Andrew Kavanagh, our VP of Business Development had the great opportunity to speak at #APPEA2018 in Adelaide, Australia last week. The APPEA Conference & Exhibition is the Australian oil and gas industry’s premier annual event, and we were thrilled to be on-site networking and taking in the event. Andy was asked to speak on a panel discussing resilient supply chains and what they look like in the new energy market. Following is an excerpt of Andy’s session:
“Crafting relationships with reliable vendors of quality products and services is only a small piece of what this seminar is about. Making the supply chain work for you is a matter of trusting the knowledge and expertise of your providers. At NEXT, our purpose is to listen, and to consult, so that our customers can maximize their investment with the right solution. That requires a commitment to collaboration, iteration, and communication from all parties.
Compressor packages, when engineered to the scope and spec often requested in international applications, can represent incredible levels of expenditure. Consider that natural gas compression equipment relies on thousands of highly engineered parts, each working flawlessly in unison. The degree of intricacy in these units creates the need to lean heavily on members of the supply chain, to allow information and experiences to flow through. There is no shortcut available, and failure to maximize the supply chain’s contributions to a project can result in avoidable mistakes. At NEXT, we’ve learned to use the supply chain, but we aren’t the final stop.
We see an Australia that is primed to become a global leader in the LNG and energy markets. We believe that if Australian end-users can use the supply chain to its full potential, it will be a fundamental next step on the path to “[…] a win-win for the LNG operators, the Australian oil and gas service sector, the government and the country” (Ready or Not, Accenture, 2015).”
If we missed you at APPEA or if you’re interested in connecting for more information on the event, please don’t hesitate to connect with our team.