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E-739C - Construction Superintendent Certification

E-739C - Construction Superintendent Certification

60 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Professionals with a significant experience in Oil & Gas surface production who are called upon to become a construction superintendent.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides an in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas processing operations, along with the managerial and communication skills needed for construction superintendents.
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.
Course Content


5 days

  • Effluent behavior. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. Specifications.
  • Oil processing. Production and injection water treatment. Gas processing.

Advanced Treatments

5 days

  • Oil and gas sweetening.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas, principles and liquefaction processes.
  • Liquid Natural Gas treatments.
  • Actual malfunctions of facilities and teamwork investigation.


15 days

  • Construction:
  • Lifting and 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).


15 days

  • HSE risks, flammability, overpressure systems: PSV, flare and flare network, closed and open drains…
  • Safety in operation: use of utilities, degassing/inerting, confined space entry, start-up & shutdown.
  • Safety during construction and maintenance works: lifting & rigging, work at height, electrical safety…
  • Work permit system. SIMultaneous OPerations (SIMOPS) management…
  • HSE management systems. Management of change. Downgraded situations. HSE referential & responsibilities.
  • Safety engineering: HAZID, HAZOP, layout optimization and identification of major accidents. Risks matrix…
  • Safety systems: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS. Safety logic diagrams.
  • Human factors. Opersafe: philosophy and methodology.
  • Incident analysis and reporting. Root cause analysis.


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.


5 days

  • Terminals 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.


5 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 and costs:
  • Schedule. Trend, adverse trend. Schedule analysis.
  • Cost. Follow-up. Variation.


2 days

  • Work methods and team management.
  • Written and oral communication.

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Ways & Means
  • Several applications and illustrations (videos, samples, tools…).
  • Intensive teamwork.
  • Use of dynamic training simulations.
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Vocational Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-739C - Construction Superintendent Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.