So…What do we do?

Industrial engineers apply science, mathematics, and engineering methods to complex system integration and operations. It’s the role of the industrial engineer to constantly identify weakness and opportunities for improvement within the business.

Why hire an Industrial Engineer in Oil and Gas? Industrial engineers have a specific mindset, we are trained to save companies money. This requires deep knowledge on how to integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy.

What skills are industrial engineers trained in? Project management, LEAN engineering, big data analysis, critical thinking, strategic planning, adaptability, and interpersonal communication.

What makes LEAN Oilfield Solutions® different?

Based on the proven methodology behind LEAN Manufacturing, FTR’s proprietary system is tailored specifically for the oilfield. The unique system simplifies traditional LEAN while encompassing all areas of oilfield process improvement and incorporates the use of:

  • Front end user input
  • Simple checklists
  • Visual aids
  • Reporting and incentives

We have, can, and will…

  • Optimize large scale high risk operations
  • Simplify complex repetitive tasks
  • Implement effective front line change
  • Sustain gains and promote forward thinking

Contact us if you’re interested improving operational efficiency!

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
Along with LEAN Oilfield Solutions® FTR offers a wide range of services.  


  • Continuous Improvement Events (Kaizen)
  • Visual aids (Andon)
  • PDCA – Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Mistake proofing
  • Time studies
  • Checklists
  • Waste reduction (Muda)
  • Bottleneck analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Lessons learned

Read more – World Oil Magazine


  • Time lapse videos
  • Move plan development
  • Procedures and checklists
  • Night moves
  • Pre move meetings
  • Third party coordination
  • Daily management and reporting
  • Visual aids
  • Lessons learned post move
  • Fleet performance tracking
  • Quarterly reporting
  • Design recommendations

Read more – Drilling Contractor Magazine (published before forming FTR)

Take a look in our book (co-authored by FTR)

Download SPE Paper


  • Tripping pipe
  • Drilling connections
  • Running casing
  • Nipple up/down
  • Rigging up BHA
  • Pad site layouts

Read more – FTR presents to the IADC “Shark Tank”

Well Control

  • IADC Certified Well Control Facilitator
  • WellSharp – Call us to set up your class
    • Intro, Driller, Supervisor
  • Rig Training


  • Social media Kaizen events
  • On site rig surveys
  • Equipment and process design validation
  • Industry wide surveys **take the rig move survey now**

Create your own user feedback survey

Completions Studies

  • Cost and waste reduction

**We want to study the completion process – at no cost to you**