Solomon Benchmarking

Natural Gas Transmission Study

Solomon's Natural Gas Transmission Study provides in-depth analysis of performance relative to best performers and selected peer groups.

Solomon's Worldwide Natural Gas Transmission System Performance Analysis (Natural Gas Transmission Study) provides a comprehensive look at worldwide natural gas pipeline operating performance. Solomon’s studies give you two perspectives—the big picture of where you stand compared to your peers and the details you need to take an informed and targeted approach to improving performance.

Why Choose Solomon's Natural Gas Transmission Study?

In addition to demonstrating how your company is performing in total cash expenditures compared to other industry participants, our analysis uses specific divisors to give you a true view of where you stand in various areas:

  • Manageable Non-Volume Expenditures (MNVE): Reflecting manageable or controllable fixed costs, MNVE per Equivalent Pipeline Complexity (EPC™) provides a basis for realistically identifying cost-based performance improvement areas.
  • Maintenance Costs: The study analyzes maintenance costs, an important subset of cash operating expenditures and MNVE, by function and activity to provide different perspectives for measuring performance.
  • Personnel Costs and Work Hours: Solomon provides personnel cost and work hour metrics that compare your performance to a target group of best-in-industry performers.
  • Energy Costs: Solomon separates energy costs into two components—unit energy cost and energy consumption. Energy consumption per trillion cubic foot-mile (Tcf-mi) (per cubic meter-kilometer (m³-km)) is comparable globally for pipeline size and other peer groups.

How It Works

Participation in the study allows you to accurately measure current asset performance, providing a sound and consistent basis for managing continuous process improvements:

  • Step 1: We assist you in selecting the correct combination of business units to maximize value for your Natural Gas Transmission Study.
  • Step 2: We provide you with industry tried-and-tested training, input forms, and instructions to efficiently collect data for your facilities.
  • Step 3: We segregate the data into the categories that most affect the operational and financial performance of gas transmission systems, and then normalize the data to provide an accurate comparison of diverse operations.
  • Step 4: We provide you with an analysis of your performance — the areas where you are doing well and those where you have room to improve.

The end result is a means to support the financial and operational optimization of your pipeline operations.