Vocational Certificate

E&P Construction Superintendent Certification


Who should attend?

  • This course provides an in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas processing operations, along with the managerial and communication skills needed for construction superintendents.
Audience :
  • Professionals with a significant experience in Oil & Gas surface production who are called upon to become a construction superintendent.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


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

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

      • 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).

      • 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.

      • 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 shutdown 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

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

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.

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 delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in E&P Construction Superintendent .
  • Ready-to-use skills.