Advanced Project Management - FPM62
Discipline: Project Management
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Pete Luan, Ken Lunsford
Mega projects are complex. A program composed of these super projects is highly complex. For a very large project, addressing linked issues is key to improving the chances of success. In a larger program, these key issues interact producing unexpected results. Instructors will explore critical issues in contracting, decision making, and facility design. Interface control and risk reduction are examined. Non-technical problems in stakeholder relations, partner ventures, and approvals, are also tackled.
Upon completion, you will know how to:
- Deal with the program complexity and surprise effects
- Improve program strategies and deliver the projects on time
- Address both project and program resource concerns
Instruction, guided discussion, and in-depth work tasks based on the instructor’s petroleum experience are used. The work will include both single and group activities.
"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
Experienced project and program personnel. Directors, managers, and team members in engineering, procurement and construction will benefit from attending. Project services personnel in the cost, schedule, contracts, procurement and quality functions are encouraged to attend. This advanced course is suitable for business, commercial, and finance and other non-engineers who want a greater awareness of mega project challenges.
You Will Learn:
- Improve complex decision making
- Develop contracts for prompt work completion
- Evaluate risks in technology and design
- Address key stakeholders needs
- Establish a process to manage critical interfaces
- Lessen the impact of risks on cost, schedule, and operations
- Navigate approvals challenges to advance your project
- Key aspects of a stage-gate process
- Effect of markets on contracting
- How governance affects decision making
- How limited resources affect technology and design
- Advanced methods for influencing stakeholders
- Challenges with partners
- Critical factors in interface control
- Risk methods that preserve mega project value
- Managing peer reviews, assists, 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