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We drive Operational Excellence by unlocking value for global energy, chemical and industrial companies.

Powerful, proprietary
8ight Drivers® tool

Our broad capabilities are enhanced by our 8ight Drivers® methodology, which provides critical information across eight facets of an organization: governance, leadership, behaviors and culture, systems and standards, competency, resources and allocation, risk management practices and external factors.

8ight Drivers® enables Pilko to identify and fix blind spots, prioritize leverage points, implement proven strategies and best practices, mitigate loss and unlock hidden value.

Highlights of our operational services

Operational & EHS Risks

  • Management systems
  • Process safety
  • Risk management processes
  • Risk workshops
  • Crisis management
  • Product stewardship

Organizational Capability

  • Leadership/executive coaching
  • Workforce capability to deliver desired results
  • Knowledge management and retention
  • Employee management processes and practices
  • Performance-based and collaborative culture

Capital Project Operational Readiness

  • Alignment workshops
  • Commissioning, startup and integration of new facilities
  • Reliability & maintainability integration
  • Project management discipline & execution

Turnaround Operational Readiness

  • Turnaround management best practices
  • Turnaround excellence key performance metrics
  • Turnaround planning and execution
  • Turnaround productivity
  • Turnaround real time cost tracking & reporting

Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices

  • Reliability centered design
  • Asset utilization metrics
  • High reliability organizational (HRO) culture
  • Root cause analysis
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Asset integrity
  • Alarm management
  • Bad actors and a programmatic approach to continuous improvement
  • Equipment strategies

Joint Venture Governance

  • Leadership assessment, development and succession planning
  • Evaluation of JV and shareholders’ cultures
  • Protocol for BOD engagement and communications

Value Enhancement

  • Sell, shutdown and capex assessment
  • Mechanical integrity assessment
  • Cultural evaluation and improvement
  • BOD education
  • Optimization during restructuring
  • Optimization during downturns

”The Pilko team that supported us had decades of relevant experience in leading and managing refinery and chemical plants. Utilizing the Pilko 8IGHT DRIVERS® methodology, they did a great job of assisting the executive team in determining key priorities needed to lead the organization forward on improving safety and business performance.“

Doreen Cole

Managing Director, Syncrude

”Pilko has the people and proven tools to minimize risks and drive operational performance within organizations. My experience is that the Pilko team adds organizational insight and value, and promotes excellence with their clients.“

John Lowe

Non-executive Chairman of the Board, Apache Corporation

”Their work on several high profile global assignments for us has been well designed and flawlessly executed. We consider them trusted advisors for operational/EHS risks.“

US-based Energy Company

Vice President, Downstream Global Portfolio Projects

”They don’t always say what you want to hear. You give the bad news as well as the good news…But they have real expertise and are one of the best-end-to-end providers.“

US-based Energy Company

Vice President

”They have a great understanding of operations and give you pragmatic advice. They also have the ability to give a very good presentation of good and bad news to executives. They say it the right way.“

Global Energy Firm


”The Pilko Team has advised Phillips 66 and our Joint Ventures in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. We value the practical insights of their Senior Advisors based upon their extensive Operational/EHS experience.“

Bob Herman

Phillips 66

”The Pilko assessment has been very useful in focusing our executive operating team on what we need to do to enhance our EHS performance throughout our company. We are making solid progress on our journey.“

US-based Energy Company

Senior Vice President

”Pilko played a key role for us in the preparation of our operations excellence management system. The quality of the resulting system is in large part testimony to the valuable guidance and insight that Pilko provided.“

Major Refining Company

Senior Vice President

”The strong and deep Pilko Team has been an invaluable resource to guiding our continuous Improvement programs in safety and operational excellence. Their advisors are knowledgeable, effective and organizationally sensitive – in other words, superb!“

Philip Rinaldi

CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions

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