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Cost Management and Optimization for Midstream Companies: Maintenance Costs

By James Greey Midstream companies are a key link in the oil and gas sector and provide the transportation network that brings hydrocarbons from producers to refiners and ultimately to consumers.  Despite having this important role, midstream companies are not without challenges and they often suffer from inefficiencies that impact the bottom line.   Most… read more →




The Psychology of Schedule Checks

A key area of opportunity that Trindent focuses its approach on is behavior. When our engagements have a mandate to drive team productivity, our implementation plan always includes an Active Management training module.    However, having your managers attend a training session doesn’t guarantee success.  A manager has to be able to make the leap… read more →




The Benefits of Capacity Planning

One of many advantages of an engagement with Trindent Consulting is the development of a capacity planning model called the Area Workload Assessment (AWA), which Trindent custom-builds and calibrates for each client and each department within the scope of the client engagement.  Importantly, this is not a single-use tool developed for the duration of its… read more →




Downstream Oil & Gas: Project Recommendations for 2021

By Kai Y. Wan with contributions from Ivan Parra Tepedino The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many industries, especially the Oil and Gas industry. This sector simultaneously experienced a price collapse, a supply glut, an unprecedented demand decline and a health/economic crisis. Additionally, the sector’s poor structural and financial health caused the oil and gas industry… read more →




Paving The Way To Successful Change

Any improvement strategy, no matter how masterfully crafted, is only as strong as its implementation. The good news is that with a good and systematic approach to implementation, a successful outcome can undoubtedly be achieved. There are many components to implementation success, from an organization’s culture and values to the efficiency of its nominal processes. … read more →




Understanding Gasoline Quality Giveaway

At a refinery, gasoline is produced to regulatory or customer demanded specifications, and exceeding these specifications is considered gasoline quality giveaway, costing individual refineries millions of dollars a year. What is gasoline quality giveaway?  Let’s say a gas station selling premium gasoline as 91 octane – this is a specification.  If a refinery produces a… read more →




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