Project Management

Project Management course and Project Management training

  • The effort to develop a complex commercial opportunity in the oil and gas industry (or other industries) is typically organized as a project. That needs to be skillfully managed to achieve the objectives agreed with the sponsor(s) and stakeholders.

    This course will address all major issues in the development and specification of an oil & gas development, from reservoir to product delivery to client and will assist participants to develop their technical and management knowledge in preparation for a (senior) project engineering role.


    Duration: 5 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To demonstrate awareness of the main principles of Project Management.
    2. To apply this awareness in their daily activities.
    3. To be aware of the stages which will make a succesfull project
    4. To be aware of the governance structure assuring delivery
    5. To be aware of opportunity framing, investment decisions, project organization, discipline authorities and assurance framework
    6. To be aware of the realisation of a capital project and the deliverables of each phase
    7. To be aware of the initiation and execution of a project
    8. To be aware of risk management, project services, value assurance, contracting and procurement
    9. To be aware of quality assurance, health safety environment, process safety, management of change

    NOTE: Objectives for each day will be discussed with the participants and will be verified at closure of each day.

        a) to verify if the objectives for this day were met
        b) to determine if any adjustments need to be made to the program of the following day (if relevant)
  • This training event is designed for staff in functions who govern Capital Projects from identification of an opportunity up to start-up of the resulting facility.
    Participants will achieve an “Awareness / Basic Appreciation” level.


    In order to achieve a “Skill” level, further practical learning through
    e.g. On-the-Job training or participation in projects and/or assignments is required

  • Module 1: Project Stages


    • Brief Introduction Project Stages
    • Project Execution Model

    Module 2: Project Governance


    • Line of Sight
    • Opportunity Manager/Decision executive
    • Decision Review Board

    Module 3: Opportunity Framing


    • Introduction
    • Why do OF
    • Framing and Reframing

    Module 4: Investment Decisions


    • Investment proposal
    • Preliminary investment proposal

    Module 5: Project Organization


    • Client/Operated Venture/Contractor

    Module 6: Discipline Authorities


    • Discipline Organization

    Module 7: Project Control and Assurance


    • PCAP

    Module 8: Initiation of the project


    • Identify Opportunity
    • Assess feasibility
    • Concept Selection

    Module 9: Execution of the project


    • Define: Basic Engineering, Project Specification
    • Execute: Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning
    • Operate: Post commissioning and Start-up

    Module 10: Risk Management


    • TECOP
    • Influence Charter

    Module 11: Project Services


    • Project Planning & Scheduling
    • Budget/Cost estimating
    • Quantity Survey
    • Financial Controls

    Module 12: Value Assurance


    • Value Assurance Review (VAR)
    • Estimate Schedule Assurance Review (ESAR)
    • Project Execution Review (PER)

    Module 13: Contracting and Procurement Strategy


    • Contracting strategy
    • Procurement strategy

    Module 14: Quality Assurance


    • Quality Assurance (QA)
    • Quality Control (QC)
    • Hazard & Effect Management

    Module 15: Process Safety


    • Process Safety In design

    Module 16: Management of Change


    • Change Control


    Although the course is aimed at a “Knowledge” (Understand) level, practical exercises and case studies will form an integral part of the learning process.

  • The objectives and modules of the training course “Project Management” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that each training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.

    The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:

    • the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
    • a common language for skills and competence
    • the use of development/job profiles for each employee
    • fit-for-purpose training targets
    • a control mechanism to measure state of competence
  • About the trainer
    A project manager pur sang. Manages his projects along the lines of budget, time and quality, while giving continuous priority to the safe execution of his projects through all their phases (Shell Level III PM)

    40 years experience in E&P professional/leadership roles; of which 27 years within the Shell group:

    • Engineering and Project Management experience in Oil & Gas treatment-, delivery- and associated utility systems, Utility/Civil Buildings and associated utility systems
    • Technical Evaluation and Commercial negotiation skills.
    • Heath, Safety, Environment management skills.
    • Overseas experiences in Saudi Arabia, USA and Oman.
    • Business Process Reengineering and SAP R/3 implementation knowledge.
    • Quality Assurance systems skills.


    Years of experience:

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