The winning team demonstrated the essential skills and collaboration principles with value enhancement in project planning and execution necessary to deliver the winning project.
The competition addresses key learning areas critically required in the oil & gas sector. Importantly, it also supports the key messages from a recent report from Deloittte which states buyers in the oil and gas industry are potentially adding cost in the N. Sea because they are not collaborating with suppliers effectively enough in their supply chains.
The competition is run in collaboration with Cranfield School of Management as part of a wider project management training initiative within the engineering construction industry.
Six teams from across the industry participated in the competition’s simulated construction project. It was closely fought between winners Technip and Marathon Oil who came second with the Gold Award. Total E&P took the final rostrum place claiming the Silver Award.
Chris Bird, on behalf of the ECITB presented the teams with their awards (pictured, above)
- Sir Ian Diamond, Principal, University of Aberdeen
- Paul Goodfellow, Shell UK
- Gunther Newcombe, OGA
- Graeme Young, CMS
- Derek Leith, EY
- Prof. John Paterson, University of Aberden
- Amec Foster-Wheeler
- Prof. Alex Kemp, University of Aberdeen
The 2016 UK Oil and Gas Collaboration Conference – Aberdeen 14 April