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LONG 507 - Project, Contract and Maintenance Management in Oil & Gas Plants (26 Weeks)

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Course Description

This program is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge in several topics related to the Oil & Gas field. The program starts in the first part by discussing project management which gives participants the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from their project management team, and utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget. The second part provides basic contract management and administration principles, policies, responsibilities and proven best practices. The third part is designed to establish a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of effective turnaround management. Numerous examples and case studies based on completed turnarounds are used to emphasize major strategic planning and management issues essential to successful turnarounds.

Course Objectives

  • Mastering fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques
  • Developing work breakdown structures
  • Estimating project costs and schedules using simple, proven techniques
  • Identifying contract components and understanding the process from start to finish
  • Selecting the right contract type for your project
  • Administrating contracts appropriately, and knowing when and how to terminate before or upon completion
  • Redefining the need for a shutdown
  • Enhancing the company’s turnaround management capabilities

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

  • Introduction to project management
  • Definition of a project
  • Project management methodology
  • Project management and life cycles
  • Defining and organising the project
  • Establish the project organisation
  • Set project parameters
  • Define roles and responsibilities
  • Outline modes of communication
  • Select common practices to follow
  • Planning the project
  • Divide the project into manageable components
  • Identify and analyse dependencies
  • Estimate the project time line
  • Assess resource requirements
  • Identify and analyse risk
  • Develop preventive and reactive contingency plans
  • Transition to project tracking
  • Tracking and managing the project
  • Collect task status information
  • Analyse variances
  • Assess and implement adaptive actions
  • Report project progress
  • Close out the project

Week 2

  • Contract Management
  • Understanding the contract management process
  • Teamwork-roles and responsibilities
  • Concepts and principles of contract Law
  • Contracting methods
  • Developing contract pricing agreements
  • Contract administration
  • Contract management process
  • Contract administration realities
  • Contract administration planning: an organised and logical approach
  • The power of planning
  • Disputes resolution process: a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Changes management: risk vs. opportunity
  • Monitoring progress: tools and techniques
  • Quality assurance and acceptance
  • Payment management
  • Terminations - what to know, what to do
  • Contract closeout and termination
  • The outsourcing environment
  • Governance and program office
  • Performance management
  • New services management
  • Financial controls management
  • Communications and interface management

Week 3

  • Introduction to shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Shutdown planning strategy
  • Shutdown/TA problems and issues
  • Management planning
  • Shutdown/Turnaround preparation
  • Plant shutdown and preparation for maintenance
  • Work scope development and work breakdown structures
  • Case study work
  • Organisation and roles
  • Shutdowns/Turnaround planning techniques
  • Developing shutdown and turnaround plans
  • The critical path planning method
  • “Short Cut” planning methods
  • Scheduling multiple projects
  • Costs, control and contractors
  • Developing shutdown budgets
  • Progress, cost control and productivity tracking
  • Materials planning and control
  • Safety, quality and environmental management
  • Risk Management
  • Integrating risk management into the shutdown plan