So often this is overlooked by specifiers, choosing to leave decisions to contractors, which can result in compromises that could so easily be avoided through simple planning, leading to a bespoke service, enhancing the project's outcome. By calling Geolorn, both clients and contractors can benefit from the knowledge and global network, that Geolorn bring to the table.
By matching project goals and managing expectations at an early stage of the planning process, all key stakeholders can be appraised of what is practical and what is achievable, resulting in less lost time and costly dispute resolutions; and of course a more harmonious relationship between client and contractor.
Geolorn can link with other specialist service providers, such as planning, environmental, Health and Safety etc., thus offering a joined up approach and helping to smooth early stage issues contingent with many drilling projects.
Not all projects need the services that Geolorn can offer and we make sure that we tell you that from the very first call, after all our ethos is to remove unnecessary costs, not add them.
By engaging with Geolorn, drilling companies can save time, money and costly mistakes, by utilising our capabilities to source and supply specialist drilling equipment, ensuring compatibility and overall effectiveness.
With increasing cost pressures, large companies have taken to deploying purchasing managers/departments and whilst, this may seem a great way of getting the lowest prices, it can lead to equipment arriving on site, that cannot be used in conjunction with other items.
Add to this, the need to understand the operational processes, making sure the correct equipment is on site at the correct time and you start to build a picture of how easily things can quickly go badly wrong. There is also the constant need for site people to chase their purchasing department, to ascertain where things are, extending the chain unnecessarily.
Geolorn can rationalise this chain, pulling together the right equipment at the right time, working to critical deadlines that make any project progress, without time lost.
In the long term, higher cost savings can be achieved by removing purchasing departments all together and outsourcing the process, to a specialist team of people, who understand the wants and needs of your projects and operations.
Sometimes there is not a requirement to have a full management programme for a project, as it might only be small scale or a straightforward operation. However, sometimes things do go wrong or circumstances change, which would benefit from some advice and help, to get things back on track; this is where Geolorn can help through their Project Support Services.
Often a phone call to site can quickly ascertain what the problems are and can be talked through and a solution suggested. Where the issues are slightly more complex, a visit can be arranged for one of Geolorn people to go to site and help the team to resolve the problems. This is very beneficial to the operational team on site, as Geolorn can call upon their global network of colleagues and experts, to talk and walk through what is happening and pool their knowledge to the benefit of the project.
We will even come and make the tea, if that is what we identify as being the root cause of site problems!
Commonly called a "Company Man" in the oil and gas world, a good site supervisor can prove invaluable to both the client and the contractor, helping projects run to time, budget and design.
Geolorn approach to supervision is based on a "team" approach, identifying the right people to cover the appropriate tasks, from both the client and the contractor's perspectives and mapping a path to an overall successful outcome. We can also offer training and mentoring, so everybody leaves a project (including ourselves) wiser and better equipped to tackle new challenges.
Sometimes, we can all benefit from a little help and advice.
Occasionally a project requires someone just a little bit special, whose career path has equipped them with specific knowledge and skills, that would help a project progress. That may be for one day, one week, one month or a year!
Geolorn network of people can help you fill the gaps to help your project along. These people can be hands-on or advisory, whatever your needs are; and the added benefit is that everybody learns something new and takes away new knowledge and skills that can be applied to future project.
And of course we will even make the tea!
Hugely beneficial to any project is an audit of the equipment, processes and people deployed. Often left to the site engineer to co-ordinate, this can be so ineffectual, as often the engineer is busy completing things for the client, so at best the results are a general overview, rather than in-depth analysis of things (and people) that went well and those that went wrong.
These audits, add immense value as they can help with future planning and the trimming of wasteful equipment and processes.
If Geolorn are involved in the management of a project, this service is an integral part of what we offer, however, even if we are not directly involved, by using us to cast an eye over what was done, we can help to build an effective planning framework for future projects.