integration: Harnessing the power of SAP S/4 HANA, AI, and the latest digital transformation technologies to redefine business processes.
    • Operational Excellence Pursuit: Elevating operational practices to achieve industry-leading performance.
    • Lean Manufacturing Implementation: Applying principles of lean manufacturing to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
    • Cost Position Analysis: Identifying opportunities for cost reduction and improved financial performance.
    • Specialized Petrochemical and Specialty Chemical Solutions: Offering bespoke strategies for niche market success.
    • Business Revitalization and Turnaround: Delivering strategies to revitalize and sustain business growth.
    • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Optimization: Enhancing procurement processes for efficiency and value.

    Our Oil, Gas and Chemicals service include:

    Oil Gas Upstream

    Oil Gas Refining

    • Local, Regional and Global Strategy
    • Business Transformation
    • People, Teams and Leadership
    • Learning and Training
    • Supply Chain Optimization
    • Regulator compliance
    • Enterprise Technology
    • Local, Regional and Global Strategy
    • Supply Chain Optimization
    • Operational Excellence
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Cost position analysis
    • Enterprise Technology

    Petro Chemicals

    Specialty Chemicals

    • Local, Regional and Global Strategy
    • Operational Excellence
    • Supply Chain Optimization
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • People, Teams and Leadership
    • Enterprise Technology
    • Business Turnaround
    • Local, Regional and Global Strategy
    • Operational Excellence
    • Supply Chain Optimization
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Enterprise Technology
    • Strategic Sourcing

    WGA Consulting is committed to integrating the forefront of technological advancements, including AI, SAP S/4 HANA, and the latest in digital transformation, to ensure our clients are primed for success in a rapidly evolving industry landscape. Our aim is to equip your organization with the tools and strategies necessary to not just survive but thrive in today’s complex and competitive market, harnessing our full spectrum of services for lasting success.

  • Oil, Gas and Chemicals Client Recommendations

    WGA Consulting continues to receive glowing recommendations from our Oil, Gas, and Chemicals industry clients for our expertise in cutting costs, driving digital transformation (e.g., AI, GenAI, SAP S/4, GEP Smart), and developing strategies that lead to growth and enduring success. Our clients value WGA for our unique, innovative approaches and our ability to deliver results that matter, as highlighted by our comprehensive testimonials.

    WGA has been instrumental in many of our global initiatives in recent years. WGA has been able to respond and deliver on projects around the globe. WGA’s teams are flexible, easy to work with and always deliver what we need, when we need it. Read more

    KathyGeneral Manager Shared Services Organization$439B Integrated Oil Company
    Paula

    In our endeavor to implement SAP S/4 Hana with WGA Consulting, the standout feature was their exceptional focus on business context training. Understanding the unique challenges and intricacies of the Oil & Gas industry, WGA Consulting tailored their learning and training programs to go beyond just technical proficiency. They immersed our teams in real-world business scenarios, ensuring that every employee could see how their role and the new system intersected with our broader business objectives. This approach not only facilitated a deeper understanding of SAP S/4 Hana but also empowered our staff to make more informed decisions, improving efficiency and driving innovation. The training was comprehensive, covering not only the ‘how’ but also the ‘why,’ which was instrumental in securing buy-in across all levels of our organization. WGA Consulting’s dedication to aligning technology with business strategy through focused training has been instrumental in our successful digital transformation, setting us on a path to achieving our long-term goals with confidence. Read more

    PaulaSenior Director | COE Organizational Change Management$400B Global Oil & Gas Company, operating in the segments of Upstream, Energy Products, Chemical Products, and Specialty Products

    Partnering with WGA Consulting to establish our Center of Excellence for Organizational Change Management has been a pivotal step for our company in the Oil & Gas sector. Their team brought profound expertise and innovative strategies that were instrumental in developing a robust framework tailored to our unique challenges and objectives. WGA Consulting guided us through the entire process, from the initial design and strategy formulation to the implementation and ongoing optimization of our OCM practices. Their approach not only ensured the seamless integration of change management into our organizational fabric but also empowered our teams with the tools and methodologies necessary for driving effective change. The Center of Excellence has become a cornerstone of our transformation efforts, enabling us to navigate the complexities of the industry with agility and confidence. We are deeply appreciative of WGA Consulting’s role in helping us foster a culture that embraces change as a pathway to success. Read more

    TiffanySenior Vice President of Human Resources$102B Oil & Gas company

    WGA helped us design, develop and deploy improvements in our global procurement organization. WGA’s category management strategy enabled us to realign our regional procurement centers to focus on maximizing the value of our resources, improving customer service levels with our internal business customers and consolidating overlapping positions across the enterprise. During our second year of the category management structure we have realized over $90M in operational cost reduction and increased all of our internal metrics for speed, quality and customer service. Read more

    JamesDirector Global Procurement$220B Integrated Oil and Energy Company

    WGA Consulting, WGA Advisors, WGA360, Brian and his teams provide exemplary strategy and management consulting services. We have been a reoccurring client for the past 10 years. We turn to WGA when we need fresh ideas and innovation, to resolve big problems and when we need to successfully complete initiatives. Don’t use McKinsey, BCG, Bain, etc, call on WGA instead. Read more

    MichaelVice President Operations$49B Global Oil & Gas Company

    WGA Consulting masterfully orchestrated our global Organizational Change Management (OCM) strategy for our SAP S/4 Hana deployment, expertly balancing uniformity with local adaptability. By crafting a cohesive framework that delineates clear visions and objectives, stakeholder analysis, and communication plans tailored for diverse global teams, they’ve ensured every region feels both included and crucial to the project’s success. Their approach meticulously integrated impact assessments with targeted mitigation strategies, underpinning a robust, flexible learning and training program that respects regional nuances and business context. Central to their strategy was the development and dissemination of standardized OCM tools, templates, and methodologies, all managed from a central hub that facilitates seamless execution, monitoring, and feedback across all deployments. This strategic foresight not only champions a culture of continuous improvement and adaptation but also solidifies the foundation for sustainable SAP S/4HANA utilization, making WGA Consulting a pivotal partner our digital transformation journey. Read more

    WillVice President Global Shared Services$200B Global Oil and Gas Company
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