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E-737 - Construction Superintendent

  • This course is aimed at professionals with a significant experience in Oil & Gas surface production who are called upon to become a construction superintendent.
  • This course provides the in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas processing operations, along with the managerial and communication skills needed for construction superintendents. The required high-level knowledge stretches over a wide range of issues in relation to production, maintenance, intervention on well, construction, site works, …
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand all issues of the overall production process, from reservoir to offloading facilities,
  • anticipate production and maintenance constraints on works,
  • understand state-of-the-art Oil & Gas construction techniques,
  • identify HSE management rules and individual responsibilities,
  • apply methods and communication skills,
  • anticipate anomalous events and react effectively,
  • propose well-argued plans to improve construction activities.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations (videos, samples, tools, …).
  • Intensive teamwork.
  • Use of dynamic training simulations.
Modules indicated with (1) are common with production training E-552C Production superintendent certification, in order to give the trainee the best knowledge of production constraints. The content may be customized upon client request. Durations serve as a guide and may vary depending on course organization, knowledge of the group of trainees and the client’s request. This course is eligible to be delivered as a certification. Please contact us for more details.

Oil, water & gas processing (1) 10 days
  • Effluent behavior. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. Specifications.
  • Oil processing. Production and Injection water treatment. Gas processing.
HSE in production operations, construction & maintenance works
HSE management & safety engineering (1) 18 days
  • HSE risks, flammability, overpressure systems: PSV, flare network, closed and open drains, …
  • Safety in operation, safety during construction & maintenance works.
  • Work permit system. Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) management, …
  • HSE management systems. Management of change. Downgraded situations. HSE referential & responsibilities.
  • Safety engineering, safety systems, human factors. Incident analysis and reporting. Root Cause Analysis.
Multidisciplinary conferences 3 days
  • Terminal and FSO/FPSO. Deep offshore: development challenges and specific operating constraints.
  • Flow assurance. Chemicals injection monitoring. Deposit prevention and monitoring.
  • Field Operations Initiative (FOI): objectives and methodology.
Project control 4 days
  • Management of contracts:
  • Contract strategy, documentation, call for tender, tender analysis and choice of contractor.
  • Contract administration. Request for variation order, variation order. Claim.
  • Insurances.
  • Planning & Costs:
  • Schedule. Trend, adverse trend. Schedule analysis.
  • Cost. Follow-up. Variation.
Construction technics 14 days
  • Construction technics:
  • Lifting & handling. Equipment erection on site. Civil works, structural steel, equipment layout. Piping (welding and weld controls), and installation (erection, pipe-racks, supports). Electrical and instrumentation. Painting, insulation works.
  • Offshore works:
  • Preparation of offshore operations. Load out methods: lifting, skidding, rolling. Sea fastening.
  • Transportation and installation barges, vessels. Marine warranty surveys.
  • Offshore and deep offshore operations. Anchoring, positioning.
  • Hook-up, pre-commissioning. Offshore organization.
  • Oil & Gas equipment:
  • Onshore sites. Offshore facilities.
  • SPS and other subsea equipment. Pipelines (onshore & offshore).
  • LNG tanks. Terminals (onshore & offshore).
Shutdowns: organization, coordination & management 5 days
  • Preparation of the works:
  • Tasks. Integration of the actions followed by the superintendent.
  • Schedule and organization charts of preparation works and of the realization works.
  • Subcontracting level, HSE impact.
  • Organization of the works:
  • Analysis of the works: range of coordination, definition of the resources, duration, weather conditions, technical constraints or HSE specific requirements. Integration of the construction site constraints in calls for tender and documentation.
  • Adaptation of the analysis to the role and to the capacity of preparation of the company.
  • Application: organization of a shut-down sequence with hot works.
  • Book of shut-down works: role, constitution. Schedule: sequence, schedule with bars, margins, critical path, leveling of resources, general schedule, by company, by building trade, by device.
  • Application: elaboration of a coordination schedule.
  • Quality. Pre-commissioning, commissioning, transfer to production. Reports.
Work methods & communication 2 days
  • Work methods and team management.
  • Written and oral communication.
Revisions & Oral assessment 3 days