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    Oil Refineries Perspectives Paper

    A $100M EBITDA opportunity for oil refiners

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    Oil & Gas

    We delivered a ROI of 14:1 for a major energy company

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    Executives Speak

    The President of a Specialty Materials and Chemicals Company talks about how his organization achieved measurable results, fast. 

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Imperatives in an oversupplied market

In today’s oversupplied market, the only way to drive up profits is to drive down costs and improve operational performance. We help oil executives to quickly identify areas for EBITDA improvement and implement ‘quick win’ initiatives that become self-funding within months, rather than years

Who we are

We are a specialist operational implementation consulting firm that accelerates measurable performance improvements in both EBITDA and cash flow for our clients across the oil & gas value chain including:

  • Upstream Oil & Gas Companies
  • Midstream Oil & Gas Companies
  • Downstream Oil & Gas Companies

What we do

As specialists in procurement, logistics and operations, we have the track record of accelerating measurable improvement across the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers at the lowest cost to business.

How we do it

Our hands-on implementation experts work with Oil & Gas executives and their teams to rapidly move up the Total Value Optimization (TVO) Maturity Curve™ by:

  • Identifying and quantifying the real opportunity Identifying current constraints and barriers
  • Creating a robust and measurable business case with a clear ROI
  • Developing a pragmatic roadmap for accelerated results
  • Working closely with clients to Implement and track measurable improvements
  • Infusing best practice and delivering a quantifiable ROI
  • Training, mentoring and enhancing internal teams for sustainable performance

Why we are different

Our integrated approach is different in 5 key ways:

  1. Our unique 100% Engagement Fee Guarantee mitigates the risk of the investment required to capture the value
  2. Our robust Analysis Methodology is focused on quantifying EBITDA & Cash improvement
  3. Our pragmatic Total Value Optimization™ Model provides a path for achieving high performance
  4. Our use of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with deep, specialized experience establishes strong credibility and deep insights to achieve measurable results
  5. Our Leadership and Organizational Improvement (LOI) approach that ensures sustainable change

Want to find out more?

  • Look at our TVO™ model to identify the areas of opportunity in your business
  • Hear what other executives are saying about working with Maine Pointe
  • Read some of our client success stories
  • Speak to one of our industry executives

Clients Speak


Maine Pointe’s unique approach to a savings guarantee for clients, combined with their deep knowledge and practical work experience in supply chain management, sets them apart from others. Through an intense evaluation of existing practices and their focus on low capital investment solutions, sustainable process improvements are developed and implemented that yield real and measurable benefits for the long term.” 

>Director, Logistics and Distribution, Irving Oil

I am happy to report that not only were our joint savings targets exceeded, but that our supplier relationships and transparency have also improved. The practical and hands-on approach of the Maine Pointe team has laid a solid foundation for on-going improvements.”

Bill Grainger Director of Transportation, Suncor Energy

Our Executives

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Ian Hedding Derek Kurzenknabe, 
VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas