South America

RLG first went into South America in 1994, at Trouw Suralim, a fish food plant that served the growing salmon farm business in Southern Chile. Paul Rosenberg was our first project manager pioneer into South America, with Spanish speaking clients.  

From that successful project, nominated for RLG’s prestigious Best of the Best award, RLG joined forces with Asseraderos Mininco, part of CMPC, the largest forestry company in Latin America. Our fruitful partnership with CMPC had begun and sawmill, remanufacturing, and forest products projects followed. 

Our work in the early years included some unusual focal points, in addition to the Operating Rhythm and Project Excellence that we deliver today:

  • Working and coaching the board managing the sale of Trouw Chile from BP Nutrition to Nutreco
  • Creating and executing a profitability and margin recovery plan to save CMPC’s Remanufacturing Plant from closing due to macroeconomic pressures
  • The first crew talks in the forest with logging crews, transforming safety and performance

Today, Brazil is our South American base in one of the largest emerging economies in the world, and notably, a new frontier for offshore deep water exploration and drilling. RLG has been working in Brazil’s oil and gas industry since 2010, helping oil and gas companies to improve performance results.

We started in offshore drilling efficiency and safety but have since grown this early success to include work with Petrobras and their Foreign- and Brazilian-owned partners in drilling and support. Project areas include:

  • Downtime elimination in blow out preventer maintenance
  • Capital project retrofit of offshore drilling equipment
  • Drilling efficiency, safety and KPI attainment

We appreciate the value of including locals amongst our team and we presently have a lineup of local Brazilians and others who rotate into projects from around the world.

We have been partnering with South American businesses for more than 24 years and we are excited about our future there.

“I feel there has been serious value added to our operation due to your willingness to help in all areas of coaching on safety and performance while helping our guys understand how to work better with our existing systems as well as bringing new concepts and ideas to the table.”

Offshore Installation Manager

“RLG has proved its value. The coaching provided, especially to capture, track and follow up on lessons learned and action items have helped us to make tremendous improvements on BOP maintenance operations.”

Subsea Consultant

“The coaching is really working out! I was surprised and excited when I went onboard and realized that even the roustabouts knew what their goals were.”

Operational Manager

Case Studies

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Drilling Rig 5-Year Overhaul Project

Oil & Gas
Capital Projects
South America
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Continuous Improvement Between Well Maintenance

Oil & Gas
South America
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