Hess Lean Manufacturing Processes - Driving Performance in Oil and Gas
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Lean Manufacturing Drives Performance and Innovation at Hess

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Embracing a Culture of Continuous Improvement to Deliver Top-Quartile Business Results

Hess has earned a reputation for top-quartile performance in unconventional oil and gas production and offshore drilling and project delivery.  Our performance is driven by a distinctive Lean culture that equips and empowers people at every level to solve problems and spot opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.


Hess began implementing Lean principles in our Bakken operations in 2010This has since been expanded to our Exploration, Developments, Drilling and Completions and Production activities, as well as key support functions.

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Stampede stays astride in turbulent times

In 2014, Hess had laid out a strong business case for the Stampede development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico and was preparing to go full speed ahead. But just months later, the oil price tumbled amid the US shale oil drive and forced the offshore sector to rework its business model.

Other companies pressed pause and headed back to the drawing board to rework their developments from top to bottom. But Hess credits its ability to stick to its plan amid the change as crucial to its ultimate execution of the project, according to Gerbert Schoonman, Hess vice president for global production offshore.

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Hess: Big Data and Lean Processes

Data analysis from Hess wells is just one part of the company’s Lean process that continuously removes wasted effort and adds value across Hess Bakken assets. “We’ve driven our well cost down significantly over the years,” says Barry Biggs, Vice President of Bakken operations. “We’re talking 60%, probably 70% reductions on well cost since 2012. You do that by collecting data.”