Project Management in Oil and Gas Fields

Face to face duration: 5 days
PDU's: 40

Course Objectives

This five (5) day course is based on the content of an internationally recognised vocational qualification for project leaders, project managers, and project facilitators.

The design of this interactive training course allows you to study the most up-to-date theories and practices in the field of project management at the level of project manager where responsibility for the entire project outcomes and team interaction is found.

This course will provide a solid foundation across the project management discipline. The training course delivery is structured around the ten project management knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants can expect to:

  • successfully manage projects in oil and gas fields and develop a solid grasp of everyday project management terminology
  • gain a solid underpinning knowledge in support of their current or emerging skills in the application of project management
  • learn how to deliver more certain outcomes to project stakeholders
  • build project management capabilities and understand importance of effective management of a team and stakeholders
  • refine skills in managing scope, time, cost and quality in oil and gas field projects
  • develop skills for: communicating to influence; creating win-win collaborative relationships; managing conflict and inspiring others to a common purpose and goal.


  • Define scope of an oil and gas field project - one of the most challenging project management tasks.
  • Write effective oil and gas field project plans to meet delivery requirements of corporate/business expectations.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively use various tools to make cost and schedule decisions.
  • Use mechanisms linked with the plan for day-to-day control of oil and gas field projects to meet project objectives.
  • Provide quality deliverables with ability to meet reporting requirements on demand.
  • Select appropriate tools to support monitoring and control mechanisms.
  • Assign agreed responsibilities to maximise core and broader team capabilities.


  1. Manage project integration.
  2. Manage project scope.
  3. Manage project time.
  4. Manage project cost.
  5. Manage project quality.
  6. Manage project human resources.
  7. Manage project information and communications.
  8. Manage project risk.
  9. Manage project procurement.
  10. Manage project stakeholders.


This course is targeted at those seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in project management and seeking employment as:

  • project manager (generic)
  • project manager (industry specific)
  • project portfolio manager
  • program manager project
  • contract manager
  • senior managers accountable for making investment decisions.


  • Face-to-face delivery of theory.
  • Facilitated discussions.

Delivery Strategy

The course has been structured to be delivered over five (5) days. It has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence.

The course provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical application of best practice project management.

Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning techniques:

  • individual and group activities
  • short lecture sessions
  • using templates
  • practical and experiential
  • written activities
  • presentations.

Participants will receive a state-of-the-art student manual with all reference material, PowerPoint presentations and activities.

Project Outline

Day One

  • Overview of project management processes and lifecycle.
  • Understanding attributes of an effective project manager and effective team management.
  • Understanding the principles of project integration.
  • Understanding the principles of project stakeholder engagement.
  •  Case study group work activities.

Day Two

  • Understanding principles of project scope
  • Understanding principles of project time
  • Case study group work activities

Day Three

  • Understanding principles of project cost
  • Understanding principles of project quality
  • Case study group work activities

Day Four

  • Understanding principles of project human resources
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Understanding principles of project information and communication
  • Case study group work activities

Day Five

  • Understanding principles of project risk
  • Understanding principles of project procurement
  • Case study group work activities


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco