Embracing a Culture of Continuous Improvement to Deliver Top-Quartile Business Results
Hess has earned a reputation for top-quartile performance in unconventional oil and gas production and offshore drilling and project delivery. Our performance is driven by a distinctive Lean culture that equips and empowers people at every level to solve problems and spot opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.
Hess began implementing Lean principles in our Bakken operations in 2010. This has since been expanded to our Exploration, Developments, Drilling and Completions and Production activities, as well as key support functions.
The result? Here are just a few examples:
- Bakken drilling and completion costs reduced by 60% -- from $11.4 million per well in 2011 to $4.5 million in Q1 2017
- Zero nonproductive time on an exploratory well offshore West Africa
- A major Stampede platform component - the blast wall - was completed two months earlier and with 50 percent fewer man hours than typical projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
- 13 million-man hours completed without a recordable incident at the North Malay Basin development