Project Management for Oil and Gas Pipelines

Live Streaming Online October 11-12, 2023

An EUCI Program

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This course will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles, tools and techniques necessary to successfully manage pipeline projects in the oil and gas industry. Through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical applications, this course will teach participants how to effectively plan, execute, monitor, and control pipeline projects throughout their life cycle.

This course will delve into various aspects of pipeline project management, including project initiation, stakeholder management, scope definition, schedule development, quality assurance, and project closure. With the help of case studies and interactive exercises, attendees will have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned to real-world scenarios and enhance their problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a project charter and organize project work using work breakdown structures
  • Create a project schedule and identify and manage critical paths
  • Discuss the pitfalls of not having the right level of rigor or proper scheduling tools
  • Create a project cost estimate and define proper levels of cost breakdown and tracking
  • Review components of a communication plan, how to formulate key messages, how to choose appropriate communication methods and how to ensure proper execution of your plan
  • Identify key stakeholders and their interest in the project and utilize stakeholder analysis to manage expectations, resolve conflicts, and gain stakeholder support for success of your project
  • Identify, analyze, and manage project risks and review the triple constraints and describe different types of risk response and when to use each



8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

Real-world oil and gas examples, discussions, and Q&As will be incorporated throughout the course.


  • Project management vs. program management—what is the difference?
  • What are the initial obstacles faced in managing projects?
  • Characteristics of projects
  • Why do projects fail?
  • Unique situations in the power generation industry: Corporate planning vs. plant execution
  • Five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and the project lifecycle
  • Project influences

Defining Scope

  • The mission statement and SMART objectives
  • Determining project requirements and scope
  • Defining scope with the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Critical success factors, assumptions, and constraints

Developing a Budget and Schedule

  • Activity definition, sequencing, and task durations
  • Schedule definitions
  • Building a simple project network
  • Finding the project’s critical path
  • Using the PERT method to estimate task duration
  • Using the WBS to develop a cost estimate
  • Capital expense vs. cost estimate
  • Types of estimating for budget development
  • Disaster recovery, controlling scope, sunk costs and contingency costs

Supply Chain: RFPs, Contracts, & Suppliers


Project Communications

  • Corporate organizational structures and why communications are critical
  • Types of conflict and conflict resolution strategies
  • Barriers to communication
  • Useful communication tools

Project Risk Reviews: When & How to Perform One

  • What is a project risk?
  • Components of risk: probability, impact, and expected monetary value
  • How to perform a risk review
  • Incorporating risk contingencies into the project budget
  • Developing risk mitigation strategies

Project Quality: Environmental Requirements, Industry Standards, QA/QC

  • Definition of quality
  • Quality assurance vs. quality control
  • Quality planning tools
  • Quality management and quality of the final deliverable
  • Group activity (formulating objectives and defining success)
  • Planning the triple constraints (time, cost, and scope)
    • Scope definition and development of the work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Schedule development and identification of the critical path
    • Cost estimation
  • Group activity (defining scope and building a WBS)


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


 Real-world oil and gas examples, discussions, and Q&As will be incorporated throughout the course.

Identifying Stakeholders

  • How to identify stakeholders and forge relationships
  • Stakeholder management

Project Closing: Client Acceptance

  • How do we know when we are finished?
  • Types of project closure
  • Key issues during the closing phase
  • Project closing process
  • Project evaluation, lessons learned, and final report