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|Petroleum Project Management: Principles and Practices - PPM|
Discipline: Project Management
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ford Brett
Successful petroleum operations need a blend of technology, business savvy, and people skills. If you have a firm grasp of exploration or production technology, boost its impact by applying project management techniques. Running a staged program that integrates reservoir modelling, production estimating, drilling, and facility design is challenging. The tools and techniques covered in this course will help you meet that challenge.
Upon completion, you will know how to:
Instruction, guided discussions and in-depth work tasks are used. You may choose a case study from several real-life situations that are based on the instructor's petroleum experience. Or you may bring the details of one of your own current programs.
"Lecturer was very passionate to teach and answer our questions." - Project Coordinator, Japan
Exploration and production personnel with a background in geoscience, petroleum engineering or drilling should attend. If you are a facilities engineer, we refer you to our Project Management for Engineering and Construction (FPM22) and Project Management for Upstream Field Development (FPM2) courses.
You Will Learn:
Ford Brett is recognized worldwide as a leader in Petroleum Project and Process Management. A registered Professional Engineer, Mr. Brett has consulted in over 45 countries on five continents. Formerly, Mr. Brett worked with Amoco Production Company where he specialized in drilling projects in the Bering Sea, North Slope of Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, offshore Trinidad and Wyoming.
In 2010, Mr. Brett advised the US Department of Interior as one of seven reviewers of the 30 Day Study immediately following the BP Gulf of Mexico Tragedy, and in 2011 thru 2012 he served on the National Academy Committee to advise the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), charged with evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Operations. From 2015 through 2017, he served on the National Academy's Gulf Research Program Advisory board.
He has received many honors, including the 2000 Crosby Medallion for Global Competitiveness by the American Society for Competitiveness for its work in global competitiveness through quality in knowledge management, best practices transfer, and operations improvement. For his work on improved drilling techniques he was also honored in 1996 with a nomination for the National Medal of Technology, the US Government's highest technology award.
Mr. Brett has authored or co-authored over 30 technical publications and has been granted over 30 US and International patents - including several patents relating to elimination of Drill Bit Whirl (which the Oil and Gas Journal Listed as one of the 100 most significant developments in the history of the petroleum industry). In 1999 the Society of Petroleum Engineers honored him as a Distinguished Lecturer. He served on the SPE International Board of Directors 2007 to 2010 where he served as Drilling and Completions Technical Director. Mr. Brett holds a BS in mechanical engineering and physics from Duke University, an MS in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.
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