Upstream Project Construction Works Supervision


Who should attend?

  • This course provides transverse experience, know-how and soft skills that are essential to construction supervising positions.
Public :
  • Managers, engineers, plant supervisory staff (construction, maintenance, operation) and contractor staff (engineering contractors and constructors) in charge of upstream Oil & Gas projects.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in an Oil & Gas project.
      • Different stages of an Oil & Gas project.
      • Importance of preliminary stages.
      • Field modification works: responsibilities, constraints and challenges.
      • Working on operating facilities.
      • Roles and constraints of field operators.
      • Site organization, typical site construction manual.
      • Construction contractor organization and relationship with it.

      • Typical construction risk analysis.
      • Organization of operations on the facilities.
      • Works supervision procedure.
      • SIMultaneous OPerationS (SIMOPS).
      • Work permits (instructions, procedure, audit).

      • Procedures to be enforced, their objectives, base principles and validation process.
      • Learning how to read the plans.
      • How to supervise quality of prefabricated and site works.
      • Quality control at supplier’s premises.
      • Visiting a construction contractor.
      • Visit reports.

      • Preparation and organization of successful meetings with the contractor.
      • Basic notions of welding (principles and used techniques).
      • Follow-up of works for each discipline (piping, E&I and mechanical).
      • Pre-commissioning and commissioning.
      • Planning, cost and schedule control.

      • Roles and responsibilities of team leaders (leadership and relationships with the other stakeholders).
      • Qualification, knowledge and aptitude.
      • Reflexes, rules and obligations.
      • Non-conflictual interpersonal relationships.
      • Ethics.
      • Feedback and lessons learned.
      • Proper communication.
      • Use of emails.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • apply proven practices within operational situations,
  • define a suitable organization and execution plan, adapted to the plant requirements,
  • manage critical interfaces with operational staff, at each step of the project implementation,
  • identify and manage safety, health and environment issues during project design and execution.

Ways & Means

  • Photos and videos will be used to illustrate the issues.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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