Case Study

Organizational Design for a $10B Oil and Gas Company

"SLKone designed a ground-up commercial organization to drive consistent commercial discipline and adapt to a dynamic operating environment"


  • The client was a $10B oil and gas company, spanning nine product lines and seven regions
  • The organization had no centralized commercial organization despite increasing reliance on cross-regional and cross-product line projects
  • Lack of consistent processes, policies and organizations
  • Existing commercial organizations relied heavily on a select number of ‘heroes’ with a wide range of local organizational maturity
  • The organization was losing market share at the same time as continued price deflation for their products and services

Bespoke Solutions

  • SLKone assessed the maturity level of each existing commercial organization
  • Activities levels were reviewed against organizational maturity to determine delegation of authority, commercial organization skill requirements, and time demands
  • Key commercial roles were developed and rationalized and organizational structures developed to support individual organizations and a Commercial CoE was established
  • Process maps, operating rhythms, and role and responsibility mappings were developed to train the business in the new commercial operating model

Leading With Results

  • Identified and addressed underserved markets and product lines helping to drive an 8% increase of revenue in the proceeding 9 months
  • Developed the approach for “Critical Win” projects leading to dominant market share in several key countries where previous challenges existed
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