Project Management for Oil and Gas Pipelines

Project Management for Oil & Gas Pipelines

April 9-10, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

This course will provide attendees with key principles necessary to successfully manage pipeline projects in the oil and gas industry. Through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical applications, this course will teach participants how to effectively plan, execute, monitor, and control pipeline projects throughout their life cycle.

This course will delve into various aspects of pipeline project management, including:

  • Project initiation
  • Stakeholder management
  • Scope definition
  • Schedule development
  • Quality assurance
  • Project closure

Attendees of this intensive course will be able to immediately apply what they’ve learned to real-life scenarios, with the help of case studies and interactive exercises. Discounts start at 20% off when you register five or more!

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a project charter and organize project work using work breakdown structures 
  • Build a project schedule and identify and manage critical paths 
  • Discuss the pitfalls of not having the right level of rigor or proper scheduling tools 
  • Create a project cost estimate and define proper levels of cost breakdown and tracking
  • Review components of a communication plan, how to formulate key messages, how to choose appropriate communication methods and how to ensure proper execution of your plan
  • Identify key stakeholders and their interest in the project and utilize stakeholder analysis to manage expectations, resolve conflicts, and gain stakeholder support for success of your project
  • Analyze and manage project risks and review the triple constraints and describe different types of risk response and when to use each

 

Agenda

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

 

Real-world oil and gas examples, discussions, and Q&As will be incorporated throughout the course.

Introduction

  • Project management vs. program management—what is the difference?
  • What are the initial obstacles faced in managing projects?
  • Characteristics of projects
  • Why do projects fail?
  • Unique situations in the power generation industry: Corporate planning vs. plant execution
  • Five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and the project lifecycle
  • Project influences

Defining Scope

  • The mission statement and SMART objectives
  • Determining project requirements and scope
  • Defining scope with the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Critical success factors, assumptions, and constraints

Developing a Budget and Schedule

  • Activity definition, sequencing, and task durations
  • Schedule definitions
  • Building a simple project network
  • Finding the project’s critical path
  • Using the PERT method to estimate task duration
  • Using the WBS to develop a cost estimate
  • Capital expense vs. cost estimate
  • Types of estimating for budget development
  • Disaster recovery, controlling scope, sunk costs and contingency costs

Supply Chain: RFPs, Contracts, & Suppliers

 

Pipeline Project Communications

  • Corporate organizational structures and why communications are critical
  • Types of conflict and conflict resolution strategies
  • Barriers to communication
  • Useful communication tools

Pipeline Project Risk Reviews: When & How to Perform One

  • What is a project risk?
  • Components of risk: probability, impact, and expected monetary value
  • How to perform a risk review
  • Incorporating risk contingencies into the project budget
  • Developing risk mitigation strategies

Pipeline Project Quality: Environmental Requirements, Industry Standards, QA/QC

  • Definition of quality
  • Quality assurance vs. quality control
  • Quality planning tools
  • Quality management and quality of the final deliverable
  • Group activity (formulating objectives and defining success)
  • Planning the triple constraints (time, cost, and scope)
    • Scope definition and development of the work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Schedule development and identification of the critical path
    • Cost estimation
  • Group activity (defining scope and building a WBS)

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

 Real-world oil and gas examples, discussions, and Q&As will be incorporated throughout the course.

Identifying Stakeholders

  • How to identify stakeholders and forge relationships
  • Stakeholder management

Project Closing: Client Acceptance

  • How do we know when we are finished?
  • Types of project closure
  • Key issues during the closing phase
  • Project closing process
  • Project evaluation, lessons learned, and final report

Instructors

David Tennant, Consultant, Windward Consulting Group LLC

David has over 30 years of experience in the energy, manufacturing, and services industries.  This includes consulting, engineering, marketing, operations, and senior management.  He has directed over $3.5 billion in programs and resources with P/L accountability.

He lived for two years in the Caribbean directing the successful turnaround of a major utility, saving over $140 million in yearly operating costs. He helped a French chemical company implement Sarbanes-Oxley financial reporting requirements and developed a $90-million German manufacturing facility in the southeastern U.S

He has led engagements in Canada, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the Caribbean, and the Czech Republic.  He holds degrees in engineering and business, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of an electric distribution company.

He has authored over 20 papers on technical and managerial topics and two books.  David is a professional engineer (P.E.) and holds PMI certification in project management.

David is based in the Atlanta area.


Tod D. McGreevy; Vice President/Director, Muse, Stancil and Co.

Mr. Tod McGreevy has 30 years of industry experience and a diverse background in petroleum refining and manufacturing. Mr. McGreevy currently serves as Vice President and Director of Muse, Stancil and Co., a global energy consultancy headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He has been with Muse since 2003 and is also a Director of Muse’s Singapore affiliate, Muse, Stancil & Co (Asia), PTE, LTD. During his career, Mr. McGreevy has held various positions that encompass many of the technical/managerial functions found in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry. Previous work assignments have given him a wealth of experience in refinery economics including tactical planning and optimization, long-term, strategic planning, project evaluation, economic justification, and development, budgeting, financial performance measurement and benchmarking, and financial modeling.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event

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Project Management for Oil & Gas Pipelines

April 9-10, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 08, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, and active participation.


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Project managers
  • Construction managers
  • Project engineers
  • Environmental and regulatory compliance officers
  • HSE managers

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