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Project Management - FPM62

Discipline: Project Management
Level: Specialized
Instructors: Gary Blackburn, Ken Lunsford
This five-day specialized level course is for Project Managers, Asset Managers, Project
Control Managers and Project Engineers seeking an in-depth understanding of key topics
associated with large domestic and international projects. This course provides advanced
knowledge in contract strategy, project governance, engineering and technology
management, stakeholder management, joint venture and non-operated projects,
interface management, risk management, reviews and approvals and management
information systems.
Who should attend:
Project Managers, Asset Managers, Project Control Managers and Project Engineers that
are involved inthe engineering, procurement and construction of surface facilities and
pipelines for large onshore and offshore projects.
You will learn:
Assess project governance structures for both domestic and international projects and
create a plan to facilitate decision making
Develop a project work breakdown, assess key market drivers and compose a
contract strategy plan that minimizes project risk and effectively utilizes resources
Identify and evaluate risks associated with technology selection and engineering
development and prepare an engineering management plan
Identify internal and external stakeholders and create a strategy to address their
Establish a program to identify and manage project interfaces
Evaluate the effects of major project risks and mitigate their impact on cost, schedule
and operability
Create a decision support package and successfully navigate the reviews and
approvals process associated with funding gates
Topics Covered:
Key aspects of a stage-gate process
Influence of markets and regional practices on contract strategy development
Governance structure influence on decision making
Technology selection and engineering management in a limited resource environment
Stakeholder identification and influence planning for large, complex projects
How to influence the outcome of joint venture and non-operated projects

Critical factors in successful interface management

Risk identification and mitigation methodologies essential to preserve project value
Managing expectations associated with peer reviews, technical assists and gate
Mr. Gary Blackburn has over 40 years of experience in engineering and management of
oil and gas developments. During his 27 years with Shell Oil Company, he managed
drilling, production and construction engineering and operations in the Gulf of Mexico,
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Alaska. While working in ABB's Floating Production
System's Division, Gary led engineering teams designing deepwater systems, naval
architecture, structural, topside facilities, drilling systems and floating system hulls. After
an assignment as the ABB's Project Manager for ExxonMobil's Kizomba A TLP, he was
assigned as ABB's Vice President - Project Execution. In this role, he was responsible for
oversight of ongoing projects and development of new processes for EPC project
execution. After leaving ABB, Gary provided consulting services for drilling systems
selection and producing operations management to several major operators.
Mr. Ken Lunsford has more than 34 years experience in engineering and management of
oil, gas, chemicals and plastics developments. During his 32 years with ConocoPhillips he
has led development teams on projects in the United States, Norway, Qatar, and United
Arab Emirates. His diverse engineering and project management background includes
liquefied natural gas projects, sour gas plants, oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines,
engineered plastics processes and materials handling, batch sulphur chemical processes,
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 & assists and joint venture non-operated project assurance. He
received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of
Missouri-Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

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

Telephone 1-918-828-2500
Facsimile 1-918-828-2580
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A