Supply and demand dynamics drive the energy and natural resources sector more than any other. Operations and maintenance efficiency is critical to the bottom line. Stability and agility in the work-flow are paramount. Running plant operations with minimal waste and high reliability. Spending the right amount, on the right things to maximize that reliability. Not to mention keeping costs competitive.
Our team of industry experts understand the best way to transform operations and sustain performance is through implementation of a continuous improvement culture and a drive towards excellence throughout the whole supply chain.
Our method embeds the latest digitization and visualization tools to improve team collaboration and virtualization of critical tasks to drive productivity.
Transforming the way projects are managed using Lean Construction Techniques that are giving clients a competitive advantage.
Helping clients improve turnaround predictability, performance, and longer interval durations.
Helping clients improve safe, reliable, and steady production through proven Visual Management and Lean Production Solutions
Helping plants achieve step change improvements in effectiveness and efficiency using Pull Based Maintenance
Helping clients select and improve contractor performance that gives them a competitive advantage.
Helping clients improve the flow of feedstocks, intermediates, and products at optimum rates and costs.
Our operations and performance leadership are put to work across the Global Oil and Gas Value Chain:
Our international team of change agents work with energy and natural resources clients in nine specific areas:
Our team has deep experience in operational optimization including:
ARGO’s global team is especially suited to combine sector expertise with local knowledge of the language, country-specific industry customs and local shop-floor culture.
Argo was referred to us by one of Canada’s largest railway operators, and were ultimately shortlisted based on their demonstrated capacity and capability for developing lean talent. This lead to a three year partnership in which we were able to develop 25+ internal “lean practitioners”, who then went on to achieve millions in savings for the Upstream side of the business. Argo’s combination of lean tool deployment and behavioural-based leadership development proved to be a great formula for building sustaining skills with our workforce. Several of those leaders have gone on to senior positions and still rely on that experience to continuously improve our business.– Global Continuous Improvement Director at a major Canadian oil producer
Our industrial engineering and Lean – continuous improvement process is built on a management rigor system where we address the process, the culture and sustaining outcomes. This includes:
Our experience has taught that it is critical that we pay careful attention to both the execution and leadership behaviors in order to sustain the elevated levels of performance. This includes:
The seasoned, certified energy and natural resources consultants connect seamlessly with the craft and supervising ranks providing hands-on learning improvement tools at the right pace.
Argo team members are expert coaches in leadership behaviors – evaluating and coaching leadership at all levels to understand the pivotal role they play in driving success and ensuring sustainment.