About Us

Boston Strategies International is a consultancy that compresses the lead time and reduces cost in gas, oil, and renewable power supply chains by up to 30% through technology development, value chain engineering, strategic sourcing, and supply contract negotiation. We build ongoing project management competency and leadership by transferring our knowledge, analytical tools, and data to in-house staff during every engagement.

Our clients typically hire us when major events stretch or exceed their internal capabilities, for example:

  • Legislative Reform: Regulators are evaluating or have already passed new legislation that impacts industry value chains and contracts, usually stemming from market liberalization, sectoral restructuring, or mandates such as local content or clean energy
  • Technologically Challenging Project: A project involves a methodology or a higher degree of technological reliability or durability than before, such as  thin film solar PV or installation in arctic or deepwater subsea conditions, entailing significantly higher costs and different suppliers
  • Cost Over-Runs: A project has extensive cost over-runs, or is the subject of substantial claims, or has entered litigation
  • Strategic Diversification: A company branches into a non-core energy business (e.g., a traditional energy company building windfarms, or an upstream company evaluating whether to build downstream facilities)
  • Mega-Capital Program: A mega-capital program involves larger investment than the company has undertaken in the past, raising complex and interrelated questions of capacity, price, and lead time, even with familiar types of services and equipment
  • Emerging National Energy Co.: A state-led company with relatively little previous experience in international contracting seeks to develop its internal procurement capability and supply market

Our Services

Economic & Fiscal Impact Studies

BSI is the source for supply chain economics, having pioneered many of the analytical and economic methods in the early 2000s. We have used our actual experience with sourcing and supply chain optimization projects to develop accurate coefficients and multipliers for modeling the value chain impacts of investment, sales, and pricing scenarios.

Value Chain Strategies

Boston Strategies International’s strategic planning engagements help suppliers identify and pursue lucrative markets that are aligned with their core strengths. Our process consists of four major steps: external analysis, internal analysis, formulation of strategic options, and implementation planning

Cost Reduction Projects

BSI offers Major Capital Project (MCP) cost estimates based on Activity-Based Costing (ABC) and benchmarks. We verify and validate by benchmarking the projects against similar projects, and by “fitting” the cost of major components to the specific engineering requirements of each project based on our proprietary “price cubes.”

Cyber Security

We offer proactive threat prevention, detection, and remediation throughout gas, oil, and power supply chains through multi-tier security certification, technical contract and subcontract analysis, contract administration, activity logging, correlation analysis, and threat hunting.

Training, Organisation & Development

BSI offers executive search; organization design and structure including job analysis, descriptions and Key Performance Indicators; certification courses; and workshops to help you build the capability you need to be competitive in today’s marketplace.

Dispute Resolution Services

Owners, operators & service providers such as law firms, investment banks, and private equity firms engage BSI to serve as an advisor and expert witness. Our dispute resolution services cover contract interpretation, contract administration, and contract dispute.

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