Wk13_Mahfoodha_Lesson Learned


  1. Problem Definition

Projects are generally unique and vary from one to the other especially in terms of purpose, cost, magnitude and the timelines involved. However, the processes to conduct the projects are similar and hence the lessons learned from each project could be used and utilized for other projects.

Takatuf –PMI program is about to conclude, and there were definitely many lesson learned from this experience. Each and every project within the program was a challenge and delivering the requirements provided a wealth of lessons to be captured and interpreted in our future ventures. The intention of this blog is to capture the lessons learned from this program and perhaps find a manner to implement them in future programs.

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W13_Khalid Almamari_Concept Selection of the Main Pipeline Project by using Matrix Analysis


  1. Problem Definition

Currently the produced water from skim tank at Gathering station is pumped to evaporation ponds using water disposal pump. Off late the water cut of wells have increased that resulted in more water being pumped to evaporation ponds and eventually flooding of ponds. There is an urgent need to address this problem on a long term basis.

Produced water treatment facilities and Water injection facilities are available at Production station. The company is planning to transport produced water from Gathering to Production station through 10 Km of pipeline.

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W13.0_Ahmed Al Azizi_ Non Productive Time (NPT) Appraisal for Installation of Oil Transfer Pumps Project


  1. Problem Definition.

As a part from Field Development Program (FDP) it recommends introducing to upgrade the oil shipping facility. In this project two Oil transfer pumps to be installed in B station to increase the shipping capacity from 20,000 ppd to 50,000 ppd. In the below table a summary of project activities:

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W13-Musallam Al Awaid-Lessons Learned


  1. Problem Definition.

This course PMI-Oman 2014 has started in Muscat almost 12 weeks ago. However, we have faced a lot of problems to deliver the promised deliverables from all members of team. This blog is about discussing probable causes of the lack of performance and to capture lessons learned during this course not to be repeated in the next coming courses especially here in Oman. Continue reading

W13.1_Hassan Albarrami_ SELECTION OF CONTRACT


W13.1_Hassan Albarrami_ SELECTION OF CONTRACT

 

  1. Problem Definition

Every year we are tackling around 15 -20 projects (CAPEX) and this to enhance productivity and reliability of the plant, unfortunately some of those projects are completed over budget. The reason behind that is either wrong estimation or due to contractor. In this blog we are going to explore how to select the right contract type which provides the optimum value for your time and money, and protects your project from any risks. The contract type is determined primarily by scope definition, and here are some real projects in which the “real” or “true” scope definition can be calculated [3] as shown in the table below.

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W13_AsmaF_Time plus Cost method


1. Problem Definition

The company has gone through bad experiences in performing some of the critical projects because of contractors. One of the main reasons behind these fails is the contractor. Either the contractors delay the work or go ahead of schedule there’s neither penalty nor advantages. Now the company is about to release a new project for a DSC system (software) for a new petrochemical plant. The DCS system (Distributed Control System) has to ready and running up once the plant is established and start. No delay is acceptable and an early finish is much much much preferred. Target is 180 days.

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W13_Hassan Albarrami_ POINT OF TOTAL ASSUMPTION (PTA)


W13_Hassan Albarrami_ POINT OF TOTAL ASSUMPTION (PTA)

 

  1. Problem Definition

 

To understand the PTA, we need to understand the Fixed Price Incentive Fee Contract (FPIF). In this contract, the buyer agrees to pay a fixed price and a maximum price for cost overruns. This is called the Most Pessimistic View of Costs. The cost rises beyond PTA because of mis-management at the Seller’s end, thus, the seller has to bear all the extra costs beyond this point.

On the other hand the seller will gain if he finishes work at lower cost.

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