R&D Study Group - Applying Lean to Oil & Gas – A Hess Perspective

Speaker Kevin Gruver, Global Lean Deployment Manager, Hess
Kevin Gruver is the Global Lean Deployment Manager for Hess Corporation.  In support of Global Supply Chain and Finance from 2007-2009, Kevin helped develop each organization’s Project Management Office and coached and mentored lean project leaders in Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia and several locations within the United States.  Since ...

Kevin Gruver is the Global Lean Deployment Manager for Hess Corporation.  In support of Global Supply Chain and Finance from 2007-2009, Kevin helped develop each organization’s Project Management Office and coached and mentored lean project leaders in Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia and several locations within the United States.  Since 2010, Kevin has been working with Hess executive management to form the strategy for and execute a more holistic, comprehensive lean deployment in an effort to truly transform the company’s culture.  Focused initially on laying the foundation for lean in the Bakken, Hess has since expanded its deployment to the Utica, Permian, Gulf of Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Denmark, Norway and Malaysia.


Kevin’s professional experience includes positions in engineering, finance and supply chain management with increasing levels of managerial responsibility. In various capacities, Kevin has led process improvement efforts in the automotive, aerospace and oil & gas industries for over 20 years.  He is a certified Master Black Belt (MBB) and Project Management Professional (PMP), though he places much more value on true, practical lean experience. Kevin holds an MS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. In addition, he holds an MBA from the University of Michigan. 

Full Description

Hess Corporation began its comprehensive lean journey in 2010 as a way to improve its ability to find and produce shale oil and gas safely, efficiently, and responsibly within the Bakken formation in North Dakota. By approaching the operation as a well factory and developing lean thinking throughout the team, the company has shown remarkable improvements in the areas of well development, safety, lead time, and cost.  Since then, Hess has expanded its lean deployment throughout its assets in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and is seeing similar results.  Although the application of lean within an organization can achieve significant improvements in safety, production, and cost, these results will be short lived without a transformation in thinking throughout the organization.  Hess has addressed this by driving lean from the company’s 2020 Vision all the way to the wellhead and the work performed every day.  This presentation will cover the Hess approach to lean within an oil and gas operation, including some of the roadblocks and results experienced so far in the journey.

Organizer Skip Dais

For questions, please contact Skip Dais at skdavis@technologyintermediaries.com

When?

Thu, Dec. 3, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue - Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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