Top Tier contractors co-operate to launch N. Sea Project Collaboration Toolkit (and you can get it FREE here!)

NEWSLINE MEDIA LIMITEDThe new Project Collaboration Toolkit for the North Sea oil and gas industry enlisted some heavy-weight support for its Aberdeen launch.

Pictured here at the launch of the ground-breaking, all supply-chain toolkit aimed at helping oil exploration companies (assisted by contractors up and down the supply chain) – to get MER (Maximising Economic Recovery), from left, are:

  • Andy Brown, Director of Regional Operations, ECITB (which sponsored the Project Collaboration Toolkit)
  • Brian Chalmers, Strategy & Growth Director, Wood Group
  • Walter Thain, Managing Director, Petrofac (and Chairman, OGUK ETF)
  • Jim Lenton, Interim President, Amec Foster Wheeler, and:
  • Jim Thompson, Head of Projects, Aker Solutions and OPMSG Chairman.

The ECITB and the OPMSG agreed to take action and deliver a ‘Project Collaboration Toolkit’ which would serve as a practical aid and set out the behaviours required for all parties to achieve greater collaboration across all sectors in the Industry.

The toolkit has since been endorsed by Oil & Gas UK and the OCA as it makes a very positive contribution in addressing the challenges facing the industry, and supports the Oil & Gas UK Efficiency Task Force (OGUK ETF) Behavioural Charter.

The Project Collaboration Toolkit is designed to be used at all levels of the supply chain from regulators and operators through to contractors and suppliers and is intended to build on existing synergies to become even stronger over time.

Jim Thompson, head of projects at Aker Solutions, and OPMSG Chairman, commented: “I find it particularly pleasing that this tool is developed in response to a need voiced by the industry; compiled by experienced practitioners within the industry; and now opened up for use across the industry through the ECITB.”

Lynsey Benson, ECITB senior account manager for Scotland, and member of the OPMSG said: “Adopting a collaborative approach to project delivery will never be an easy option. It will require a change in sector culture and a move away from the delivery and contracting models that have predominated.”

The ECITB is the skills, standards and qualifications body with statutory responsibility for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain.

Get your free ECITB Project Collaboration Toolkit here:

www.ecitb.org.uk/Project-Management/Collaboration

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