Oil & Gas Project Management

3 CU

Module Overview

Project managers in the oil and gas industry have to make decisions in an environment of high levels of uncertainty. Poor project management causes oil and gas companies massive losses of resources and money. In a climate of volatile oil prices, it is more important than ever to halt these losses – project managers need to think and act strategically. The module in oil and gas management aims to give students a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of project management as it relates to the dynamic oil, gas and energy industries. This interactive course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to deliver successful projects, within budget, to deadline and of sound business value. Case studies on upstream and downstream projects will provide you with real-life examples of best strategic practices in project management. Take these back to the office and use them in your daily work to overcome the short-term challenges and boost your organisations performance.


At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

    1. Define the purpose and structure of a project
    2. Explain the business contexts of projects
    3. Identify project success factors and characteristics
    4. Explain a process model for the management of projects
    5. Describe stakeholder management methods and processes
    6. Discuss methods to manage the project team
    7. Discuss a project planning and control cycle
    8. Explain methods and processes available to plan a project.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Group discussions and Tutorials


Course Works 50%
Written Examination 50%