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Project Management Project Controls

Project Controls

Interface Management

All projects involve complex interface dependencies among diverse parties, which can create challenges to effectively and efficiently deliver. Offshore Energy plans and manages work so potential risks are identified early, mitigated and controlled, which minimises the possible impact on your project.

Offshore Energy interface and document management systems utilise cloud-based technology. This allows a globally dispersed project team to have full access to real time project information. Updates can be made from anywhere in the world, ensuring accurate and timely information is available to the project team at all times.

To maintain integrity among different elements associated with each project:

  • Key requirements for each party involved in an interface are precisely defined 
  • Interface Registers are maintained to enable integrated working among all parties involved 
  • Responsibilities among the parties are allocated so ownership is clear
  • Actions are tracked to enable follow‐up if necessary, such as mitigation or change management.

Information Management

Our interface management systems are fully integrated into our document management system. This supports a continuous relationship between engineering and documentation to ensure that work is being carried out based on the most up-to-date version of each document at all times.

Offshore Energy utilises Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) software to manage both its in-house and project document control requirements. Regardless of onshore or offshore location, our personnel have access to all information at all times, enabling them to participate in workflows from wherever they are working. Email is also integrated into our systems, which further supports effective document and information management. We have complete control of all essential project data, whether it is email-related content or technical documents such as drawings and virtual models.

Our investment in information technologies has resulted in:

  • Greater efficiency (up to 50% over other systems) by using standardised processes among all parties
  • Easier interface tracking and reporting, enabling faster resolution of issues
  • Flexibility to address each project’s unique data requirements, workflows and reporting needs
  • A comprehensive and robust audit trail of communications, actions and deliverables, which in turn enables demonstration that regulatory compliance and other requirements are met
  • Strong risk management and significant reduction of risk.

Project Planning

Project planning starts during the bid process and is built upon following contract award. Handover from the commercial team transitions work to the project team.

Project teams are assembled by aligning skill sets with the individual project requirements. Offshore Energy considers that continuity of personnel is a key element in the successful delivery of project outcomes. From the start of a project through to completion, we aim to ensure the right personnel are committed.

Our project planning and execution processes emphasise safety and quality through effective engineering. Offshore Energy delivers projects safely, to a high standard, on time and on budget.

Cost Control

Offshore Energy draws cost control from several in-house systems which are specifically aligned to collect and collate project costs in real time. Monthly project status reports are issued to project managers, giving a detailed and current breakdown of incurred costs to date and costs forecast through to project completion.

Related Services

Project Management

We understand both the science and the art of project management, combining processes and techniques with 'field-proven' tools and procedures to successfully deliver your project from concept to completion.

Claims and Dispute Resolution Support

Offshore Energy offers construction claims, ADR and litigation support services including document management, research and preperation of narratives and demonstrative evidence.