“Finding the best possible data and using the best possible analysis to create action from uncertainty”


Creating a data-backed understanding of challenging operating environments irrespective of complexity or location

Energy needs to be produced, transported, stored and distributed efficiently & reliably in order for human civilization to advance. Interruptions to the energy value chain, whether caused by geopolitical instability, financial uncertainty or 3rd party actions can have a material impact on regional growth and corporate viability.

At WSS we help our clients to understand and quantify non-technical risk by using our industry intelligence tools, primary research methodologies and global network of contacts. Our analysis can enable our clients to gain first mover advantage wherever uncertainty is high.

Our experienced consultants bring cross-sector operational knowledge gained from delivering assignments in every continent in the world.


Identifying and analysing non-technical risk

We use operational, strategic, technical and geopolitical methodologies to provide our research insight. We combine data from a range of sources, both open and proprietary, to ensure our clients gain the best understanding possible. Our analysis is clear, transparent and developed based on the needs of the client’s management team. Areas of expertise include:

  • Planning for uncertain futures – scenario development and planning
  • Macro environment analysis
  • Geo-political risk analysis
  • Regulatory & legislative risk analysis
  • Supply chain dynamics analysis
  • Supply-demand forecasting
  • Capability assessment & mapping
  • Human terrain mapping
  • Remote asset assessments
  • Exploration intelligence
  • Underwriting and loss-adjusting intelligence

Industries and sectors

Our business heritage is from the Upstream Oil & Gas industry – one of the most capital intensive, globally diverse and risk impacted industries in the world. We have worked with most of the international oil companies and national oil companies to help them unlock value with technology. Building on previous successes, we further assist in a range of other industries through the unique combination of industry knowledge and project delivery experience across:

  • Petroleum midstream and downstream
  • Gas processing
  • Energy storage/ batteries
  • Biofuels
  • Solar PV
  • Offshore power generation
  • Advanced materials