Cenvous Energy is an integrated energy company that mines bichamin "tar sand" that is processed to produce crude oil. This process requires a heavy capital investment given the facilities and equipment involved to extract the heavy oil using steam is extensive.
Our engagement was to help Cenovus improve its capability maturity in its ability to deliver on large EPC projects that typically ran multi-billion dollar budgets. We developed an enterprise PMO, competency center, and professional community for the engineers/project managers who were managing these projects. Although this was not IT, our reputation, skill, and experience in developing or optimizing large-scale EPMOs preceded us and we were asked to take this on. The project was very successful and Cenovus went on to experience high rates of predictable success with their capital projects as a result of the work we did there.