The state own oil company Sonangol is at the centre of
the oil industry and by law multinationals who wish to do
business with Angola must enter a Production Sharing
As is typical in all large-scale oil and gas projects globally, operating in Angola
means that there are multiple parties, processes, technology, data sources, skill
requirements and legal and environmental regulations. Each of these produces
multi-faceted complexities and whilst all parties worked hard to produce results,
project miss-alignment inevitably occurred.
A serious of deep dive project diagnostic was performed to identify what was
needed to change from mere project operations to Operational Excellence. These
Deep Dive Diagnostics proved to produce valuable information that transformed
all ways of working and later were improved, re-packaged and branded OEM.
The significant benefits were found to be streamlined process and procedure
across operations meaning that all parties providing services had an agreed way
of working. Costs were more accurately forecasted and so behaviours around
spending became predictable. Over- spend on these projects had happened
incrementally and was not always calculated properly; also cost recovery was not
always clearly defined leaving intangible amounts unclear and lost in the system
Although there were highly skilled experts employed in these operations, the
information the diagnostic process revealed was invaluable and with them we
were able to make the necessary changes to ensure they were leading teams at
an optimum level.
The benefits delivered:
Costs were significantly reduced owing to clarity provided
Process and Procedure became streamlined across the parties providing clear ways of working and alleviating complicated and costly bottlenecks
Previously ignored lessons learned were transformed into actionable tasks
Performance became measurable
Leadership, Skills and Resources were all optimised
The PSA became part of the culture and way of working
A new code of conduct was established providing clarity and transparency
Significant savings were made on procurement and logistics.