Integrated Offshore Commissioning

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Integrated Offshore Commissioning

Making Sure the Project Comes in Time & on Budget

Scheduled Dates

11 - 15 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
17 - 21 Jun 2024 London - UK $5,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Course?

This intensive 5-day course is important since the commissioning of mega offshore projects is a large and complex undertaking that all too often does not receive enough management attention in both the early phases of project development and during project execution. This course will resolve the lack of enough quality of up-front planning, lack of ongoing risk assessments; enormous amount of engineering changes etc., all resulting in costly project delays.

Further, this course has been designed to enhance management and team members’ focus on the critical success factors that have to be controlled in order to deliver a project on time and on budget through a seamless commissioning phase and a timely handover to Operations.

This course will feature:

  • Commissioning key drivers, planning principles and application of experience figures
  • Commissioning preparations, organization, and risk identification
  • Seamless integration and interfaces with other project players
  • The key technical execution specifics - The Big 7 risks
  • Seamless handover to Operations

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the importance of early commissioning planning
  • Apply the key tools and methods necessary to ensure quality and timely completion
  • Identify & clarify the application and importance of continuous risk assessments
  • Appreciate the control of the critical factors that can make or break a project
  • Recognise & uncover the Operations drivers that should be implemented and monitored

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Course for?

This course has been designed for individuals at leadership level involved in the planning and execution of large offshore oil & gas projects. It is especially valuable for:

  • Commissioning Managers
  • Commissioning Leads
  • Commissioning Engineers, and
  • Commissioning Planners, but is also very relevant for project managers, hook-up managers and operations lead personnel involved in commissioning

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes presentations, interactive discussions with experience exchange sessions, practical workshops and casework.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Commissioning Key Drivers, Planning Principles and Application of Experience Figures

  • Historical overrun data, reasons and the importance of upfront planning “The planning triangle”
  • The Key Performance Indicators and the key schedule building blocks- critical ground rules
  • Boundary drawing - do’s and don’ts, and static vs. dynamic commissioning strategy
  • Area-to-system completion philosophy and Construction-HU interface checks
  • Operations key milestones as schedule checks and Commissioning procedures and check sheets
  • Estimating strategy, tools, considerations and growth experience figures and factors


Day Two: Commissioning Preparations, Organization and Risk Identification

  • Value creation and consequence on organization and organizing considerations and concepts
  • Audit-GAP reviews, Self-auditing and auditing contractors
  • Staffing considerations and Contractual considerations
  • Risk assessments and continuous improvement
  • Risk assessment methods and tools
  • Application of generic risk tables


Day Three: Commissioning Preparations, Organization & Risk Identification and Seamless Interfaces with Other Project Players

  • The key preparations specifics and The Key Execution Elements
  • Interface with Construction/HU, Engineering, Marine Ops, Operations etc.
  • Tools and equipment
  • Management decisions, budget and spending levels
  • Schedule change control, monitoring/improving the plan and Critical path analysis
  • The key improvement cycle and decision points


Day Four: The Key Technical Specifics- The Big 7 Risks

  • Loop testing etc.
  • Preservation, cleanliness and oil flushing
  • N2 Testing of compressors
  • Subsea simulations and Subsea integration testing
  • Timing of the installation of PSV’s and control valve
  • Critical execution elements- the Big 7 - and associated schedule impact


Day Five: Seamless Handover to Operations

  • Keep your books in order!
  • Handover/Takeover concepts
  • Handover/Takeover documentation
  • Commissioning-to-Takeover, documentation evolution
  • Handover/Takeover dossier, key content
  • Lessons learned philosophy


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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