• Aretê Consulting Limited provides advisory and management services to the oil and gas, and energy-related industry.
  • We offer a portfolio of services that bridge the Technical/Commercial, and Operations/Strategy Boundaries.
    • Strategy and Planning
    • Evaluation and Analysis
    • Project and Contract Management
    • Commercial and Business Services
  • We work with both domestic and international clients
  • Our people have extensive management and leadership experience, and are expert at balancing the strategic context with operational needs
  • Our input is particularly valued when assisting clients to resolve complex issues and decisions, and in situations that require the combination of technical competence and commercial acumen.

Relationship Models


Analysis and advice on specific client projects with support on further questions as they arise


Direct representation on client’s behalf on a range of commercial or regulatory matters including Joint Venture management support.


Working inside client's organisation as a member of a project team or short term assignments within client’s functional organisation backfilling, or complementing a specific short term need for additional skills.

Aretê Consulting Ltd

Strategy and Planning

Our team is experienced in developing and implementing strategy, and supporting that strategy with sound, practical plans.

  • Country Entry Strategies
  • Contract Strategies
  • Business Management Strategies
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Business and Operational Plans
  • Strategic Plans
  • Project and Activity Planning
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plans
Assignment Examples
  • Prepare country entry strategies for international E&P companies interested in entering New Zealand
  • Advise, develop, and assist with implementation of strategies for companies considering entry to the upstream oil and gas industry
  • Advise international client on exploration economics and assist in identifying capital raising strategy
  • Review, assess potential and make recommendations on outsourcing of operations and maintenance activities
  • Undertake assessment of long term skills required for upstream oil and gas operator
  • Prepare Asset Management Plans for major oil and gas fields
  • Prepare Stakeholder Engagement plan for major project

Evaluation and Analysis

Every significant business decision needs to be supported by some level of evaluation and analysis. By understanding of our clients' business environments, we deliver a practical and focused approach to the evaluation and analysis of strategies, projects and contracts.

  • Exploration Investment Assessments
  • Technical/Business Audits and Reviews
  • Field Development Investment Evaluation
  • Risk/Opportunity Assessment
  • Gas Market Analysis
  • Project Economics
Assignment Examples
  • Assess the economic threshold for hydrocarbon exploration and production in various New Zealand Basins
  • Undertake deterministic and probabilistic economic analyses of various exploration opportunities
  • Undertake Technical Due Diligence review as part of acquisition/divestment activities
  • Analysis of supply/demand picture for NZ gas industry

Project Management Services

Our people are proven performers in the practice of managing projects and contracts.

  • project processes
  • project definitions and charters
  • Plans and budgets
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Reporting and monitoring
  • Change control
  • Interface management
  • Contract preparation
  • Tendering and tender evaluation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Day-to-Day contract management
Project Services
  • audits and reviews
Assignment Examples
  • Advise and assist with design and implementation of project management systems
  • Project management support to New Zealand-based oil and gas developments
  • Identify, assess and monitor project risks
  • Manage electricity and gas supply tenders for major sites.
  • Oversee preparation of FEED work scope for “megaproject’’
  • Coordinate tender compilation for a major lump sum projects, define tender-evaluation criteria, oversee technical evaluations, and chair pre-award clarification meetings
  • Undertake budget reviews and project audits
  • Design and implement Operational Readiness Assurance Process for major onshore gas processing facility

Commercial and Business Services

Successful ventures require effective integration between the technical and non-technical aspects. Our capabilities include:

Commercial Services
  • Project processes
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Joint venture management
  • Management of regulatory interfaces
  • Gas contracts
Business Services
  • Business services projects
  • IT assessments and audits
  • Business plans
Assignment Examples
  • Negotiation of farm in/farm out deals for exploration acreage
  • Negotiation < implementation of Joint Venture Operating Agreements
  • Manage and negotiate divestment of a business unit
  • Contract strategies and negotiations for numerous engineering contracts
  • Facilitated HRIS Software selection
  • IT hardware and software audit
  • Delivery of Enterprise Risk Management Framework