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OutPerform SRM - Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

OutPerform SRM – Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

The Upstream sector is used to refer to the search for, followed by the recovery and production of, crude oil and natural gas. This sector is also widely known as the exploration and production (E&P) sector. Stages within the upstream petroleum-product industry include the search for underground or underwater oil and gas fields, the drilling of exploratory wells and, if the wells are deemed economically viable and recoverable, the operation of wells that bring crude oil and raw natural gas to the well’s surface.

The oil and gas extraction industry can be classified into four major process stages:
(1) exploration,
(2) well development,
(3) production, and
(4) site abandonment.

Exploration involves the search for rock formations associated with oil or natural gas deposits, and involves geophysical prospecting and/or exploratory drilling.
Well Development occurs after exploration has located an economically recoverable field, and involves the construction of one or more wells from the beginning (called spudding) to either abandonment if no hydrocarbons are found, or to well completion if hydrocarbons are found in sufficient quantities
Production is the process of extracting the hydrocarbons and separating the mixture of liquid hydrocarbons, gas, water, and solids, removing the constituents that are non-saleable, and selling the liquid hydrocarbons and gas. Production sites often handle crude oil from more than one well. Oil is nearly always processed at a refinery; natural gas may be processed to remove impurities either in the field or at a natural gas processing plant.
Abandonment involves plugging the well(s) and restoring the site when a recently-drilled well lacks the potential to produce economic quantities of oil or gas, or when a production well is no longer economically viable.

Within the above 4 stages of E&P outlined above Oil & Gas Operators Contract with a wide range of suppliers covering hundreds of different category or service lines needed during the lifecycle.

Outperform Subject Matter Experts, Advisers and Consultants are experienced in designing and implementing Supplier Scorecards and Key Performance Indicator (KPIs) in over 100 Upstream specific product, category and service lines.  A sample of the business lines that we have previously developed scorecards and KPIs for are listed below.

Sample Upstream Oil & Gas – Scorecard / KPI Experience at Outperform SRM

  • Annular BOPs
  • Installation Services (Offshore)
  • Seismic Data Processing (Land)
  • Accomodation Services (Offshore)
  • Leak Detection
  • Seismic Data Processing (Marine)
  • Artificial Lift
  • Liner Systems
  • Shuttle Tankers
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Logging While Drilling (LWD)
  • Solids Control Services
  • Aviation Base Operations
  • Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Stimulation
  • Aviation Helicopter Operations
  • Marine Risers
  • Subsea Connecting Systems
  • Blow Out Preventers (BOPs)
  • Materials Management (Offshore)
  • Subsea Containment Assembly
  • BOP Accumulator Units
  • Measurement Services
  • Subsea Equipment
  • Brownfield Development Services
  • Measurement While Drilling (MWD)
  • Subsea Inspections
  • Casing Delivery
  • Metering Systems
  • Subsea Maintenance & Repair
  • Casing Running
  • Micro-seismic Design
  • Subsea Manifolds
  • Catering (Offshore)
  • Microseismic Services
  • Subsea Power Systems Trenching
  • Cementing Services
  • MRO – Maintenance Repair Operations (Offshore)
  • Subsea Pipe Trenching
  • Choke Erosion Monitoring
  • MRO – Maintenance Repair Operations (Onshore)
  • Subsea Production Control Systems
  • Coiled Tubing Services
  • Mudlogging
  • Subsea Speciality Connectors
  • Conventional Coring
  • OCTG Supply
  • Subsea Support Vessels
  • Decommissioning
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Subsea Systems Inspections
  • Desorption Service
  • Offshore Support Vessels
  • Subsea Systems Installation
  • Directional Drilling
  • Offshore Surveys (Geomatics, Geotechnical, Metocean)
  • Subsea Systems Manifolds
  • Dispersant Fluid Systems
  • Open Hole Completions
  • Subsea Trees
  • Diverters
  • Open Hole Wireline Services
  • Subsea Trees
  • Down Hole Sensors
  • Operations Support
  • Surface Wellheads
  • Downhole Release Tools
  • Packer Systems Supply
  • Tubular Running Services
  • Drill Bits
  • Perforating Systems
  • Turbomachinery
  • Drill Ships
  • Pipe Recovery
  • Umbilical Instalation
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Platform Maintenance
  • Umbilical Manufacturing
  • Drilling Rig Management
  • Platform Supply Vessels
  • Underbalanced Drilling
  • Drilling Rigs (Deepwater)
  • Premium Connections
  • Valve Automation
  • Drilling Rigs (Offshore)
  • Pressure Control Equipment
  • Valves
  • Drilling Rigs (Onshore)
  • Production Logging
  • VSP Services
  • Drilling Tools
  • Pulsation Dampeners
  • Waste Removal
  • EPC – Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (Upstream)
  • RAM BOPs
  • Water Analysis
  • Fabrication & Construction
  • Refinery Inspections
  • Water Management
  • Flare Gas Monetization
  • Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
  • Well Abandonment
  • Flare Systems
  • Rig / Platform Inspections (Offshore)
  • Well Construction
  • Flexible Pipe Solutions
  • Rig Inspections (Offshore)
  • Well Control
  • Flow Control Systems
  • Rig Operations (Offshore)
  • Well Integrity Management
  • FPSO Vessels
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Well Servicing
  • Frac Valves
  • Safety Equipment
  • Well Head Control Panels
  • Frac Manifolds
  • Safety Valves
  • Wellhead Design
  • Fracturing Technologies
  • Sand Control Services
  • Wellhead Service
  • Geo-mechanic Services
  • Seismic Data Acquisition (Land)
  • Wellheads
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Seismic Data Acquisition (Marine)
  • Wireline Coring
  • Hydraulic Intelligent Completions
  • Seismic Data Interpretation (Land)
  • Wireline Service (Cased Hole)
  • Inflatable Packers
  • Seismic Data Interpretation (Marine)
  • Wireline Service (Open Hole)


Outperform Subject Matter Experts, Advisors and Consultants are experienced in designing and implementing Supplier Scorecards and Key Performance Indicator (KPIs) in over 400 Industry specific product, category and service lines.  A sample of the business lines that we have previously developed scorecards and KPIs for are listed here.

Our Experts have Experience of working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with the ability to build relationship and influence outcomes. Our Experience of supplier performance management includes detailed knowledge of processes and frameworks including commercial performance management of contracts and knowledge of supplier risk management techniques.

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