Advanced Project Management - FPM62
Discipline: Project Management
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Pete Luan, Ken Lunsford
This five-day, specialized level course is for project managers, asset managers, project control managers, and project engineers seeking an in-depth understanding of key topics associated with large domestic and international projects. This course provides advanced knowledge in contract strategy, project governance, engineering and technology management, stakeholder management, joint venture and non-operated projects, interface management, risk management, reviews and approvals, and management information systems.
"I appreciated the practical tips and templates that are immediately beneficial to my job." - Project Engineer, New Zealand
"Overview of VIPS was really good and applicable to my current work. Instructor did an excellent job at sharing his experience to supplement course material discussion." - Completions Engineer, United States
Project managers, asset managers, project control managers, and project engineers that are involved in the engineering, procurement, and construction of surface facilities and pipelines for large onshore and offshore projects.
You Will Learn:
- Assess project governance structures for both domestic and international projects and create a plan to facilitate decision making
- Develop a project work breakdown, assess key market drivers, and compose a contract strategy plan that minimizes project risk and effectively utilizes resources
- Identify and evaluate risks associated with technology selection and engineering development and prepare an engineering management plan
- Identify internal and external stakeholders and create a strategy to address their needs
- Establish a program to identify and manage project interfaces
- Evaluate the effects of major project risks and mitigate their impact on cost, schedule, and operability
- Create a decision support package and successfully navigate the reviews and approvals process associated with funding gates
- Key aspects of a stage-gate process
- Influence of markets and regional practices on contract strategy development
- Governance structure influence on decision making
- Technology selection and engineering management in a limited resource environment
- Stakeholder identification and influence planning for large, complex projects
- How to influence the outcome of joint venture and non-operated projects
- Critical factors in successful interface management
- Risk identification and mitigation methodologies essential to preserve project value
- Managing expectations associated with peer reviews, technical assists, and gate approvals
MR. PETE LUAN has over 25 years of international upstream project management experience. He has also consulted for the past 10 years helping energy companies improve their management of capital projects. He has an extensive track record of helping E&P companies improve their capital project performance. He has been particularly successful with those clients who are faced with large capital projects and require a step-change in organizational capabilities. Pete is a facilitator and advisor to top management, many of whom continue to seek his advice even after the development of their project organizations has been completed. He has worked with numerous strategy, project execution plan development, risk management, Lessons Learned, stakeholder alignment, etc. Pete worked for Amoco Production Co. managing major capital projects in Azerbaijan, the Middle East, and Latin America. He holds a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering with higher honors from Rice University and has completed management training at Harvard Business School. He is PMP certified.
MR. KEN LUNSFORD is the Project Management Discipline Manager for PetroSkills. He has more than 38 years' experience in engineering and management of oil, gas, chemicals and plastics development. During his 32 years with ConocoPhillips, he led development teams on projects in the United States, Norway, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. His diverse engineering and project management background includes sour gas plants, oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines, engineered plastics processes and materials handling, batch sulfur chemical processes, liquefied natural gas projects and pilot plants. Additionally, he was corporate project controls manager for Phillips Petroleum with responsibility for developing business processes and training for asset development, value improving practices, project controls, contracting strategy, risk management, reviews and assists and joint venture non-operated project assurance. He received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A