Effective Planning and Execution of Oil and Gas Projects

Projects, Facilities and Construction


Statistics indicate that two out of three projects have difficulties meeting the three successful criteria: delivered on time, with a final actual cost on or below budget, and in full compliance with the requirements.

In this course, you will learn an effective approach to implement work breakdown structure, earned value and earned schedule based on projects results (deliverables and milestones). In the first day, participants will review the current practices of six project management principles, trends, and effective techniques to facilitate the definition of the work scope and to better control the execution of oil and gas projects. On the second day, participants will simulate in a workshop, two case study projects using the trial version of a software application called IPM-Pro (Integrated Project Management Professional), which is provided on a CD to each attendee. Participants may bring their own project to the workshop simulation.

Topics Include:

  • Project management review
  • Enhancement of project performance (effective integrated approach)
  • Scope definition (work breakdown structure – results-based technique)
  • Baseline plan (performance measurement baseline – project work plan)
  • Project performance (earned value –earned schedule)
  • Performance measurement (EVM techniques – reporting)
  • Change management (the triple constraint – re-baseline development)

Learning Level

Introductory to intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

With the lower oil prices, it is imperative to be more productive with your critical oil and gas projects investments. This training course will give you practical concepts and tools to do more with less resources and increase the performance of your projects.

Who Should Attend

This course is for project managers, project sponsors, project engineers, project planners, cost estimators, project controls, discipline leads, construction managers, and project people in general.

Special Requirements

Participants must bring a laptop to this training.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


William Chirinos

Williams Chirinos, M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP, is president of INEXERTUS, Inc. a project management consulting firm specializing in providing software applications, consulting and training services to implement the latest and most effective project management techniques. He has project management experience and expertise, with more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and EPC environments.

Chirinos obtained his Industrial Engineering degree in Venezuela and a MS in petroleum engineering at the University of Tulsa. He is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified and an active PMI member since 2006.

Chirinos is an associate editor of Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Oil and Gas Facilities magazine and was a technical editor reviewer from 2005 to 2012.