Driving Performance and Well Delivery Accountability Through Improved Integrated Planning, Scheduling and Execution

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Context and Challenge

  • Newly acquired shale development as key part of company’s growth strategy in emerging shale region

  • Challenge to integrate new organization and rapidly maximize value and return on asset investment

  • Performance not on track to deliver plan

  • Significant challenges with cross functional coordination, contractor HSE performance, lease status, regulatory interface, integrated activity planning, tactical pad delivery, and midstream coordination

  • Asset-wide well delivery targets were neither visible nor tracked in an effective means to understand status



  • Integrated approach working with cross-functional leadership team at asset head office and field-based construction and operations teams

  • Mapped end-to-end well / pad delivery process including complex regulatory interfaces and critical handover points

  • Developed well-by-well status dashboard with pad-specific milestone tracking, by function.

  • Deployment of Lean Pad Delivery framework and tool-kit in the field to improve facility construction cycle times, safety, and delivery costs

The program was a great success but what’s really great is that not only have changes stuck since the Evolve team left, but we’re carrying on making more changes and more improvements.
Operational Excellence Program Shift Coach
Shale Gas PlaysCorey Wills