Your peers have an Integrated Upstream Planning process.

Why are your workflows still disconnected?

Change process from *this* to *this*
The best planning processes in the industry are mature.
In planning, maturity = integration.
Integration of people, tech, processes, departments, and data.

The Upstream Maturity Curve

Outlines different stages of maturity curve for Upstream Planning
Where do you stand?
Three red arrows pointing down
Work with us to mature your planning processes.
We usually get started one of two ways.
1. Stop the bleeding
You have a problem. You know it and need it fixed. It could be your production outlook, long-range planning, or operational scheduling. We quickly diagnose the root cause, identify the lead dominoes to make the biggest impact, then co-design and implement the solution with you. So that it sticks.
2. Build the blueprint
You want to progress toward Integrated Upstream Planning. We'll co-develop a vision of the future state and map the path to get there. Then we identify the highest impact projects to begin with to build the momentum of continuous improvement.
Work With Us
IUP Jumpstart
  • We get your project started
  • 3 to 5 workshops to tailor your IUP future-state design
  • High probability of success implementation plan
  • Training on how to make it stick
  • Includes 3 months of Advisory Support
Advisory Support
  • We guide you through making big changes yourself
  • Weekly calls to help you navigate all the challenges along the way
  • Access to our methodology & resources relevant to you
  • Phone & email access
Implementation Leadership
  • We drive successful change together
  • Program management
  • Design workshops & tailored trainings as needed
  • Stakeholder management
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In addition to the broad, holistic approaches above, we know how to be role players when needed. Here are a few examples of more targeted projects and services we've delivered:
  • Production Outlook process design
  • Cross-business unit standardization
  • Field Development Planning technology implementation
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Software implementation
  • Well inventory management process design
  • Planning organizational design and re-organization
  • Current state process mapping
Why us?
We could put more here about our methodology or we could go into detail about our 35 years of experience in upstream planning, but let's get to what really matters.
If we work together, we should be partners. Partnerships depend on mutual, practical trust. We're built for this. Here's how:
We're unbiased.
No kickbacks from software vendors. No army of recent graduates that we need to get billable. We intentionally stay lean so that we stay focused on the highest impact work, but have a strong network of like-minded, complementary firms to supplement when needed.
We don't bill hourly. (unless you really need us to...)
Hourly billing incentivizes consultants to stretch work and add scope. Fixed-fee projects give you budget certainty and incentivize everyone to focus on making high-value impact as fast as possible. If you go hourly, our rates range from $250-400/hr.
Projects are built to minimize your Time-to-Value, not our fees.
We don't string you along with never-ending phases. We aim to deliver results fast and help you build momentum for the changes you're trying to make.
We share and teach.
You don't want to become dependent on us. We don't want that either. That's why we include training on Change Leadership and Change Management in many of our projects so that you can be self-sufficient. You'll get our methodology, our resources and our processes.
We catalyze continuous improvement.
Every project (hopefully) is a step in the direction of a strong vision, in line with your purpose. We'll help you clarify those if you need, but we want to kick off or accelerate progress toward your vision, not control it.