Case Study

North America Field Analytics and Review for $1.2B Oil Field Services Organization​

"Drove operational improvements of ~$9M per year by improving field labor utilization and reducing equipment maintenance and rental costs"


  • North America region, the largest component of a global oil field services organization was underperforming to budget and competition​
  • Subpar utilization of labor causing ballooning Overtime (OT). Rental equipment and higher maintenance costs were causing operational concerns​
  • Client needed analytical support and an independent review of their current processes​
  • SLKone was engaged to conduct a review of performance improvement opportunities focused on personnel utilization and profitability, in addition to costs to repair and maintain the client’s rental equipment fleet

Bespoke Solutions

  • Conducted data analytics​
  • Conducted confirmatory interviews with the client team to align on root causes leading to underperformance​
  • Developed mitigation and prevention solutions to address root causes​
  • Created reporting capabilities to improve visibility into technician’s timesheets for proactive management of job schedules​
  • Implemented late rescheduling fees to reverse high reschedule rates causing increased OT​
  • Redesigned process for equipment rental returns to eliminate late fees​
  • Identified equipment misuse; led cross-functional initiative to educate internal and external customers and implement misuse fees

Leading With Results

  • Improved utilizations by ~8.3% within 4 months yielding an additional $2.1M gross profit per year​
  • Identified $850k in rental costs for unutilized equipment​
  • Identified $4.1M in OT costs based on time entries outside of company policy​
  • Reduced maintenance costs by ~$1.8M per year
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