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PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR OIL & GAS - Project Execution - Enabling World Class Capital Management while Ensuring Profitability and ROI

Even with its own set of unique challenges including tight capital budgets and aggressive time tables, 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. As projects become more complex, so does risk management. The bigger the project is, the higher the impact and cost of every single mistake. Even the biggest corporations cannot afford to miscalculate the risks. Smart oil & gas companies can prevent the majority of schedule and cost overruns with a tight and effective project planning & project performance management. Ensuring a flawless project execution and profitability while assessing the “Iron Triangle” of project management - Time, Cost and Quality, mastering the arena of project trouble-shooting and building a solid and comprehensive risk management plan. This course will provide you the information that you will need to build a secure foundation for the Triangle.  Cracks in the foundation are the root cause of most project problems and failures.  The fundamentals are tailored to meet the unique needs of the Oil and Gas industry project needs.     The course is divided into Three Critical Areas:     1.  PLANNING and the Gate Project Delivery System 2.  Best Practices to ensure alignment, communication, and quality assurance 3.  Execution:  Monitoring Progress Reporting, Change Management, Forecasting, and close out

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 will allow you to increase project delivery effectiveness through knowledge about planning and execution of capital projects.This hands-on training course is designed to focus on project management specifically including the perspective of risk management, to minimise the risks while maximising the performance. 

Who should attend?

Marcus evans invites Directors and Managers of Project/Project Execution/Project Planning, Major/Mega Projects, Project Control, Construction, Engineering, Quality Managers, Project Discipline Managers, Project Engineers, Project Owners, Project Contractors Key Personnel, Contracts, procurement, Commercial, Supply Chain, Investment, Business Analysts, Risk Managers & Auditors, Operations, Maintenance and Plant Managers, Management Systems Consultants   To ensure we meet your expectations and maximise your return on training investment, we favour a classroom/workshop set up for the delivery of our courses. Please note we have therefore limited number of spaces available and these will be assigned on a first come, first accepted basis. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.   From - Oil, Gas and Energy: Operating CompaniesContracting CompaniesEngineering CompaniesConstruction CompaniesProject Management consultancies and Solutions ProvidersLegal Firm

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation


This is where we lay the foundation that will create the environment for success.  Elements will include:


·         Structured Gated Project Delivery System with the focus on Front End Planning

·         Defining the Scope of Work – 72 Critical Elements that must be defined

·         Tools for measuring the completeness of Scope Definition

·         Risk Identification and mitigation – Threats, Cost, and Schedule

·         Green field vs. Revamp and Renovation Projects

·         Defining and aligning the Cost and Work Breakdown Structures

·         Interface Management – includes Tie-In Management

·         Planning for Turn Arounds

·         Degree of engineering required to deliver a predictable project outcome

·         Securing Stakeholder buy-in and capturing expectations

·         Planning for Start-Up


Best Practices


·            P&ID Management – Core Work Processes

·            Process Safety Management and OSHA Management of Change for Process Integrity

·            Constructability Principles

·            Use of Lessons Learned

·            Value Engineering

·            Use of 3D Models in the Front End Planning

·             Use of 3D Models and Information Management

·            Materials Management – Designing the Assembly Line

·            Team Building

·            Interactive Planning

·            Securing Stakeholder buy-in and capturing expectations

·            Effective Project Meeting Management

·           The Project Manager as the Facilitative Leader


Project Execution – if the foundation is solid – the execution is secured


·         The real role of Project Controls

·         Scope Change Management and mitigation of negative impacts

·         Leading Indicators of Potential Problems and mitigation

·         Getting things to the Fabricators

·         Planning for Mobilization

·         Getting Materials to the Job Site

·         Lean principles for Field work Package Planning

·         Subcontract Management

·         Managing Changes at the Site

·         Shifting from work package to System Completion and Turnover

·         Commissioning and Start-Up

·         Project close out


Benefits to you

• Acquiring & leveraging critical skills for successful management of oil & gas projects

• Connect, Communicate & Collaborate – Using clear, concise communication to improve team performance

• The Project Manager as a Facilitative Leader – Creating the environment for team success

• Plan, Mitigate, Align, Perform, Monitor, and Adjust – Mastering expectation management

• Project tools & methodology – Implementing Best Practices to achieve project success

• The Four Dimensions of Risk:  Schedule, Cost, Threats, and Quality

• Risk Mitigation  – Dealing with Dark Grey Swans

• Project Management Trends –Balancing of High Tech and High Touch

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

TBA, 2013

For more information about this course and upcoming course dates, please contact Emily Jones at or call 312.540.3000 ext 6714

Pre-course questionnaire: A detailed questionnaire will be sent to all course participants to establish exactly where the group training needs lie. The completed forms will be analysed by the course leader/trainer and followed by telephone if further clarification is required. As a result we can guarantee that the course is pitched at exactly the right level and that the issues that you regard as relevant are addressed. The course material will reflect these issues and will enable you to digest the subject matter after the event in your own time.

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac