Oil and Gas

Create a scalable, sustainable and safe operational framework 

Never have oil and gas companies faced so many competing priorities and challenges. Industry fatality rates remain high, production has plateaued, competition for capital is intensifying, decarbonisation pressure is driving a strategic shift in the way the industry operates, and the competition for talent remains fierce. More than ever, oil and gas companies must see these challenges as a driver to transform and gain a competitive advantage.  

So, whether you’re struggling with concerning safety trends, large-scale transformation, managing the mechanical integrity of your operations, or making your new energy business viable, we can help you maximise productivity without jeopardising your brand or employees—and position your company positively for the long term.

Our experienced consultants target specific areas of improvement to help you mitigate risk, improve your operational efficiencies, and tackle your decarbonisation targets.

Featured case studies

We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

Featured insights

We live in a volatile age. But there’s never been a better opportunity to reshape your actions and create a better world. Explore our thoughts on transformation and best practices in dynamic times.

An agile, principles-based Operating System is critical for oil, gas and new energy companies to transform at pace.

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Improve your contractor management system, making it more effective and ultimately helping you to mitigate risks.

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Market volatility and regulatory requirements require organisational streamlining and decisive strategic and operational actions.

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What are your goals?

Whether you are looking to revitalise your internal culture, build the capabilities of your leaders and teams, transform your operational effectiveness or make a positive impact on the environment, we’ll build a customised strategy and work side-by-side to implement it with you.

Meet the team

Explore the backgrounds and specialities of the experts working with you. 

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Scott Hastie
Global Head of Oil & Gas
Scott has 17 years of experience leading large-scale and complex transformation programmes that have delivered significant results to the client’s bottom line, including for multiple oil and gas corporations in ANZ.
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Ward Metzler
Director
North America
Ward uses his insight and experience from 38 years of working in dss+ and with clients in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries to help clients improve process safety, transform their culture and improve operations performance.
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Mark Dickson
Global Head of Energy Transition & Decarbonisation
Catalysing change in the energy sector, working with all relevant stakeholders ranging from Ministries to regulators and oil & gas companies, on issues such as renewables, gas-to-power, and more.
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Flavio Barros
Senior Manager
South America
Flavio has over 25 years of experience in the chemical, agrochemical, plastics and consulting businesses in areas such as six sigma, supply chain, operations and R&D. 
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Tim Wall
Senior Advisor
Australia
Tim is a senior oil and gas industry professional with more than 40 years of experience. He has expertise in safety culture, risk management, operational excellence, and sustainability/ESG.
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Bob Li
Principal
China
Bob has more than two decades of experience working on performance improvement and operational excellence for refineries and petrochemical plants in China.
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Khaled Metwally
Principal
Middle East and Africa
Khaled focuses on helping clients through process safety and operational risk management engagement, and has structured large transformations, overseeing process safety, process redesign, training and more.
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Ehsan Akhavan
Director
Middle East and Africa
Ehsan is an experienced consultant with over 18 years of experience working with the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, and other heavy industries. 
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Edwin Vercruysse
Director
Europe
As a Director at dss⁺, Edwin leads Operational Excellence in Europe. He has delivered a wide range of operational improvement and change management programs in the sector of Consumer & Industrialised Products, Banking & Insurance, Chemicals, Technology, and Utilities throughout Europe. Edwin has a proven track record in the training and coaching of both business unit and senior executive management. Through his solid experience, Edwin has become the trusted advisor for many C+ functions amongst his clients.