Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Pau, France
Start23 May 2018
End25 May 2018
Discipline Business and Project Management
LevelSkill
Duration3 Days
CostEUR 2,900.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Contracts, Procurements, and Partnering

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With the majority of projects being carried out as a contract, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that the performance of the contract is managed correctly.  Just leaving the contract to happen on its own does not work, the contract must be managed on an on-going basis.  Failure to do so leads to quality being compromised, clauses falling into disuse (or even misuse), and disputes and claims proliferating.  Most activities that are out sourced tend to be contracted for three to five years with options to extend for further years, so it is vital that the promised results are delivered throughout the life of the contract.

Therefore, the objective of this course will be to provide a comprehensive overview of the contractual environment necessary for project team members to interface effectively with the contract and procurement function as part of their day to day work.  It will be necessary to have an understanding of how a contract is formed, the key legal requirements underpinning a contract, and how a contract is administered.

This course qualifies for 25.25 PDUs.

  • Agenda
  • Instructors
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    The Project and Contracting Context, Alliancing and Partnering, and the Tender Process

    • The project and contracting context
    • Alliancing and partnering
    • The tender process

    On day one the course will explain what the definition of a contract is, why it is required, and where it fits into the project environment.  Also, the course will present an introduction to the concept of project strategy and an overview of some of the more commonly used contract strategies in the oil and gas industry.  This will then build on a focus of alliancing and partnering as a specific form of contract strategy and the advantages and disadvantages.  The overall tender process will also be covered looking at some of the key issues that need to be addressed.

    Day 2

    The Tender Process (Continued), Contract Structure, Payment Types, and Effective Negotiation

    • The tender process (continued)
    • The contract
    • Contract structure
    • Effective contract negotiation

    The learning objectives of day two will be for participants to understand the role of the tender in the contracting process.  In particular, participants will learn how to deal with procedural items, such as clarifications, and how to deal with side letters.  The main legal aspects behind a contract will be discussed, as well as ways in which a contract may be legally invalid and how to deal with breaches of a contract. The structure behind a contract will be looked at, summarizing some of the key clauses, and finally, the key elements of a successful contract negotiation will be covered.

    Day 3

    Supply Chain Management, Contract Administration, and Dispute Resolution

    • Supply chain management
    • Contract administration
    • Disputes      

    On day three, the course will cover the concept of a supply chain and the role of procurement within the supply chain.  The main elements of contract administration will be looked at, including statutory obligations, liabilities and negligence, indemnities, liquidated damages, and penalty clauses.  Possible causes of frustration from the contract will be discussed and Force Majeure clauses will be defined.  Possible causes of disputes in the contract will also be outlined along with the solutions that clients and contractors can pursue to resolve those disputes.

  • Instructors

    Colin Balchin
  • Audience

    The course is aimed at anyone in a project team who requires a greater understanding of how the topic of contracts and procurement impacts the project environment.

  • Prerequisites

    None.

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Pau

    The historic town of Pau has a mild climate, numerous parks and gardens, and stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains.

    Pau Château

    The town and surrounding region are renowned for excellent food and superb local delicacies and offer a wide range of sporting events and activities to keep you entertained on evening and weekends. Pau is home to several top national sports teams (basketball, rugby, handball), the oldest golf course in continental Europe and superb new spa facilities, and is just a stone’s throw from ski slopes, mountain trails and sandy beaches.

    The NExT Training Centre Pau is easily accessible via regular international flights to Pau Pyrenees Airport and TGV rail links from Paris. NExT can help you with organizing your local transport and accommodation.

    • Timezone : GMT+01:00, Europe (Paris)
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