The need for effective project management in large scale offshore projects is a prerequisite today for investor success. The cost of finance including the ever-increasing cost of materials and labor plus the effects of inflation contribute to an unsuccessful outcome, securing an understanding of this process is one of the keys to success in any project. Framing and shaping of the project early in the conceptual stage is a recognized approach to combating this problem. Also in today’s market, there is a decline in quality mostly due to inexperienced contractor performances. This course endeavors to inject a level of experience into the attendees to assist them in this management process all targeted at a successful outcome.
The course addresses the fast-track schedule including limited engineering studies in parallel with poor construction practices, why all these key factors act against the owner’s best interests in the implementation of capital investment plans. The workshop looks at these various influences and offers constructive hands on assistance in managing the different work processes all targeted at reducing inevitable time delays and cost over-runs, whilst maintaining the desired quality through effective quality programs. The course includes a workshop exercise demonstrating how effective project management can greatly influence the outcome of a project.
John is an independent energy and project management / engineering Consultant for the oil and gas industry and owns and operates his own consulting company, “Ocean Energy Consulting LLC”.
John is a Chevron retiree; he was a project manager for the Chevron N. America Corporation in Texas. He has over 40 years of experience managing complex projects including floating production vessels in the oil and gas industry. John also has extensive project experience managing engineering, construction, commissioning and start up into operations and hand-over. John commenced his career as an electrical engineer working on high voltage transmission systems in the UK, and has designed many major power systems for refineries, petrochemical plants and various offshore facilities including the first all electric topside for a floating production facility.
He has worked for Unocal Corporation, MODEC International and Enron Oil & Gas. He holds an M.Sc degree from Lancaster University and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Energy Institute. John has lectured and presented papers at many prestigious institutions including The Houston Offshore Technology Conference. John has been teaching in the University of Texas PETEX program for 14 years.
Prior to semi retiring John was an active committee member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section, and is still active with The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). John was Vice Chair of the Houston Branch of The Energy Institute responsible for Membership and mentored many of the graduate engineers.