Best practices in Project Management lead to improved schedules, reduced costs and increased functionality through organizational development, the application of project systems and the management of risk and uncertainty.
Project Management Delivers Positive Outcomes
Project Management is a critical combination of skill and systems designed to plan and execute projects with predictable and positive outcomes.
Our Project Management program provides direct support to:
- create a work breakdown structure (WBS) based on systems that are aligned to the project deliverable,
- integrate early planning with design to construct, operate and maintain practices,
- create project systems that support delivery of cost, schedule and functionality specifically including risk management,
- create Project Management Plans that define how projects will be executed,
- develop a Project Delivery Process for preictable and repeatable performance.
Project Management Has Changed
Project Management evolved from the 1940’s to the 1970’s as a discipline for managing engineering projects with respect to time, budget and specification. Today’s world of project management is much more demanding because it involves far more numerous types of projects, is applied earlier in the life cycle of these projects and now also has applications in delivering organizational change programs and strategic initiatives.
Unfortunately, the newer methods for project management are often not used or are poorly understood. The key people running projects have often not been sufficiently trained in the use of these methods before being handed the gauntlet to complete a challenging project. Those organizations that are competent in project management methods differentiate themselves through their performance and ability to profitably grow. Simply implementing best project practices in a consistent manner will lead to significant improvement in many projects of all types.
Lean Manufacturing Brings Added Value to Project Management
DE WARDT AND COMPANY has developed a proprietary process that incorporates Lean Manufacturing techniques into Project Management with significant benefits in terms of cost, schedule and functionality. The primary program is called Lean Drilling™
Project Management Testimonials
The strength of this approach is that it is the project team who build the organization and thus who have a direct stake in its success it is not a process that can be copied.
Due to this planning, all the well objectives were met below AFE and under planned time. This planning process contributed to the drilling success of the Gjallar deepwater well.
Project Management Case Studies
Petrofac - 40% Reduction in Drilling Time
Planned performance was based on past performance and overall regional performance. An integrated operator / supplier team was formed with assigned deliverables through the planning phase. A target time was set at under half the past performance through a team Drill the Well On Paper (DWOP) event. Results showed an impressive 40% reduction in drilling and completion time for the wells which faced challenges from soft formations that are difficult to build inclination to intermittent depleted sands which create a complex pore and frac gradient regime with a narrow mud weight window. Furthermore, precautions were taken to minimize formation damage in the producing interval.
Addax Achieves 77% Drop in Project NPT
Performance was poor as non productive time in the operation was over 30%. John de Wardt defined a project delivery process and got it to be accepted by all in the department. This process requires the application of a number of steps at all stages of the planning and execution processes with appropriates gates that check and sanction each step before the next stage is carried out. The application of this process had a dramatic impact on performance as non productive time dropped to about 11% the following year. By the second year non productive time was about 7% - a total reduction of non-productive time of 23%.