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Standardizing Procurement Costs Through the Creation of a Cost Analysis Template – A Case Study on the Oil and Gas Industry

Dec 20, 2018

Top 3 Oil and Gas Industry Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

As we move into 2019 its essential to assess the key trends in store- What should oil and gas companies watch out for? Does the recovery in the energy market make a huge impact, or are the emerging supply chain risks coming into play? However, with respect to the recent overall economic picture, the oil and gas market at present appears healthy- prices are stable and business investments have picked up tremendously. Such positive fundamentals coupled with the external stimulus from recent tax cuts may possibly continue to support growth in the near term. But what if the impact of the stimulus begins to wane over the next couple of months? Our experts help you understand the oil and gas landscape, through the top 3 trends:

The sustainability imperative

The rise in consumer awareness and societal expectations are driving oil and gas companies to embrace sustainability as a core part of their business strategy. This is one of the reasons for oil and gas companies to make sizable investments in technologies that bring renewable, low-carbon energy to consumers and to reduce they’re own carbon footprints.

Natural gas
Natural gas continues to be a major source of lower-carbon power generation globally. The wave of new investments in oil and gas facilities wouldn’t be possible without the growing US natural gas and NGL supply.

Digital technologies intertwined with the oil and gas value chain

The industry is well-known for technology and innovation. The new opportunities in the store include a whole suite of digital technologies that could touch all aspects of the supply chain.

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About the Client

The client– an oil and gas industry player in the US.

Client’s Challenge

The client- a well-known player in the oil and gas industry wanted to identify the key cost elements and analyze the market scenario in the US. To do so, the company collaborated with SpendEdge to leverage its cost analysis expertise and develop a cost analysis template to gauge the impact of each cost factor on the overall business growth.

Engagement Overview

The industry in the US is witnessing several challenges. The diminishing oil reserves have forced oil and gas companies to operate in hostile environments. As a result of this, the complexities of supply chains have skyrocketed creating trouble in delivering projects within the budget. Such complex challenges have prompted every upstream oil and gas company to focus a significant amount of their efforts on cost analysis to boost productivity and aid in resource discovery.request proposal

To devise a robust cost analysis template, the procurement experts at SpendEdge carried out extensive research comprising interviews and discussions with prominent stakeholders in the oil and gas industry in the US. Additionally, the cost analysis experts also collected information from reliable sources including primary and secondary research data and paid industry database.

Key Findings

The aim of the cost analysis engagement revolved around standardizing procurement costs and the creation of a cost analysis template for delivery that harmonizes the efforts and eliminates redundancy to synchronizes deliverables.

Consequently, the study focused on crucial areas, and the results included the following:

  • Determining and gauging current costs and major cost components
  • Identifying key cost factors and their impact
  • Reviewing historical cost trends and the evolution of the key cost drivers
  • Analyzing relevant data to determine future cost trends

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