Competency Matrix for Projects, Facilities and Construction Engineering




Minimum Competence

Approximate Years of E&P Experience = <1

Minimum Competence

Approximate Years of E&P Experience = 5

1 Project Management Demonstrate the capability to identify and characterize the key elements and processes in project management including, project life cycles, process groups and key project communications. Ability to develop a project management process diagram identifying the key processes and the knowledge areas critical to each process including scheduling, cost, resource, quality and risk management.
2 Project Objectives & Basis of Design Outline principles & minimum high-level project inputs. Able to develop a Basis of Design for a simple project
3 Schedule and Cost Estimate Prep Describe the principles & key components. Able to estimate costs and develop a schedule for a simple project. Understand and apply PMBOK principles.
4 Economic Evaluation of Facilities Projects Basic understanding of macro and micro economics principles along with organizational requirements. Aware of accuracy and contingency expectation for various types of cost estimates. Ability to integrate costs furnished by SMEs and understand how to utilize cost estimates and schedules with ranges and how they may affect project outcomes.
5 Supply Chain & Contract Management Understand the critical supply chain structures, events and performance including procurement, inventory, flow management and resilience. Knowledge of vendors and their capabilities, bid vs purchase decisions, bid evaluation, expediting, and receiving principles. Awareness of organizational software supply chain tools.
6 Change Management Understand the key principles and components in management of change and the facility specific sequences and documentation for their implementation. Understanding of operations and design changes that require change management skills and documentation. Be able to review and modify change management procedures when required.
7 Facilities design and process control Describe the systems and functions. Apply common computer tools and programs for evaluation and display. Able to develop a process flow diagram for a simple process for separating gas from oil, stabilizing the oil, treating the gas and water disposal.
8 Metering for Well Testing; Single & Multi-phase Bulk Flow & Custody Transfer Describe and evaluate facility metering and transfer equipment including orifice meters, positive displacement meters and LACT units. Ability to work with SMEs and critically evaluate meter operation and vendor's claims.
9 Gathering Lines & Piping (flow rate, design pressure & pressure drops, Valves, Codes & Standards Capable of performing pressure and flow calculations for single and multi-phase fluids. Design a simple single phase piping system. Apply the various codes and standards applicable to the particular circumstances, both industry standards and internal, corporate standards.
10 Oil, Gas & Water Separation & Fluids Treatment (Chemical, Thermal, Mechanical ways to enhance process) Describe the principles of gravity segregation & common process sequences. Understand the basic chemistry of corrosion and emulsion treatment chemicals. Able to work with SME to assemble a system of two and three phase separators, treaters and associated heat exchangers.
11 Storage Vessels for Oil/NGL, LPG, Water incl. Vents, VRU, Codes & Standards Knowledgeable about the principles and able to apply. Ability to specify tanks and VRUs and design a simple tank farm.
12 Facilities maintenance and winterization Understand critical components requiring climate protection and continuous maintenance. Ability to specify and schedule maintenance programs and schedules.
13 Gas Conditioning for final disposition (Pipeline Sales & Loading Specs; Dew-point Control) Knowledgeable about the principles and able to apply. General understanding of gas dehydration and acid gas treating options. Ability to work with SME to assemble a system.
14 Water De-oiling & Treatment for Re-use; Disposal or Dumping Knowledgeable about the principles and able to apply. Knowledge of the different types of water treating equipment. Ability to work with SME to assemble them into a system.
15 Flow Assurance Studies; Inhibitors & Chemicals Handling/storage Understand storage limitations and regulations along with chemical safety incident handling. Able to identify the need for handling hydrates, paraffins and asphaltenes, and specify chemical handling and storage equipment. Ability to direct SME in system design.
16 Rotating Equipment incl Pumps; Compressors & Generators Knowledgeable about the principles and able to apply. Ability to size and specify simple pumps, compressors and generators.
Construction Engineering
17 Construction Management Understand the principles and contractual agreements of construction project management and the critical elements including scope, sequencing and operating company responsibilities. Ability to manage a simple onshore construction project, including schedule and cost control. Ability to work with SMEs for offshore or complex onshore projects.
18 Materials & Corrosion Understand and anticipate production stream construction material interactions. Have familiarity with government and technical material specifications for hazardous materials processing and containment. Knowledge of industry and company specs; and when to seek expert help. Ability to work with SMEs on optimizing an inhibition program or in developing equipment functional specs.
19 Instrumentation & Control Awareness and understanding of production stream and storage instrumentation for composition, pressure, temperature and flow. Ability to work with SMEs or Vendors to specify instruments and controls. Be able to read and understand a process control diagram and identify feed-back control loops.
20 Electrical Systems Familiarity with the power and back-up power requirements for major process flow, storage, and safety system components. Understand the operational minimum and safety maximum in the electrical system. Understanding of area classification and ability to work with SMEs in designing a system. Understand methodology for generating and conditioning power.
21 Safety Systems & PSM principles Understand the principles of safe design and the critical safety risks in the construction and operation cycle of the facility. Knowledge of PSV selection and sizing, flare and vent systems concepts, and understanding concepts of safety sensing and shutdown devices. Understanding of OSHA PSM and API RPs for safety management systems. Participate in a structured hazardous operations review (HAZOP, HAZID, BOWTIE, etc.).
22 Offshore & Subsea Facilities Understand the structural and environmental and water depth limitations of the various types of offshore facilities including fixed steel and concrete gravity systems, compliant and floating systems. For those working offshore, ability to work with SMEs. Understand the overall function of subsea operations and identify the major pieces of equipment and their function. Be able to transfer and adapt knowledge of onshore systems and operations to an offshore environment.
23 Offshore Construction Equipment Understand the offshore environmental constraints on construction and structure modification. Be aware of transportation and installation concerns and limitations for offshore structures. Awareness of the various installation, pipelay and spread options and relative costs. Ability to work with SMEs and Construction Superintendents to secure skills and equipment to effectively schedule, cost and complete a project. Awareness of how to build/audit a high level integrated project schedule to plateau rate including key stage gates & FID. Ability to develop a near-term work, data collection & resourcing schedule for a small project.
24 Commissioning & Handover Understand commissioning schedules and governmental and organizational requirements for commissioning. Be able to review engineering and material inspection reports prior to commissioning. Ability to plan and supervise commissioning and handover for a simple onshore project. Ability to work with SMEs for offshore or complex onshore projects.
25 Flowback Operations Characterize the basic differences of facilities required for flowback operations vs. normal operations and why specialty equipment is needed. Identify operation competent vendors and be able to judge the proposal of operation in order to make a decision.


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