Project Management in Upstream Field Development - FPM2

Discipline: Project Management / Unconventional Resources
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Pete Luan
  • Mr. Ken Lunsford
  • Mr. Juan Malave


  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
A project does not stand alone. Not only does a project manager need to stay focused on project cost, schedule and performance targets, he or she must take a broader view. Many projects are a part of a larger field development program. Maintaining cadence among related projects is essential to success. This course will help you effectively deliver facility and infrastructure projects that are crucial for timely oil and gas production.

Upon completion, you will know how to:
  • Use fit-for-purpose project management control tools for good project results.
  • Work the project management, drilling and completion, HSE, land, production, and transportation disciplines together for success
  • Control interfaces among different projects and contractors

This course addresses key requirements for repetitive projects in oil and gas programs. Emphasis is on both conventional and unconventional resources, such as shale oil and coal bed methane.

The course is taught using a blend of instruction, guided discussion, and hands-on exercises based on the instructor's petroleum successes and failures.

"Time distribution seemed appropriate. Liked contracts, scheduling, cost." - Reservoir engineer, United States

"Overall the course was well instructed and a lot of PM principles can be applied to other types of projects such as offshore. Excellent job by the instructor!" - Researcher, United States
Early career project managers, leads, engineers, and services personnel who are on field development project teams. This includes operations and facility reps, cost and schedule controllers, and buyers and logistics specialists. This course is also for the business, finance and land reps as well as other non-engineers who would benefit from an overview of oil and gas project and programs.
How To:
  • Define the project work to be done
  • Develop scopes of work, cost estimates, and schedules
  • Prepare project execution plans
  • Plan actions to overcome progress constraints
  • Track and control progress
  • Field development programs
  • The project delivery system
  • Organizing resources
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Execution planning
  • HSE and project risk
  • Procurement and contracting
  • Cost estimating
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Progress and change