Oil Sands


On behalf of an owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a CAD$14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.


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