Energy

The energy industry is in transition towards something better and brighter. Most companies aren’t looking to make more product, they’re looking to maximize margins, and navigate more complex regulatory environments, more stringent environmental compliance and overcome skilled labor shortages. Every fraction of a cent is critical for ensuring a successful transition. This is where we can help.

Trindent’s technical augmentation experts for the energy sector offer innovative solutions for the most complex of problems. With deep industry knowledge, proven tools and benchmarks and a passion for solving complex problems, we are able to provide our clients with immediate results. At Trindent, we Make it Happen™ for our clients.

Our Energy Services

Downstream

Refineries are extraordinarily complex businesses. Trindent specializes in several ultra-high value niches within refineries…

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Midstream

Midstream companies face the complexities of transportation and supply chain management. One major challenge is the…

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Airline

Achieving profitability in the airline industry is challenging: competition, regulations, organized labor…

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Case Studies

Our Energy Services

MIDSTREAM

Optimizing profitability by identifying losses and implementing mitigation processes, systems and behaviors.

Midstream companies face the complexities of transportation and supply chain management. One major challenge is the accounting losses resulting from measurement uncertainties which are often difficult to identify, isolate and explain.

Here is where Trindent can help. We can quickly identify these losses and implement mitigation processes, systems and behaviors to optimize profitability. Our consultants will assess your facility and examine all measurement points. We look for measurement inaccuracies across all transportation modes: pipeline, rail, marine and truck transportation. Volume is but one component, we also investigate the proper temperature measurement, sampling, and testing practices

How we Make it Happen™
Hydrocarbon Loss Control and Measurement Assurance
  • Improve process and management system to prevent significant gain/loss percentages.
  • Revise measurement procedures to align with best practices and guidelines (API, ASTM).
  • Establish/ Redesign escalation and claims procedures.
  • Reconcile out-of-tolerance measurements and settlement.
How we Make it Happen™
Maintenance Productivity and Reliability-Centered Maintenance
  •  Manage logistics and parts for front-line groups.
  • Improve process and management systems for front-line, back-office, and support areas.
  • Reduce non-value added activities.
  • Design, prototype, and implement cost-effective and sustainable method change.
How we Make it Happen™
Procurement Excellence
  • Improve process and management systems to select materials and service providers in a cost-effective way based on statistical analysis.
  • Optimize supplier base to align with organization’s strategic and operating needs.
  • Design, prototype, and implement cost-effective and sustainable method changes.

DOWNSTREAM

Without capital investment we create actionable ways to sustainably increase refinery margins by 2-3%.

Refineries are extraordinarily complex businesses. Trindent specializes in several ultra-high value niches within refineries where tens of millions in performance improvement may be captured in the short-term.

Underpinned by data analytics, industry know-how and technical experience, Trindent has implemented improvement engagements in over 40 refineries globally. We have garnered accolades and supplier recognition awards by several industry majors for the innovative way that we engage and partner with our clientele.

How we Make it Happen™
Quality Giveaway Minimization
  • Review gasoline and distillate blending processes to identify gaps leading to quality giveaway
  • Implement statistical approaches and system tools to reduce quality giveaway in blend recipes
  • Design and roll out training programs for blend operators and lab technicians to share best practices in blend execution process
  • Design and implement blend execution tools to assist blend operators in meeting blend targets
  • Implement blend analyzer instrument excellence programs to reduce variability in blend control and certification results
  • Install management operating systems at various levels (blend prediction, blend execution, weekly results) to drive continuous improvement
How we Make it Happen™
Maintenance MRO Supply Chain Optimization
  • Implement a maintenance planning process with demand aggregation, order lead times and Maintenance and Operations collaboration to identify correct material stocking levels (MRO Reorder Processes)
  • Develop consistent, cost effective capacity and maintenance planning based on demonstrated capabilities of current assets (MRO Inventory Reduction)
  • Develop inventory targets/safety stock levels for all classes of product maintained at desired service levels (MRO Inventory Optimization)
  • Implement tool enhancements in forecasting, planning, scheduling, backlog management, follow-up, reporting and evaluation.
  • Implement a process to assess prioritized work, work order site scoping, skill requirements, schedule attainment tracking, issue management (unplanned events), change control, status reporting, material shortage & availability to effectively complete the work
  • Generate improved supplier contracts, relationships and service levels based on unit costs, lead time and impact on maintenance operations
How we Make it Happen™
Energy Intensity Enhancement
  •  Identify key areas of energy waste and quantify improvement opportunities
  • Develop a comprehensive energy savings program and roll out energy saving training for company personnel
  • Create a comprehensive motor management plan to address motor energy performance
  • Design / optimize preventative maintenance programs for energy critical equipment (motors, pumps, compressors, etc.)
  • Implement a comprehensive management operating system to track energy efficiency and identify areas of continuous improvement
How we Make it Happen™
Hydrocarbon Loss Control and Measurement Assurance
  •  Improve process and management system to prevent significant gain/loss percentages
  • Revise measurement procedures to align with best practices and guidelines (API, ASTM)
  • Establish / Redesign escalation and claims procedures
  • Reconcile of out-of-tolerance measurements and settlement

AIRLINES

Implementing immediate operational efficiencies and optimized financial controls to reduce the impact of fuel loss.

Achieving profitability in the airline industry is challenging: competition, regulations, organized labor, fuel prices and maintenance are all factors. In addition to these challenges, the industry has languished in poor methods and standards for controlling jet fuel losses, which has been amplified by poor stewardship of fuel contractors.

Trindent brings an approach to eliminating fuel loss by implementing operational and financial controls in a sustainable manner. Our consultants focus on the point of execution, from the storage tanks at off-airport locations to into-plane fueling. We recognize deficiencies immediately whether they are process related (enhancing accounting reconciliations) or behavior related ( tank level and temperature gauging procedures compliant with API/ASTM). We assess your accounting and physical reconciliation process looking for gaps preventing a rigorous, comprehensive daily accounting of all owned fuel.

How we Make it Happen™
Fuel Management
  • Improve process and management system to prevent significant gain/loss at custody transfer points.
  • Revise measurement procedures to align with best practices and guidelines (API, ASTM, AFA).
  • Establish / Redesign escalation and claims procedures for receipt movements.
  • Re-conciliate out-of-tolerance measurements and settlement tools.
  • Redesign accounting reconciliation process to increase financial accuracy and management.