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The future of Project Controls: No longer your clerical functions

8 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in person in Aberdeen to network with your local project professional community and gain key knowledge

The ability to generate project related data is rapidly exceeding the ability for some companies to manage its use effectively.

In many cases this is leading to data proliferation and overload without any noticeable improvement in project performance, quality, or predictability. What if this data could be tapped to its full potential? Eliminating the need to transcribe, amend and move data between systems, allowing for a verifiable ‘single source of truth’. What richness can be found in this data to develop intelligent dashboarding and benchmarks? Where could this be extended to automatically trigger actions to ensure projects are delivered as predictably and efficiently as possible?

Delivering ‘digital transformation’ to meet the future needs of industry is a hot topic, however the practical detail of what this means in the context of delivering projects is often lacking or ill-defined. To help companies communicate and frame their current and desired level of project control capability, a common framework has been developed around 5 levels of predictive performance. These performance levels will be introduced in terms of what they can achieve for the project management organisation, and the practical skills and capabilities the project controllers of the future will require to deliver these benefits.

Alex Robertson, Digital Deployment Lead – Projects, Petrofac

Alex has managed some of the largest capital projects and asset support contracts in the North Sea and is currently helping establish the Project Management Office for the Acorn Project an energy transition project, involving carbon capture and hydrogen, sited in the North East of Scotland.

Alex has a long track record of introducing systems, technology and analytics to industry and is passionate about upskilling the workforce for future project delivery. He has been nominated to represent the UK Oil and Gas Sector as part of a cross industry data analytics task force comprising project delivery professionals, project trade associations, academia and government and is an active member of the ECTIB’s Project Management Steering Group.

James Sitter, Vice President Modifications & Project Services, Harbour Energy

As an experienced professional with over 20 years in upstream, midstream, and chemical industries, James is a leader in managing organisational change to drive business and project efficiency. He is currently focused on establishing Harbour Energy’s global project management systems, including the digital transformation of their project services platform.

Prior to Harbour Energy, James served in a number of senior development, project and operational roles for assets and projects based in North America, Indonesia, and the UK. James is also an active member of the ECTIB’s Project Management Steering Group, and co-author of the recently published OGUK: Robust Project Delivery Guidelines.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.


18:30 Registration, networking and buffet
19:00 Presentation
20:00 Close




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