The Leader in Oilfield Process Improvement

Flat Time Reduction® is an industrial engineering company based in Houston, TX.  We specialize in bridging the field to office engineering gap for our clients; resulting in efficient drilling operations, faster production, and a lower cost per barrel.   

Our qualified team of industry experts are capable of improving any process within any operation.  

FTR’s Difference = Oilfield experience, field data, and boots on the ground.



Flat Time Reduction’s Mission

Position our clients for success by locating and developing their operational sweet spot.


Rig Mobilization Efficiency

Flat Time Analysis

Well Control



What Our Clients Have To Say

  • We partnered with FTR for 2 years (2014 – 2016) with a common goal of reducing move times between pads and reducing walking time between wells. They achieved buy in from rig managers and crews through shared information and LEAN Solutions. The results were a 49% reduction in move times between locations and a 53% reduction in walking time between wells. I would highly recommend FTR and their engineering approach to streamline rig operations.

    Ed Jacob
    President & COO, Independence Contract Drilling (ret)
    2015 IADC Chairman
    2014 IADC Contractor of the Year
  • A 40% improvement in Flat Time shows a strong example of what can be attained when a team is committed to continuous improvement. The engineers at FTR were a huge part of our success.

    Global Oil and Gas Operator
    Operations Manager
  • We were very impressed by FTR’s ability to gain the respect of our rig crews. They took the time necessary to build good relationships with my team. The end result was a significant decrease in mobilization and nipple up times across the entire fleet.

    Mid-Size Drilling Contractor
    Vice President of Operations