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Managing Capital Projects in Oil & Gas

The Oil & Gas sector is able to maintain its leading position on the modern industrial market mostly due to the successful planning and implementing of various projects. But the bigger the project is, the higher the impact and cost of every single mistake. Of course, doing projects is a risky business in every sector but in oil and gas especially. However, the majority of costly mistakes in oil & gas projects could be calculated and avoided by following certain rules.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

The training program includes discussion on the unique nature of Oil & Gas projects and covers the key issues of each project cycle, project best practice and the most efficient ways to mitigate project risk. By attending our event you’ll understand how to apply the most useful instruments for successful project management in Oil & Gas industry. Learning from our highly experienced trainer-expect will allow you to increase project delivery effectiveness through knowledge about planning and execution of capital projects.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for Project Directors and Managers, Quality Managers, Project Discipline Managers, Project Engineers, Project Owners, Project Contractors key personnel, Business Analysts, Risk Managers & Auditors, Operations, Maintenance and Plant Managers, Management Systems Consultants

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Project Execution System
• Key Project cycles from Business Idea through Authorization to Project Closeout – specifics, key issues, deliverables, impact on entire projects
• Project Management System of a company – background for successful projects
• Project Planning – Preparation is everything. Components of the Front-End stages and their importance for project success. Specifics of Greenfield, Brownfield and TAR (Turnaround) projects
• Engineering Practices – Value Improving stage-by-stage, what for?

Keeping the project on track
• Project Teams – a key factor of successful project. From Core to Full, to Expanded team – “who is onboard?” stage by stage of the Project Turnovers and their impact on project costs
• Project Controls – what and how could be controlled not to let the project slip and overrun
• Contracting Strategy – Contracts and Change orders, modern trends, their risks and effectiveness. Turn-key, Lump-sum, Unit-rates, mixed strategy, etc
• Changes – causes, impact, mitigation, change logs, turnovers

Project Risks
• Project Risks – causes of overrun and slip
• Risks Management – Risks Register, Risk Analysis
• Project Costs and Schedules – Estimates/Planned and Actual
• Project Evaluation – Audit and Benchmarking to check on status of the project

Special Issues
• Best Practices of project execution – Upstream and Downstream
• TAR, Startup – all’s well that ends well. Neglected key points of the project success
• Mega Projects – their specifics, risks, drivers and challenges

Benefits to you

• Acquiring the essential skills for successful management of oil & gas projects
• Mastering the most effective means of communication for all project team members
• Understanding the powerful tools for planning, controlling and implementing the project
• Learning about possible project risk and mitigation
• Evaluating the modern project management trends the world’s leading oil & gas companies

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 days Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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