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Strategy, Sustainability & Growth

Balancing short-term benefits and long-term sustainability

Driven by technology and sustainability, the energy sector is changing at an unprecedented rate. Companies must prove they have a role to play in a cleaner and less carbon intensive future, regardless of whether their business model revolves around extraction, generation, processing, distribution or end use.

We believe that technology and value chains lie at the heart of any successful strategy. The line between products and services is increasingly blurred, and only by pushing into adjacent energy sector segments can companies create the resilience needed to drive long-term growth. Our experience with manufacturers, service companies and asset owners gives us a complete picture of how value chains can be integrated and optimised. 

We create strategies which are owned by you but based on the best technical, commercial and operational environment analysis.

Peter Sawyer, Director WSS Energy Consulting

Peter Sawyer

Commercial Director,

International Business Development

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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Strategy

committing to a sustainable future

The energy industry is facing a rapid change in the way it does business. Hydrocarbons will continue to play an important role in the economy, however there is a clear demand from governments, investors, and society for less carbon intensive products and more transparency from O&G companies regarding their ESG commitments.

As a baseline companies must provide a clear vision for their sustainability strategy and communicate their emission reduction targets across Scope 1, 2 and 3.  Their broader environmental and social impact (both positive and negative) should be better understood and incorporated into asset metrics. Energy companies will have the largest role to play in the energy transition and this influence must be used to create social and environmental value to mitigate the inevitability of GHG production.

Business Strategy 

what choices to make

The energy sector is highly capital intensive and requires a portfolio approach when it comes to investment - whether technologies, assets, or service lines. We use our experience gained from assignments to correctly frame opportunities, develop options and align stakeholders through a seamless and logical process. Understanding geographic opportunities, cross-cultural working and efficient communication are embedded in our projects, thanks to our experience with executive teams and business unit teams in every continent.

Market Strategy

where to focus & how to succeed

Businesses in the energy sector are global and often highly integrated, but with geographic autonomy driven by unique market needs. Our market segmentation and analysis methodologies provide a strategically coherent picture of how a federated business can be more than the sum of its parts through identifying global opportunities driven from high value markets.

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Digital Transformation

transform businesses using data, technology and analytics

We see digital technology as a tool which must be justified. We have the technical understanding of how data & analytics, IoT and AI can increase top and bottom line performance for equipment manufacturers and asset owners, and more importantly - how digital programs should be conceived and managed to produce tangible value.

M&A Support

what to invest & what to expect

Our technical and commercial due diligence services uncover how value can be created, and challenge whether investment is sound. Our "voice of customer" programs, driven by our global network of contacts and comprehensive interview design processes, bring clarity and uncover highly valuable insights when time is of the essence.

Operating Model
how to best capture & deliver value

The operating model provides the structure through which the strategy will be delivered. This includes the organisation, resources, technology, processes and partners which, when combined, define how the business will deliver value in the future. We have designed operating models for technology organisations, new country business units and for government-funded energy research organisations.

Portfolio Optimisation

optimise resource allocation to the most attractive opportunities

Complex legacy portfolios can be a drain on innovation. Obsolescence support comes at a cost to new product development and the balance between sustainability and growth is often hidden. Our value driven portfolio management approach enables like-for-like comparison of complex asset or product & service portfolios and ensures that expensive engineering resources are strategically aligned.

Operational Environment & Risks 
build resilience for changing conditions

Energy companies face increasingly complex risks, including volatility in oil prices, changes in consumer behaviour that lead to disrupted business models and attacks from cyber criminals. We work with companies exposed to the energy sector to proactively assess the risks raised by changing conditions from environmental impact and regulatory change to talent retention and management.

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