Petroleum Project Management

Course Description

The oil & gas industry is notorious for being unsettled and subject to sharp fluctuations in the price of oil & gas. Huge flexibility and resilience coupled with effective risk management are required to plan and deliver projects and programmes in this volatile industry. While Exploration & Production (E & P) are a critical part of the oil & gas industry, nevertheless, without an effectively implemented project/programme management methodology, oil & gas projects/programmes hit snags, delays and incur extra expenditure.

 

Course Objectives

This course which focuses in the oil and gas industry as context will benefit and help you to increase/improve your:

  • Ability to more accurately define scope of work and costs
  • Commercial and Project Management (PM) awareness
  • Handling smaller Projects vs. larger projects
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Problem avoidance and solving skills
  • Risk analysis and management skills
  • Leadership and motivation skills for work force
  • Dealings with vendors, inspectors and contractors
  • Dealings with changes, variation orders and claims
  • Handling of ‘scope of work creep’ and going over time and budget
  • Knowhow - how to avoid costly mistakes
  • Knowhow - how to deliver on time and budget
  • Knowhow – how to save your company 6-figure sums
  • Knowhow and resume and get promoted

 

Who Should Attend

technical/discipline engineers, project engineers, team leaders, project office staff, project coordinators, project estimators, project planners, project managers, programme managers, IT managers, risk managers, compliance managers, change managers, chief executive officers, chief marketing officers, chief operation officers, chief financial officers, finance managers, facilities’ managers, health & safety managers, quality and reliability managers, production managers, accountants and auditors.

 

Continuing Professional Development

35 HOURS CPD

 

Course Content

Day 1

Overview of the oil & gas industry

  • Background and development of the oil & gas industry
  • New innovative techniques to explore and produce oil & gas
  • Major challenges and risks in the oil & gas industry
  • How to effectively analyse and manage these risks
  • The difference between project management and programme management
  • Interaction between contract management and project/programme management
  • Video
  • Case study/Example
  • Exercise

 

Day 2

Project/Programme scope of work and planning

  • How to scope an oil & gas project/programme and its deliverables
  • How to plan and schedule an oil & gas project/programme
  • Estimation of CTR – Cost, Time, Resource to deliver results
  • More about CTR - part 2
  • WBS – Work Breakdown Structure
  • Roles & responsibilities of project/programme personnel
  • Video
  • Case study/Example
  • Exercise

 

Day 3

Project/Programme progress reporting and communication

  • What is included in project/programme quality and productivity
  • How to measure project/programme quality and productivity
  • What is earned value and WIP – Work in Progress (percentage complete)
  • What are project/programme communications and what they include
  • What are project/programme progress reports and what they include
  • How do progress reports interact with communications?
  • Video
  • Case study/Example
  • Exercise

 

Day 4

Project/Programme processes

  • What is project documentation and what it includes
  • What is configuration management in project/programme management
  • What are Project/Programme procedures and what they include
  • Project/Programme SLA – Service Level Agreement
  • The central role of PMO – Project/Programme Management Office
  • More about the central role of PMO – part 2
  • Video
  • Case study/Example
  • Exercise

 

Day 5

Project/Programme change control and completion

  • Project/Programme terminology and data dictionary in practice
  • Project/Programme change control and RFC – Request for Change
  • Impact analysis and implications of RFC - approval/rejection
  • Project/Programme completion, commissioning, testing and handover
  • Training of personnel in the products delivered by the Project/Programme 
  • Post mortem and lessons learnt after project/programme completion
  • Video
  • Case study/Example
  • Exercise

 

 

Location

Date

 

Houston, Texas, United States

 

 

11-15 September 2017

 

 

London, United Kingdom

 

 

16-20 October 2017

 

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

 

5-9 November 2017

 

 

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