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We know downstream oil and gas.

Opportune has proven commercial success for clients engaged in the refining, processing, marketing, and distribution of hydrocarbons.

Knowledge of both global and regional and downstream markets, refined crude and gas products, and petrochemicals makes us the best consultants to assist downstream clients.

Our strategies that meet the dynamic financial, operational and tax challenges of the downstream business.

We are petrochemical experts.

Our extensive knowledge of the petrochemicals business encompasses both the olefins and aromatics value chains. This positions us to advise our clients and drive results on:

  • Feedstock Sourcing
  • Manufacturing & Extraction
  • Financial Reporting
  • Technology Deployment
  • Business Transformations

We are trusted process and procedure experts.

Our team improved refining system operations, increases capacity, identifies technological and digital solutions as well as provides:

  • Value Chain Planning & Optimization 
  • M&A Support 
  • Financial Advisory 
  • Commercial Operations, Risk, Trading & Marketing
  • Process & Technology
  • Supply Predictive Analytics (SPA)
  • SAP Business Objects
  • Statistical Modeling

Case Studies

DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ETRM SUPPORT

PBF Holding Company, LLC, (PBF) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants, and other petroleum products in the United States. PBF initially engaged Opportune to help define its overall IT s... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ANDEAVOR: SAP S/4 HANA IMPLEMENTATION

Andeavor (“the Company”), acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp. in 2018, is an oil refining company headquartered in San Antonio, TX. Opportune LLP worked as a part of the SAP delivery organization to assist Andeavor to deliver “Project One”, the program to implement a full suite of SAP S/4 HANA. Th... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: MASS BALANCE/INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Opportune is partnering with an undisclosed oil refiner (“the Client”). The complexity of the refinery and its strategic position allow it to be ideally situated to participate in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulation, which will require ocean-going vessels to cap the amount... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: IT INFRASTRUCTURE & SYSTEMS CUTOVER

The Company engaged Opportune to manage the IT infrastructure and systems cutover plan. This included assessing the scope of systems being transitioned, coordinating the various teams and monitoring the progress and issues during the cutover weekend. Opportune was also engaged as the project manage... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: UNDISCLOSED: COMMODITY TRADING & RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION

Undisclosed Oil & Gas Co. is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world. Annually ranked near the top of global and U.S. Fortune 500 lists for more than 50 years, it is a recognized leader in the oil and gas industry. Undisclosed Oil & Gas Co. has re-evaluated their practices in commo... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AND SAP HANA IMPLEMENTATION

Undisclosed Gas Company is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world. Annually ranked in the top of Global and US Fortune 500 lists for more than 50 years, it is a recognized leader in the oil and gas industry. Undisclosed Gas Company engaged Opportune to lead Supply Predictive Analy... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ENABLING COMMERCIAL SUCCESS

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sunoco is part of the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. family of companies. Sunoco engaged Opportune’s Process and Technology practice to implement an integrated Energy Trade Risk Management (ETRM) System solution to support their Retail and Marketing busi... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT & ETRM IMPLEMENTATION

Monroe Energy, LLC (Monroe) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) and operates the 185,000 bpd refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania (Trainer Refinery). In 2011, the Trainer Refinery was idled and ceased operations until late June 2012, when the refinery was officially acquired... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ETRM DELIVERY

PBF Holding Company LLC (PBF) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants, and other petroleum products in the United States. PBF engaged Opportune to perform as subject matter experts, provi... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: SAP IMPLEMENTATION

PBF Energy (PBF) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstock, lubricants, and other petroleum products in the United States. Opportune has a relationship with PBF, and they engaged our Process and Technol... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: TAX: ETRM SYSTEM AND SABRIX IMPLEMENTATION

PBF Energy (PBF) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of petroleum products in the United States. PBF recently completed its IPO and continues to grow rapidly. Opportune was initially engaged to implement PBF’s ETRM system (RightAngle) and was further engaged by the Ta... [...]

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DOWNSTREAM: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ERP & ETRM SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

PBF Energy (“PBF”) is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. As a growth organization which successfully completed its IPO, PBF needed a f... [...]

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Kent Landrum

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