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Oil, Gas and Energy Sector in Australia

The Oil, Gas, and Energy sector is essential to our economy, serving as its driving force. Any disruptions in production or price volatility can send shockwaves through all other industries. Numerous challenges plague Oil, Gas, and Energy companies, with carbon emissions being a prominent concern. While there’s a move from fossil fuels to renewables, it’s not an immediate shift. Storing energy for renewables poses a significant challenge. As our infrastructure is heavily based on oil and gas, this makes the switch to renewables more complex. Market trends and the push for cleaner energy have made it difficult to secure new investments in the Oil and Gas sector. The boom-and-bust cycles of the industry hinder infrastructural upgrades. Geopolitical issues are always a factor in this sector. Companies can only avert or lessen risks.

Importance of Oil, Gas and Energy Sector for Australia

Businesses in the Oil, Gas, and Energy sector extend their importance beyond simply powering economies—they’re a substantial source of employment opportunities, with roles in varied fields from engineering and geology to finance and IT. This sector contributes meaningfully to the global GDP, both through its primary operations and its wide value chain encompassing suppliers, contractors, and other service providers. Furthermore, investments in this sector influence national security considerations, with energy self-sufficiency being a central part of many countries’ strategic agendas. While renewable energy is gaining traction, the consistent reliability and widespread availability of oil and gas, particularly in developing nations, affirm their ongoing relevance. This sector is a primary tax revenue stream for many governments, thereby supporting the financing of public services and infrastructure initiatives.

Valenta and the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector in Australia


Large Oil, Gas, and Energy companies, alongside big multinationals, have long exploited consulting services, digital transformation firms, and staffing providers. They have led the way in embracing AI and ML, and deploying RPA for back-office duties. These multinationals have also made good use of staff augmentation, going as far as outsourcing whole departments and business functions. In contrast, medium-sized and regional players in this sector have been slower to adopt technological and staffing solutions, but this is gradually changing. Valenta is experiencing increased demand for services from such companies. We are well-versed in all the technological advancements and innovations that today’s Oil, Gas, and Energy sector demands. Our Managing Partners are based in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, and the EU, many with industry-specific backgrounds. Working with other in-region consultants and offshore consultants, developers, and outsourced

The Top Challenges for the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector

Based on our experience and conversations with clients.

below are the top challenges faced by today’s Oil, Gas and Energy sector.  Valenta can assist with all of these challenges through a combination of Process Consulting, Digital Transformation and Staff Augmentation :

  • Carbon emissions concerns
  • New investments
  • Emphasis on sustainable energy
  • Decreasing infrastructure investment
  • Government regulation
  • Geopolitical risk
  • Price volatility
  • Supply and demand risks
  • Cost containment
  • Operational improvement
  • Talent retention
  • Staffing

How Valenta Assists the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector?

At Valenta we can aid with today’s challenges and provide services that address cost containment freeing up cash to address other issues. We can also help implement strategies and technology to mitigate supply and demand risks and price volatility. We can apply AI and ML to costing and procurement and provide data analysis and business intelligence solutions and services to our clients in the Oil, Gas and Energy space. We can assist Oil, Gas and Energy companies when it comes to staffing. We provide new economy and information economy roles like Big Data Specialists, Cloud Engineers, RPA Developers, DevOps Engineers, Data Security Analysts, Cyber Security Engineers, and more. Valenta also provides traditional BPO services like accounting, bookkeeping, administration, billing staff, digital marketers, IT staff, software administrators and more.

Valenta can help Oil, Gas and Energy companies in the following ways.

Process, build


Oil, Gas and Energy companies cannot afford to waste time or have inefficiencies in their organizations. Process issues appear frequently in companies who are undergoing change like the ones in Oil, Gas and Energy. We look for waste in all processes and have staff available for process mapping, task mapping and business optimization.

Repeatability, Execution


Excellence in execution is essential. Great ideas and goals are only the beginning. Successfully implementing new strategies, projects, and plans is the difference between success and failure. We help our Oil, Gas and Energy clients flawlessly execute. 

innovation, discover, BUILDING


Innovation is a key to success for all businesses. The competition, customers, and the business environment are always changing. Innovation is how Oil, Gas and Energy companies can stay ahead of the competition and be where their customers will be.  We help our clients to be nimble and agile. 



Developing and executing the right growth strategies is critical. Our clients benefit from bringing in our expertise for hire. We can provide actionable strategies for our Oil, Gas and Energy clients plus detailed plans for how to get desired outcomes and results.


Digital Transformation

There is a tremendous need for all companies to automate and adapt to new technologies and ways of doing business, and Oil, Gas and Energy companies are no different.  Having skills for this internally can be challenging.  Valenta implements solutions such as AI for data analysis and prediction, plus RPA to automate business functions at competitive pricing and as a service.  Offloading this to us, Oil, Gas and Energy companies focus on their core business. 



In today’s environment a business must grow or die. One of the most painful challenges is sustainable and profitable growth. Our team of partners, consultants, developers, and back office staff can implement a myriad of growth strategies for Oil, Gas and Energy companies to strike the right balance of growth and profits.



The bottom line is crucial.  Maintaining profitability and healthy cash flow is something every business must pay close attention to. Oil, Gas and Energy companies are no different. Valenta can identify opportunities for efficiency gains and can provide ROIs for all client projects. 

Support. Staffing


If current employees are under-skilled or not able to fulfill the requirements of positions, Valenta’s team of skilled and fully trained individuals can meet requirements. Hiring is time-consuming and there are not always skills available within budget.  Staff Augmentation can bridge the gap of competencies and economics. 

Services Valenta Provides for the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector



An end-to-end solution, from strategy to implementation. Specializing in turning strategies into measurable and sustainable results.

Valenta provides Consulting services that can be of great value to the Oil, Gas and Energy segment. We can assist companies in this space streamline their exploration efforts, their back office, supply chains, order entry, billing, customer support, accounting, finance and HR processes for peak efficiency and lowest cost. Savings generated can be devoted to exploration, enhancing infrastructure, or upgrading software platforms. Valenta can also look for ways to use AI and ML to streamline procurement, billing, order intake, and other business interactions.

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Digital Transformation

Streamline workflows and improve productivity across business units. Implementing powerful tools to provide businesses with an unparalleled competitive edge.

Valenta Digital Transformation services can leverage AI and ML for exploration efforts and streamline back office processes by leveraging RPA.  We can also utilize RPA for critical procurement, finance, and accounting workflows. Our services can be deployed with flexible SaaS models. Conversational AI solutions can be deployed to make Oil, Gas and Energy support staff more efficient and better informed. All Valenta services are easy to scale up and ramp down which can be of great value to Energy companies.

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Support. Staffing

Staff Augmentation

Focus on growing your business, let us take care of the rest and save up to 60% on staffing costs.

Oil, Gas and Energy companies can also benefit from Valenta Staff Augmentation services. Hard to fill Software Developers, Data Analysts and Big Data Specialists can be supplied for better operations and decision making.  Back office roles like accountants, bookkeepers, IT staff, and more can be filled quickly and cost effectively so that the maximum amount of resources can be dedicated to field positions and other strategic roles.

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Heat Maps for Oil, Gas and Energy Sector Processes

Many processes lend themselves to automation in the Oil, Gas and Energy space. Please find the following Heat Map highlighting the Supply Chain area that is one of the best places to start with automation and digital transformation in the Oil, Gas and Energy segment. 

Supply Chain Management

Automation and AI in the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector

Oil, Gas and Energy companies can very effectively leverage AI, ML and RPA.

The oil and gas industry are broken down into three segments being upstream, midstream, and downstream. Upstream businesses consist of companies involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas and are often referred to as E&P exploration and production companies.

Midstream businesses are those that are focused on transportation and are characterized by shipping, trucking, pipelines, and storing of raw materials. Downstream businesses are refineries responsible for converting the oil and gas to products such as gasoline, jet fuel, heating oil and more; as well as the businesses involved in product marketing and finished product distribution to the customer.

Robotic Process Automation can be deployed in each of the above segments and add great value. Organizations operating in each of the segments above are large scale businesses employing several thousands of employees leading to significant volumes of tasks to be processed, be it in finance and accounting, human resources, or IT.  Due to the nature of these businesses, they also engage with several vendors and therefore have huge procurement teams in place to ensure vendor registration and documentation takes place in a compliant manner.

RPA can not only streamline several processes within this sector but also save massive operating costs and increase efficiencies across the organization.

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The Oil, Gas and Energy businesses can benefit from Valenta services. We have partners and staff onboard who understand this sector and who have experience with Oil, Gas and Energy. Everything we do at Valenta is about helping companies focus on and have time for what they do best and their core mission. We do this through process consulting, digital transformation, the automation of tasks, and by providing staff augmentation.   Valenta is focused exclusively on SMB clients, typically enterprise customers with 10-1,000 employees. We have Managing Partners located in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, the EU, and Australia.  Our Managing Partners work with other onshore consultants, plus offshore consultants, developers, and managers of outsourced staff to deliver the best services to our clients. Please reach out here to locate a Managing Partner in your area.

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