Procurement Support

Santos engaged Charles Kendall Australia (CKA) to provide additional in-house support to the Contracts and Procurement (C&P) department to assist in establishing strategies and contracts during the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project, a US$18.5 billion gas export venture scheduled for delivery in early 2015. CKA successfully aided in the delivery of procurement activities, enabling financial savings and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction.

The Challenge

Our Approach

CKA supplied long-term resources to provide capacity and stability to the C&P team, ensuring cost, time and quality parameters were met.

Outcomes

Procurement & Advanced Contract Management Training

Queensland Gas Company Ltd (QGC) engaged Charles Kendall Australia (CKA) to aid in skills and capability improvement among their procurement and contract management staff. CKA delivered customised training for 75 contracts and procurement personnel, filling skill gaps and supporting professional development.

The Challenge

Our Approach

Outcome

Should-Cost Modelling

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate. PDO accounts for more than 70% of the country's crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply. PDO engaged Charles Kendall Australia (CKA) to develop several should-cost models for complex areas of spend. Should-cost models are tools that provide a clear understanding of the specific economics behind manufacturing a particular product or service. Benefits range from improving efficiencies and delivering substantial costs savings (without cutting back on scope, quality, capabilities or suppliers’ profits), to improved supplier relationships.

The Challenge

Our Approach

Outcome

The deliverables included:

The models provided PDO with in-depth insights into the cost structure of the services in scope and target pricing for those services which allowed PDO to enter into fact-based contractor negotiations.