Oil & Gas

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Oil and gas companies face constant pressure to increase value in a highly dynamic and competitive business environment. They are developing individual strategies to grow or simply to survive. They face volatile oil prices, engineering challenges and extended supply chains. They have to adapt to cope with new technologies, dwindling refining and processing margins, protected reserves, cost reductions and environmental pressures.

These pressures provide companies in the oil and gas industry with both challenges and opportunities to invest in current operations, new developments and innovation. Numerous examples show that clients can improve efficiency and save costs through optimizing their IT, commercial processes, purchasing, logistics and shared services.

We combine our knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry with our technical ability to create solutions with real business value. We are always looking to find ways to help our clients improve productivity, streamline processes, and leverage new revenue opportunities.

Our key success factors are:

  • Our knowledge of the oil and gas industry across its value chain
  • Understanding our clients’ drivers, business and challenges
  • Our ability to deliver both business strategy and transformation and work jointly with clients as one team
  • Our global presence and strong local expertise – truly an international team
  • Consistent results for our clients, reinforcing long-term relationships – the great majority of our clients renew their relationship with us year on year.


At BearingPoint we focus on the oil and gas industry, continually investing through a network of professional consultants, building and sharing knowledge through publications, training and alliances with key industry players.

We have developed specific solutions for the oil and gas industry and successfully implemented essential projects thanks to our long-lasting relationships with the leading oil and gas companies worldwide. We deliver customized end-to-end solutions to our clients that link their individual business strategies to operational reality across all the elements of oil and gas value chains: Exploration & Production, Refining, Supply & Trading, Retail Marketing, Corporate Services.

To date, we have successfully completed several hundred projects for oil and gas companies around the world.

Our leading position in the industry is well recognized.

We have strategic alliance partnerships with world-class technology providers such as SAP and Oracle. For example, we have been a SAP Industry Validated Expertise Partner in Oil & Gas for several years.

We currently focus on

Business Lifecycle Management

With the price of crude oil declining by some 50% in just a year, the need to align cost structures in European midstream and downstream activities continues to be key. At BearingPoint, we help our clients implement corporate and divisional strategies to improve performance by optimizing business processes and cost structures. This includes optimizing the site infrastructure of refineries as well as aligning product and customer portfolios. Such corporate performance improvement projects are typically built on a financial business case quantifying benefits from 100+ detailed improvement measures and providing a measurable return on investment (ROI) proposition.

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Business Transformation

At BearingPoint, we help our clients in the oil & gas industry undertake business transformation programs to tackle the challenge of remaining competitive in a saturated, volatile market.

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Design, Governance and Change Management

Oil & gas companies need to transform their organization to move to more integrated value chains that both reflect the natural resources market, with its ambiguity, and increase efficiency. Companies have to find a way to best achieve these requirements while maintaining business operations across all phases of the process. At BearingPoint, we can help with the necessary organizational design, governance and change management.

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Digital Plant Maintenance

In the upcoming era of Industry 4.0, plant maintenance has to be an integrated part of manufacturing - with a significant influence on added value. By providing the required availability of assets and securing a high quality of goods produced at optimized cost, plant maintenance plays a key integral part in supply chain management.

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Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM)

At BearingPoint, we provide a complete energy trading and risk management (ETRM) solution integrating the energy trading business process and IT. It enables our clients to monitor the physical movement and delivery of commodities while mitigating the risks associated with those activities. With our ETRM solution, clients can capture transactions, execute logistics, manage positions, view all exposures and risk analytics and meet compliance requirements. It provides a firm-wide view of risk management with comprehensive metrics and reports – ensuring greater risk awareness around business decision-making. It also improves the effectiveness of settlement, accounting, and reconciliation processes. By combining all data and processes into one fully integrated platform, we enable our clients to improve business process efficiency, make better use of capital and increase transparency across the front, middle and back office.

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Fuels Card and Toll Services

Digitalization is opening the way for new ventures and marketing strategies to form robust service offerings for fuels card issuers. Optimized value added services can not only offer reliability for customers but will also be key to staying successful in a competitive fuels card market.

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IT Advisory

Large and complex, the oil & gas industry is heavily dependent on process excellence. Over the past decades the industry has been a front-runner in developing and adopting leading edge information technology. Enterprise applications have been widespread along the value chain, requiring constant attention and the flexibility to adapt to changes in technology and process demands. At BearingPoint, we have been a proven, long-lasting partner for industry players on this journey of innovation and change. Our IT advisory experts continue to focus on setting the stage for innovation, aligning the strategy to execution and implementing the change.

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Mergers & Acquistions (M&A)

The oil & gas industry is once again going through a great deal of change. The low price environment presents opportunities for potential acquirers who have the balance sheets to finance deals and the investing horizon to see through the current lows of the business cycle. At BearingPoint, we work with our clients to develop programs to help them navigate the down cycles and the mix of challenges and opportunities these present, so they can be best positioned for the next up cycle. Successful M&A strategies require a broad range of talent and capabilities across acquisition strategy, transaction management and integration planning and execution. We offer these capabilities to our oil & gas clients globally.

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We innovate through these solutions:

Active Manager

Active Manager is a manager-led business transformation methodology that creates a sustainable step change in operational performance. It typically delivers performance improvements between 10% and 20%.

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App Factory

Find innovative mobile solutions for your digital landscape

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Cloud Navigator

Cloud Navigator is our tried and trusted way of helping you navigate quickly and effectively through the cloud. We offer incorporated cloud computing into your strategy, assessment of cloud computing scenarios & options, security & compliance check, sourcing & transformation advice, as well as adaptation of governance & operation.

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The best idea is useless if it is not identified within the organization. CLU is an idea management platform supporting the innovation management process and fostering innovation as an important component of the corporate culture.

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Commodity/Energy Trading Risk Management

Fully functional commodity trading risk management solution, integrated with SAP ERP. This all-in-one solution allows to have all business processes of the company in one system.

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Digital Testing

From innovative testing such as agile testing, mobile testing, and crowd testing, to traditional step-by-step waterfall testing for one critical application or for an ongoing managed test service to support a customer solution spanning years.

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Enterprise Performance Management Cloud

BearingPoint’s Planning and Reporting Cloud Service is a cost-efficient, reliable and secure way of arranging your organization’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) processes.

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Governance, Risk & Compliance

Working closely with the client, we deliver a rigorous and effective integrated GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) solution – one that is not only right for the client, but also available for them.

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Industry 4.0

The BearingPoint Smart Factory Model makes you experience Industry 4.0: machines communicate and share information about their status, the workpiece or occurring disorders (horizontal integration). With the connection to commercial planning systems, the convergence of the shop floor level with the corporate management level is demonstrated (vertical integration).

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IT Mergers & Acquisition

We are neutral IT Advisors for the full M&A life-cycle – for strategic buyers/sellers and for Private Equities. Within our industrialized IT Due Diligence or IT Assessments, we minimize risks and identify cost reduction potentials as well as growth opportunities – based on the investment thesis. Our proven track record and our unique partnership with West Monroe Partners, a leading IT M&A advisor in the US, underlines our capabilities.

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Lean-Enterprise Resource Planning

Lean Production and ERP have long been two independent business improvement approaches, often coexisting within the same production site. Our Lean-ERP accelerator combines these two approaches and leverages synergies while abandoning weaknesses of each individual approach. By this means, the Lean-ERP solution supports our clients in creating a globally harmonized process landscape based on lean production principles and supported by a lean ERP solution.

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SAP Simple Finance

SAP Simple Finance and S/4 HANA are the solutions which will push ERP into a new generation of “digital business”. The accelerator is a service which is part of the Digital CFO campaign to demonstrate what “digital” means for the CFO.

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Smart Analytics

Smart analytics enriched products & services will become key differentiators for insurance companies. A key feature is that all players may have access to all data. At the same time, smarter analytics may eliminate the requirement to share risks. In recent years, the globalization of fraud patterns requires the analysis of "world data“ and there is the need to establish the future position in the BigData & Smart Analytics ecosystem.

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Sourcing Maturity Assessment Services

Enable an increased efficiency of your sourcing setup, assess and plan your strategic change

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Supply Chain Planning Excellence Toolkit

Today’s businesses operate in continuously changing, more volatile and complex environments, driving the need for higher flexibility, agility and thus better operational planning processes, systems and methods. The BearingPoint “Supply Chain Planning Excellence Toolkit” contains a combination of field proven tools and methods that empower businesses to analyze and design their ideal planning landscape.

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Transport Management System Implementation

To accompany customers in international implementation and rollout of transport management systems (e.g. inet, SAP, ORACLE) some requirements must be fulfilled: identification of local and country-specific expertise in Transportation Management (across Global Alliance Network), construction of an international community for exchange of experience and know-how transfer and merging of country-specific requirements for the Transport Management System (Delta Assessment).

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Here’s how your function relates to what we offer.

We make sure we understand your business problems, the trends in your industry and then work out what we need to do to achieve results for you.

Our consultants know where you are coming from, because they’ve usually been in your industry. We combine our deep knowledge and experience in your sector with the technical ability to create solutions with real business value. We’re always looking to find ways to improve your productivity, streamline your processes, and leverage new revenue opportunities for you.

Finally, we get results - virtually all of our most significant clients renew their relationship with us year on year.

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