Petroleum Project Management

The oil & gas industry is notorious for being unsettled and subject to sharp fluctuations in the price of oil & gas. Huge flexibility and resilience coupled with effective risk management are required to plan and deliver projects and programmes in this volatile industry. While Exploration & Production (E & P) are a critical part of the oil & gas industry, nevertheless, without an effectively implemented project/programme management methodology, oil & gas projects/programmes hit snags, delays and incur extra expenditure.

This course which focuses in the oil and gas industry as context willbenefit and help you to increase/improve your:

  • Ability to more accurately define scope of work and costs
  • Commercial and Project Management (PM) awareness
  • Handling smaller Projects vs. larger projects
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Problem avoidance and solving skills
  • Risk analysis and management skills
  • Leadership and motivation skills for work force
  • Dealings with vendors, inspectors and contractors
  • Dealings with changes, variation orders and claims
  • Handling of ‘scope of work creep’ and going over time and budget
  • Knowhow – how to avoid costly mistakes
  • Knowhow – how to deliver on time and budget
  • Knowhow – how to save your company 6-figure sums
  • Knowhow and resume and get promoted
  • Day 1

    Overview of the oil & gas industry

    • Background and development of the oil & gas industry
    • New innovative techniques to explore and produce oil & gas
    • Major challenges and risks in the oil & gas industry
    • How to effectively analyse and manage these risks
    • The difference between project management and programme management
    • Interaction between contract management and project/programme management
    • Video
    • Case study/Example
    • Exercise

    Day 2

    Project/Programme scope of work and planning

    • How to scope an oil & gas project/programme and its deliverables
    • How to plan and schedule an oil & gas project/programme
    • Estimation of CTR – Cost, Time, Resource to deliver results
    • More about CTR – part 2
    • WBS – Work Breakdown Structure
    • Roles & responsibilities of project/programme personnel
    • Video
    • Case study/Example
    • Exercise

    Day 3

    Project/Programme progress reporting and communication

    • What is included in project/programme quality and productivity
    • How to measure project/programme quality and productivity
    • What is earned value and WIP – Work in Progress (percentage complete)
    • What are project/programme communications and what they include
    • What are project/programme progress reports and what they include
    • How do progress reports interact with communications?
    • Video
    • Case study/Example
    • Exercise

    Day 4

    Project/Programme processes

    • What is project documentation and what it includes
    • What is configuration management in project/programme management
    • What are Project/Programme procedures and what they include
    • Project/Programme SLA – Service Level Agreement
    • The central role of PMO – Project/Programme Management Office
    • More about the central role of PMO – part 2
    • Video
    • Case study/Example
    • Exercise

    Day 5

    Project/Programme change control and completion

    • Project/Programme terminology and data dictionary in practice
    • Project/Programme change control and RFC – Request for Change
    • Impact analysis and implications of RFC – approval/rejection
    • Project/Programme completion, commissioning, testing and handover
    • Training of personnel in the products delivered by the Project/Programme
    • Post mortem and lessons learnt after project/programme completion
    • Video
    • Case study/Example
    • Exercise

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Petroleum Project Management course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to,   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

MAY 13-17

AUG 5-9

NOV 4-8

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