Project Management in Upstream Field Development - FPM2
Discipline: Project Management
Duration: 3 days
Instructor(s): Pete Luan, Ken Lunsford, Juan Malave
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:
- 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. These projects include well flow lines, tank batteries, booster compressors, short pipelines, and meter stations that are a part of a larger field development program. 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. The exercises will include both individual and group activities.
"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.
You Will Learn:
- 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
- Execution planning
- HSE and project risk
- Procurement and contracting
- Cost estimating
- Planning and scheduling
- Progress and change
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.
MR. JUAN C. MALAVE is an accomplished multilingual executive with a proven track record in program/project management, contracts management and business development for major EPC capital projects and operations providing leadership and direction for more than (thirty) 30 years in the oil, gas, LNG, and petrochemical industry. He has expertise developing and implementing strategic direction and management for large projects (typically more than $500MM). Mr. Malave has proven success optimizing project front end development, engineering, planning, project controls and project execution and hands on experience in general management, human resources, products line responsibility, service operations and finance. He has had major roles opening and growing successful operations in several countries. His experience includes deployment, implementation and enforcement of company corporate policies and procedures in all areas including, HSSEQ guidelines and working with local subsidiaries to oversee and control operations of business development budgets and sales forecasts, which resulted in an increase in the number of clients, contract awards and revenues. He has extensive knowledge of IOCs and NOCs and multinational oil and gas service providers worldwide. Mr. Malave has experience working with projects and operations teams and leading international management teams with diverse cultural backgrounds working in different contracting environments. Mr. Malave has a BS in physical metallurgy from the Material Science and Engineering Dept. of Washington 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