Energy and utilities

Energy, chemicals and utilities

PwC's Strategy& India energy, chemicals and utilities practice works closely with organizations in the oil and gas, chemical, power, and alternative energy space to address their top-of-mind concerns as well as to drive their capabilities agenda. Our work includes addressing both strategic and operational issues that face the senior management across these organizations. Our consultants have consistently worked on cutting-edge business challenges and have helped frame solutions that build and sustain the “essential advantage” for our clients.

The India energy, chemicals and utilities team is a balanced mix of both consulting and industry veterans with access to a team of industry experts with significant Indian and global experience. Our recent Indian experience with energy, chemicals and utilities clients consists of projects across vision and corporate planning, growth strategy, diversification strategy, large-scale business process transformation, value realization, organization and change management, cost reduction, employee engagement, sourcing and procurement, and go-to-market strategy. We have deep expertise in critical business areas such as E&P, refining and marketing, fuel retail, gas, LNG, alternative energy, power generation, power transmission, coal, crude chemicals, coal chemicals, and specialty chemicals.

We are differentiated from our competitors in our ability to deliver implementable solutions to the client’s problems, with clear benefits realization, while effectively leveraging our local and global expertise.

Our thought leadership

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Chemicals companies can no longer afford to be passive about restructuring their business models or technological transformations.
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Roiled by global economic turmoil, untamed competition, and mind-numbing price swings, energy companies must be bold about transforming their business models.
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Companies in the utility sector should consider how to restructure financially, while navigating new regulations, distributed generation, and the evolving customer interface.

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Client examples

Business transformation

A global oil and gas and a large conglomerate in India engaged Strategy& India for end-to-end business transformation across its multiple businesses and functions. Its goal was to build a strong foundation for its future growth and significant investments, and the leadership team was directly involved. With a combined team of internal leaders and local and global experts, we developed a future-ready operating model for each business and function; created a detailed design of the organization, processes, systems, and governance structures; and performed a deep-dive on-the-ground implementation as “co-owners” over a period of more than two years.

LNG trading desk strategy

A major midstream and downstream natural gas player in India engaged Strategy& India to set up an LNG trading desk based on industry best practices. In addition to developing a business plan for the LNG trading activity, we also helped the client build an operating model based on best practices along four key dimensions: trading governance and performance management, organization and manpower, detailed trading processes, and LNG shipping requirements. An implementation road map and time line were created to kick-start the LNG trading activities.

Defining the IT architecture

A major Indian oil and gas company was implementing standard systems-based processes leveraging SAP and other bolt-on solutions. The client engaged Strategy& India to help define its target IT architecture with a focus on processes and applications. Our team created the baseline of as-is applications and data architecture by business and function. We developed process application maps (overlay of process models and applications) and interface maps and defined target process and application architecture. We also rationalized the application landscape by identifying redundant applications.