(IND-1771) Industry Focus: Oil and Gas - (Panel Discussion) Attracting Project Control Resources|
Primary Author: Ms Jeanne Farias Brunel
Co-author(s): Mr Tim Burroway KBR; Mr Dean Miller PEng Nexen; Mr Christopher Christian Orion Group; Mr Milton N Mayr Chevron Corporation
Time/Location: MON 10:00-11:00/Nottoway
Abstract: The energy sector is as active as ever in North America as well as around the globe. Project planning and execution resources are in short supply and high demand. With this reality, how are owner, engineering, construction and consulting companies attracting and retaining cost engineering resources across the industry? How are companies currently finding resources and maintaining their interests within their organizations. Also, how do organizations plan to attract more staff over the next 3-5 years?
(IND-1772) Industry Focus: Oil and Gas - (Panel Discussion) Contractor Support in Owner Front-End Activities
Primary Author: Mr Rod Knoll Chevron
Co-author(s): Mr Stephen Coffee Chevron Phillips Chemical; Mr Wayne Crew Construction Industry Institute; Mr Michael Orso Hargrove Engineers and Constructors; Ms Patricia Pipping Phillips 66
Time/Location: MON 11:15-12:15/Nottoway
Abstract: As owners rely more heavily on contractor support for front-end design and planning activities, contractors are being asked to play a more active role in the owner’s typical pre-award activities. In addition to the technical deliverables, contractors also need to support the development of owner baseline schedules and estimates. Has this been effective and if not, can it be? How are owners assuring that this execution approach results in the quality cost/schedule deliverables required by owner management?
(IND-1773) Industry Focus: Oil and Gas - (Panel Discussion) Effective Use of Independent Reviews
Primary Author: Mr Karl Sturm Chevron
Co-author(s): Ms Tracy Black Chevron Corporation; Mr Luke Wallace Independent Project Analysis; Mr Brian Goedke LyondellBasell; Mr Robert J. White Shell
Time/Location: MON 2:00-3:00/Nottoway
Abstract: It has long been agreed that using independent, 3rd party reviews can add a level of assurance that projects are well planned and cost/schedule expectations can be met. How are owners using this industry tested approach in today’s resource constrained project environment to assure high quality, predictable results? Various owner approaches will be discussed and what types of reviews are proving to be most effective.
(IND-1774) Industry Focus: Oil and Gas - (Panel Discussion) Claims Avoidance through Effective Cost Engineering
Primary Author: Ms Micki Kohn Hargrove Engineers and Constructors
Co-author(s): Mr Pedro J Acosta Husky Energy; Mr Richard J Tyler Jones Walker LLP; Mr George Thomas McLaughlin McLaughlin & McLaughlin
Time/Location: MON 3:45-4:45/Nottoway
Abstract: As our projects become larger, more complex and delivered with less experienced resources, the claims potential 2 - 3 years from now is very large. History indicates that when we get into highly active execution environments, claims activity picks up a short time after. With this historical track record in mind, what are the effective uses of cost engineering tools, processes and information to avoid claims and drive positive project performance in today’s marketplace?
(IND-1775) Industry Focus: Oil and Gas - (Panel Discussion) Resource Loaded Schedules
Primary Author: Mr Eddy Thomas Mize Chevron-Texaco
Co-author(s): Mr H Lance Stephenson CCP Enbridge Pipeline Inc.; Mr Raju G. Hingorani Jacobs Engineering Group; Mr Robert D Walden Nexen Inc; Mr Geoff Roberts BSc MRICS Oracle
Time/Location: MON 5:00-6:00/Nottoway
Abstract: Many benchmark results indicate that to deliver a high quality owner cost estimate (+/- 10%) at project authorization, it is mandatory that the project team have a well-defined, resource loaded critical path method (CPM) schedule. Most owners today have not maintained nor developed their internal capability to develop such schedules prior to the project authorization request. Why is it such a struggle to develop this industry best practices tool during front-end engineering design phase? This panel will discuss approaches on how to ensure high quality resource loaded schedules are developed prior to project execution.