PMI Southwest - Project Appraisal and Sanction Process in the Oil and Gas Industry Prior to Recent Price Crash of 2014/2015

    February 21, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Schlumberger - Sugar Land Campus
    210 Schlumberger Drive
    Sugar Land, TX 77478
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    George Frank
    Quanta Factors LLC 


    George Frank is consultant director of Quanta Factors LLC (and defunct Quantum Factors Services UK Ltd). He has extensive experience of over 18years spanning engineering design, maintenance and operations in the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream oil and gas sectors.

    He has both technical and project management experience working on various projects such as Yanbu Export Refinery (Saudi Arabia), Gassi Touil LNG plant (Algeria), Block B&52 – O Mon Gas Pipeline Project (Vietnam), CRX Pipeline (Angola), Saqqara Gas Plant (Egypt), Shwe &Shwe Phyu project (Myanmar), Pierce Field (Shell UK), Ettrick Field Pipeline (Nexen UK) and many more projects across the globe.

    He has worked directly or consulted all over the world for companies such as Halliburton, BHP Billiton, Bluewater Energy Services, ExxonMobil, Wood Group, BP, Shell, Talisman Energy, KBR and many more.

    He holds degrees in Corrosion Engineering and an MBA from University of Manchester and Manchester Business School (MBS) respectively in England, UK.

    Topic Description: Project Appraisal and Sanction Process in the Oil and Gas Industry Prior to Recent Price Crash of 2014/2015

    In the period leading up to the recent oil price crash in 2014/2015, capital raised worldwide for projects by the Oil and Gas industry amounted to an estimated $850 Billion between 2009 to 2013 (J. England, Deloitte Press, 2015). This was a gargantuan amount of money, following onto the triggering of the oil price crash of 2014/2015 some of these projects were either outrightly cancelled or deferred This presentation reviews the processes how Oil and Gas E&P companies appraised and sanctioned projects in the period prior to the crash.

    This presentation draws heavily on MBA thesis (Frank etal, MBS 2015) and other industry research papers. The presentation shows the critical criteria used by the oil and gas industry in the project appraisal process, how the appraisal process is carried out and what are the flaws (if any in the process). It then proffers/recommends what could be done to shore up Oil and Gas Industry project appraisal and sanction process to provide better and more reliable results for the industry and the global economy at large. 

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    Location:
    Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus
    Forum Cafe
    210 Schlumberger Drive
    713-234-0550

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