Oil and Gas Industry Consulting

Boxley Group’s Oil and Gas Practice provides insights and services to help energy clients execute on their strategic objectives and compete more effectively, while navigating the challenges and opportunities in today’s environment. Our capabilities consists of a network of professionals with real world operational experience in the Oil & Gas industry. As competent trusted advisors, our professionals help our clients operate responsibly, execute with excellence, apply innovative technologies, and capture new opportunities for profitable growth. We provide services to a wide range of companies: exploration and production companies, oilfield services companies, refiners, major integrated corporations, and multinational energy companies.

  • Oil & Gas – Upstream (Click to Expand)

    Challenge

    The upstream Oil & Gas industry is one of our primary focus areas. We combine a solid foundation in management consulting with functional expertise in areas such as geosciences, engineering, regulatory, land management, and oil & gas accounting, to offer an uncommon capability to upstream clients. We have a deep understanding of the complete value chain, as well as asset and well life-cycles. We have been engaged by a variety of upstream companies ranging from independents to the super-majors.

    Recent Engagement Profiles

    • Assisting a rapidly growing international independent E & P company with creating and deploying HSE standards and guidelines to facilitate their expansion into new developments.
    • Supporting standardization of global reservoir management practices for super-major.
    • Evaluating operations management for select domestic production assets for a super-major. Our process, production profile, and free cash flow analysis uncovered significant value loss due to poorly defined production, development, and reservoir management processes.
    • Implementing a drilling and well-work solution for large domestic independent. Our change management-based project approach was credited with delivering the project successfully.
    • Value chain alignment and creation of collaborative operations capability between field production and LNG terminal operations for large multinational LNG operator.
    • Supporting development and implementation of Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) for a Gulf of Mexico operator.

    Functional Experience

    We have helped our clients with innovative solutions in the following functional areas:

    Drilling, Completions, and Well Work

    • Complete Well Lifecycle processes, supporting technologies, and data management
    • D & C process and project management capabilities for large capital projects
    • Well planning and rig scheduling optimization
    • Drilling information management
    • Real-time drilling data aggregation for collaborative decision support
    • Well work operations management
    • Information Management
    • Casing Point Election processes

    G&G/Exploration

    • Seismic data and well control information management from individual prospects to large scale plays
    • Optimization of prospect generation and management process to maximize efficiency by maintaining alignment with drilling program
    • Manage critical geotechnical information including sedimentary/ lithology data, stratigraphy data, paleogeographic data, structure contour maps, isopach maps, cross-sections, and well logs

    Regulatory Environment

    • Analysis of process and organizational impact from new and changing regulations
    • Information and document management systems to facilitate version control, access, and adoption
    • For Gulf of Mexico operators, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) definition and implementation
    • Identifying and managing cultural and change management issues resulting from new regulatory landscape

    Land and Lease

    • Division Order and lease management and administration
    • Prospect process and information management

    Operations and Production Management

    • Measurement (field data capture and SCADA)
    • Production Accounting and Regulatory Reporting
    • LOE, Lifting Cost, and AFE analysis and management

    Accounting, Finance, and Fixed Assets

    • GL, AR/AP, JIB, JOA, Cash, Treasury, Payroll
    • Revenue Accounting
    • Partner Audits
    • AFE’s and Planning and Budgeting
    • Property and Asset Management, Inventory Management, DD & A
    • Procurement
  • Oil & Gas – Midstream (Click to Expand)

    The Challenges

    Major oil companies, independent oil & gas producers, independent gatherers & processors, intrastate pipeline companies, energy merchants, petrochemical producers, and master limited partnerships have operating or ownership positions along one or more segments of the Midstream value chain. This sector has no distinct boundaries and it’s where the E&P, gas pipeline, petrochemical, and refining industries meet. Market events that can affect crude oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, and refined products can profoundly influence the performance and profitability of a Midstream business. Therefore, the Midstream segment is subject to a unique set of challenges. Boxley Group’s breadth of experience enables us to help our clients positioned in this space to navigate these challenges.

    Recent Engagement Profiles

    • Engaged by small midstream operator to define their natural gas gathering and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) processing accounting procedures for their gas plants, and implemented a gas plant accounting solution.

    Functional Experience

    We have helped our clients with innovative solutions in the following functional areas:

    • Oil and Gas gathering, processing, treating, scheduling and transportation
    • Oil and Gas balancing
    • Volume aggregation and management
    • Marketing, trading, credit management, risk management, and settlements
    • Marketing accounting
    • Gas and NGLs Transportation
    • Gas and NGLs Storage
    • NGLs Fractionation
    • Gas and NGLs Trading and Marketing
  • Oil & Gas – Downstream (Click to Expand)

    The Challenges

    Uncertain product demand, decreasing refinery margins, and surplus refining capacity are negatively affecting global downstream businesses. In today’s market, the pressure is on downstream operations to meet the demands of customers with a low cost, fit for purpose business model that exercises capital efficiency and restraint, all while operating in a fiercely competitive environment with razor thin margins. With the complexity of downstream operations this model can tax even the most successful organizations. This environment makes it difficult to meet the opportunities or challenges faced by companies that have limited resources. The Boxley group has consultants with extensive and relevant experience in downstream operations that bring a broad domain of knowledge to critical projects and initiatives. We understand the value drives and the many moving parts in the downstream value chain.

    Recent Engagement Profiles

    • Worked with strategy management team of super-major’s downstream organization to implement new global trading and supply strategy, and to design and implement a new downstream annual planning and performance reporting process. Engaged trading groups, trading managers, and general managers to define requirements, validate assumptions, and implement process and supporting tools.
    • Engaged by downstream crude and products trading group of super-major to resolve critical cross-functional issue for $350M trading system project. Interfaced with the risk, operations, settlement, and trading managers to resolve critical end-to-end system and process gaps. Worked with vendor and solution architects to drive resolution and acceptance of best options by impacted stakeholder groups.

    Functional Experience

    We have helped our clients with innovative solutions in the following functional areas:

    • Bulk and dry transportation via railcars, barges, and ships
    • Petrochemical fuel (clean and dirty) manufacturing operations
    • Aviation fuel manufacturing and distribution
    • Crude and refined products supply and trading