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Project Planning & Scheduling

3 days PGP/PLAPMD-E
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Project engineers in charge of building, optimizing and controlling Oil & Gas projects.
Purpose
  • Practical understanding of project schedule and common scheduling tools.
Learning Objectives
  • Build a project schedule during FEED.
  • Select the best software to build the schedule, according to project stage and complexity.
  • Use the main functions of MS Project.
Ways and means
  • Examples from actual refining/chemical projects.
  • Teamwork on actual sample projects of reasonable size and complexity.
  • Use of computer software, with the help of professional users.
Observation
Course consistent with the PMI standards and the 5th edition of the PMBOK. PDUs: 18

Project stage-gate process 0.5 day
  • Feasibility studies, detailed engineering, procurement, construction and start-up.
  • Engineering contractor involvement depending on project size and contract type.
  • Project planning: execution plan, roles and responsibilities of actors involved.
  • Importance of schedule in various project types, depending on the stage.
Building - Optimizing the schedule 0.5 day
  • Planning of activities, structure (WBS) and definition of terms. Constraints to meet.
  • Preliminary Engineering: starting the model, evaluate duration of each activity.
  • Logical links between activities. Critical path. Float.
  • Resource management. Optimization of the duration of an activity. Use of MS Project for cost control.
  • Case study on a small Downstream project
  • Demonstration of software functions. Critical path visualization.
  • Input and coding of activities, tasks and resources. Reporting levels.
  • Physical progress update for reporting purposes.
Case study using MS project 1 day
  • Presentation of a fictitious onshore Upstream project, understandable by Downstream people, and used as case study.
  • Demonstration of software functions. Critical path visualization.
  • Input and coding of activities, tasks and resources. Reporting levels.
  • Physical progress update for reporting purposes.
Primavera demonstration 1 day
  • Definition of the list of project activities to be carried out according to the project scope of works.
  • Input and coding of activities, tasks and resources necessary to project execution.
  • Sequence of the activities and estimation of their duration. Probabilistic approach in scheduling.
  • Critical path visualization.
  • Various types of progress (physical, cost, hours). Follow-up methods.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 31 - Jun 02 Martigues €1,740 Online By email