Project Controls

Interface Management

All projects involve complex interface dependencies among diverse contracting parties, which can create challenges for effective and efficient project delivery. Offshore Energy plans and manages the work so that potential risks are identified early enough to be mitigated and controlled, minimising their possible impact on your project.

Offshore Energy interface and document management systems utilise cloud-based technology that is managed and administered by our experienced document controllers. Our systems allow for a globally dispersed project team to have full access to real time project information. Updates to the Interface Register can be made from anywhere around the world and ensure accurate and timely information is available to the project team at all times.

To ensure integrity between the different elements associated with each project:

  • Key requirements associated with each party involved in a particular interface are precisely defined and supported
  • Interface Registers are maintained, which forms a bridge between all parties involved in the execution of the project and supports integrated working
  • Responsibilities for the parties involved with the interface are maintained in order that follow‐up actions are closed out efficiently for all concerned
  • The status of the interface actions is monitored to enable follow‐up by the Project Team if necessary, such as mitigation or change management.

Document Management

Our interface management systems are fully integrated into our document management system supporting 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. Access to the system is also available to our offshore field engineers and managers.

Offshore Energy utilises ProArc software to manage both its in-house and project document control requirements. Regardless of location, onshore or offshore, our personnel have access to all our information and can participate in all workflows from wherever they are working. Microsoft Outlook is also integrated into our systems tying together email correspondence and document management. This allows us to 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 these interface management and document control technologies has resulted in:

  • Greater efficiency among all parties by using agreed processes
  • Easier interface tracking and reporting, which drives faster resolution of issues
  • Flexibility to address each project’s unique data requirements, workflows and reporting needs
  • Proactive regulatory compliance, a comprehensive and permanent audit trail of communications, actions and deliverables
  • Significant reduction of risk
  • An efficiency improvement of up to 75% over stand systems.

Project Planning

Project planning starts during the bid process and is built upon following contract award, with handover from the commercial team as the transition is made to the project team. Project teams are assembled by aligning skill sets with the individual project requirements. Continuity of personnel from the start of a project through to completion is a priority at Offshore Energy, as we consider it a key element in delivering the best possible project outcomes.

Our project planning and execution processes are robust and 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 effectively collect and collate project costs from various sources 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 to project completion.