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Leveraging Expert Leadership & Lean Six Sigma For a 40% Reduction in Deferment of Oil Production


MetaExpert, Kip, was sought after by a large Oil and Gas company that faced significant challenges in one of its offshore operations. The primary issues involved the reliability-centered maintenance and their utilization of SAP S/4 HANA software. The organization lacked expertise in optimizing maintenance plans and struggled with logistical constraints in acquiring and delivering parts to remote offshore platforms.


To address these challenges, MetaExpert Kip:


  • Collaborated with reliability engineers to refine reliability-centered maintenance practices.
  • Leveraged his knowledge of Lean Six Sigma methodologies to train the team on tools such as Failure Modes, Effects Analysis (FMEA), and DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control).
  • Engaged with supervisors, team leads, mechanics, electricians, and operators, ensuring their involvement in the decision-making process. Through his guidance, the team gained a sense of ownership and responsibility for the maintenance process.


  • Reduced unplanned breakdowns: Achieved a significant reduction in unplanned breakdowns, enhancing overall equipment reliability.
  • Lowered maintenance costs: Effectively reduced maintenance expenses, resulting in improved cost efficiency.
  • Improved safety: Emphasized safety measures and taught employees how to predict and prevent breakdowns, leading to a safer working environment.


Return on Investment

  • The Oil and Gas company saw a 40% reduction in deferment of oil production, resulting in substantial financial gains due to reduced downtime and increased productivity.


    Skills needed:

    • Troubleshooting and problem-solving
    • Expert communication and collaboration
    • Lean Six Sigma Expertise
    • Data-driven decision making
    • Data analysis


    Contract Length:

    The initial contract was for 1 year but was extended to a remarkable 11 years due to the positive outcomes and the client's satisfaction with the MetaExperts' performance.

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