March 19, 2020

Effective project management is the topic under scrutiny at the first Efficiency event of 2020, which OGUK and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) will co-host via a webinar on March 24.

Anyone keen to improve project management performance can dial in to a breakfast-time web-based seminar focusing on the ECITB’s recently updated Project Collaboration Toolkit, will highlight the benefits and efficiencies that collaboration can deliver.

Emily Taylor, OGUK’s Continuous Improvement Manager, said:
“The combination of the global economic impact of the continued spread of the coronavirus, the most dramatic fall in oil price in almost 30 years and a halving of gas prices is placing extraordinary pressures on our industry. We’re focusing on everything we can do to share knowledge that helps protect our industry, enabling its sustainability and resilience in extremely difficult conditions while underpinning collective efforts to deliver a net-zero oil and gas basin.
Evaluation of activities on the UK Continental Shelf between 2011-2016 demonstrated how inefficient project management contributed to costly budget overruns of up to 35% and delays in delivery. The Efficiency Task Force’s role in seeking out, promoting and providing access to efficient practice across the industry with tools like OGUK’s Robust Project Delivery Guidelines and ECITB’s Collaboration Toolkit is making a difference, with project delivery performance improving in 2018 so this webinar is a great opportunity learn more.”

Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said:
“The Project Collaboration Toolkit has demonstrated its value to the UK oil and gas industry since its launch because by sharing skills and expertise across projects we see improved efficiency and productivity.
“It’s already been used successfully on several projects in the upstream and downstream sector, such as Shell’s Brent Bravo, where smaller project teams worked collaboratively to deliver the project on time and at reduced cost. “It is also used as a resource by Robert Gordon University to teach the project managers of tomorrow about the process of collaborative working.
“There’s no doubt that supply chain collaboration is critical to transforming the business performance of the UKCS and the toolkit is a valuable resource for project managers.”

The webinar ETF is presenting in collaboration with ECITB to showcase efficiency opportunities in project management, will start at 8.30 am and will feature the following speakers:
• Phil Simon, ETF chairman
• Chris Claydon, CEO ECITB
• Neil Rogerson, Engineering Director, Epro-Subsea
• Dan Mcateer, Head of Project Management, Worley
The presentations will close at 9.30am following a Q&A session

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Notes to Editors:

1. Further information on the event can be found here

in collaboration with ECITB to showcase efficiency opportunities in project management, will start at 8.30 am and will feature the following speakers:

  • Phil Simon, ETF chairman
  • Chris Claydon, CEO ECITB
  • Neil Rogerson, Engineering Director, Epro-Subsea
  • Dan Mcateer, Head of Project Management, Worley

The presentations will close at 9.30am following a Q&A session

Ends