Oil, Gas & Mining

We are deeply embedded in the Oil & Gas and Mining business. Our global industry team is geographically dispersed in the key O&G and Mining business centres around the world, which enables constant contact with the major players in the industry. Our team regularly interacts to share those insights and stay ahead of the trends that are shaped by the ever changing environment.

Protiviti’s structure enables us to quickly pull together diverse teams that can assist clients with the dynamic challenges that have a wide range of impacts across the business. Couple that with our unique enterprise model under Robert Half and you have a firm that can assist you with operational and resource challenges, along with deep business and technology consulting.

2024 Top Risks in the Energy & Utilities Industry

Resistance to change has long been a hallmark of the energy and utilities industry. But forward-thinking leaders are realizing that the only status quo that will allow their businesses to evolve operationally, digitally and culturally to meet new demands and expectations, drive innovation, and help share the energy industry of the future is one of continuous changes and strategic risk-taking.

Our Expertise

Protiviti brings an experienced team of professionals whose expertise spans accounting, finance, operations, marketing, supply chain, data analytics, digital innovation, compliance and cybersecurity for the oil, gas and mining industries.

Sectors we serve

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Upstream Oil & Gas

New Summary: Uncertainty with prices requires E&P’s to have a dynamic approach to capital, cost, and risk management. Protiviti helps manage risks and capitalise on opportunities in creative ways. This results in responding to the challenges today and prepared for the future.

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Oilfield Services

OFS companies are at the leading edge of adapting technology and leveraging engineering expertise to innovate in the field. Protiviti’s energy team helps optimise the business and systems to respond to the challenges they face today and as they embrace the future.

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Midstream Oil & Gas

Moving products or other liquids in the industry continues to evolve as global unrest, ESG, and other factors impact companies. Our professionals possess finance, technology, accounting and engineering backgrounds to work together to assist with these impacts.

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Downstream Oil & Gas

Refining, marketing, and retail operations are critical to consumers. Our energy team brings a unique approach combined with real-world experience necessary to solve the problems facing management in the dynamic and changing industry of downstream oil and gas.

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Protiviti works with some of the largest international mining companies to improve efficiency, boost productivity and mitigate risk. Our industry experts have years of experience working across the mining sector, involving many metals and industrial minerals.


Our services for Oil, Gas and Mining

In today’s rapidly evolving environment, a trusted advisor — who not only provides relevant insights but delivers a combination of strategic vision, proven expertise and practical experience — can enhance the value of your business. Our consulting experts in the industry provide solutions tailored to your organisation and industry’s unique needs in the following areas:

Optimise operations during challenging times

Operational efficiency

Identify the people, processes and systems to optimise operations during challenging times:

  • Drive efficiency and scalability while optimising functions critical to business
  • Make the best use of technology and resources to optimise supply chain and working capital
Optimise operations during challenging times
Utilise new technologies to improve performance

Digital and advanced analytics

Understand the opportunities represented by new technologies and apply them to improve performance:

  • Leverage machine learning and AI to support advanced analytics
  • Identify improvements and adopt digital transformation initiatives, such as robotic process automation
  • Utilise data and advanced analytics to improve productivity and revamp processes
Provide greater assurance for the safety and resiliency

IT and OT cybersecurity

Provide solutions, advisory, and assessment services to reduce cybersecurity and compliance risks and better protect key systems and critical data. Our OT security team is highly experienced with leading frameworks compliance regulations and provide greater assurance for the safety and resiliency of operational environments:

  • Protiviti’s team of Security & Privacy professionals have industry-specific experience assisting clients with mitigating cybersecurity risks across each of the domains (Identity, Security Monitoring, Security Strategy, Data Protection, etc.)
  • Our team of OT Security experts understand the unique safety and operational challenges of OT environments and have experience providing assisting clients with improving the security and resiliency of their production environments/networks.
Provide greater assurance for the safety and resiliency
Embrace new technologies and ways of thinking to drive business forward

Technology modernisation & innovation summary

Embrace enhanced technology and new ways of thinking to drive the business forward. Sample services include:

  • Establish technology strategy and architecture
  • Support IT modernisation through selection and implementation of systems and tools
  • Build an inspiring organisational culture that promotes innovation and creative thinking
  • Conduct ideation sessions to inspire team creativity
Increasing performance and efficiency

Performance improvement & managed services summary

Realise increased performance and efficiency in finance and accounting, integration, cash acceleration and more:

  • Offload peak volume and transaction processing backlogs
  • Design and implement shared services model
Increasing performance and efficiency
Capitalise on strategic opportunities

Transaction services

Support the evolution of the business to capitalise on strategic opportunities:

  • Supporting all stages of public company readiness using Protiviti’s accounting, IT, and compliance expertise
  • Analyse and support merger and acquisition integrations, restructuring and liquidity management
Essential to survive in the marketplace

Sustainability (ESG)

Sustainability continues to evolve as companies recognise supporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is essential to survive in the marketplace. Sustainability defines an organisation, setting it apart from its competitors while impacting the whole organisation in varying ways and intensities. While many companies are aware they must act, they find it difficult to strategically tackle the issue.

  • Assist Clients in ESG Data and Reporting
  • Assess Sustainability Programme Maturity
  • Design Internal Controls focused in Sustainability Governance
Essential to survive in the marketplace
Confidence to meet changing business challenges

Next-Gen internal audit

Use internal audit to gain insight and grow confidence to meet ever changing business challenges:

  • Convert internal audit into a resource for business knowledge and analysis
  • Develop solutions that address complex business and industry compliance challenges

Offshore Drilling Firm Finds Major Savings Through Source-To-Pay Assessment, Spend Analysis, Category Management

Protiviti conducted a complete source-to-pay assessment, from spend analysis and contract management to procurement function governance; implemented a spend analytics platform to conduct analysis to create a sourcing wave plan; implemented a category management function and led sourcing events to drive savings.