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Lead Planning Engineer, JP Kenny Limited, Gorgon Upstream Facilities

START Date: 
October, 2009
END Date: 
June, 2014

Chevron Gorgon Project Upstream Facilities Team

- Assurance & Management of Change Co-ordinator


This role required an experienced Project Controls specialist familiar with the spectrum of the oil and gas industry project controls and execution activities, with a good understanding of technical and execution principles of upstream scopes and schedule and cost management processes.  Key responsibilities were:


·       Conduct Project Controls assurance reviews and assessments as to satisfy wider project assurance/pre-audit requirements and act as focal point for project controls audits

·       Subject matter expert (SME) for project schedule risk analysis maintaining risk model analysing and reporting probabilistic results providing schedule recommendations to minimise project delays

·       Working knowledge of cost engineering to enable detailed assessment of processes and cost reporting

·       Manage processes on behalf of process owners and ensuring appropriate Decision Quality (DQ) and cost stewardship is applied to project changes

·       Prepare and facilitate fortnightly MoC reviews and chair project Change Review Board meetings


Chevron Gorgon Project Upstream Facilities Team

- Senior Planning Engineer – Offshore Pipelay/Rock Installation


The $2 billion Offshore Pipelay and Rock Dumping packages were key to the success of the Upstream Facilities project.  With the largest 34” super span to date, 1350m WD clad pipelay, 660Km of pipelines, 20,000T of subsea structure installation and 1,900,000T of rock stabilisation there are many planning challenges with high cost impact.  As package planner I was responsible for:


·       Understanding offshore pipelay scope to ensure it is accurately reflected in the client schedule

·       Review of daily reports, milestone certificates, marine traffic movements and contractor detailed schedules

·       Monitoring Drilling schedules and represent pipelay team at interface, commercial and SIMOPs meetings

·       Develop & maintain pipelay metrics & conduct verification reviews of contractors reported progress

·       Managing interfaces between SEV procurement, HDD crossing, heavy lift and pre-comm packages

·       Providing rapid what-if scenario planning to support timely management decision making


Chevron Gorgon Project Upstream Facilities Team

- Senior Planning Engineer – Portfolio Integration


As part of the core project controls team for the Upstream Facilities elements of the $50 billion Gorgon LNG project my responsibilities included the following:


·       Provide supervision for a planning team of 15 during planning lead absences

·       Maintain upstream facilities section of integrated level 2 project master schedule

·       Develop, document and roll out progress update process from contactor data validation to JVP S-Curves

·       Prepare monthly upstream planning reporting deliverables for management reporting

·       Maintain upstream risk model in Primavera Risk Analysis (Pertmaster) V8.3

·       Support management team at annual JVP review and peer schedule risk reviews

·       Developing level 3 schedule activity coding structure & configure database for controlling a mega project

·       Author planning interface specifications and guidelines for subcontractors to ensure alignment of schedule reporting deliverable and contribute to development of the Project Controls PEP

·       Provide critical analysis of tender submission schedules and expert advice to package managers



I played a leading role in transitioning planning system & processes from FEED to Execute phase of the project. Configured Primavera P6 and developed planning processes to support mega project environment.

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