Operational Excellence: Managing Performance in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Operational Excellence:
Managing Performance in the Oil, Gas
& Petrochemical Industry

Operational Excellence: Managing Performance in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry

Scheduled Dates


07 - 11 Oct 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Lisbon - Portugal $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
17 - 21 Feb 2025 Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
31 Mar - 04 Apr 2025 Paris - France $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
17 - 21 Feb 2025 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Many improvement initiatives fail due to a fragmented approach to the alignment and execution of practitioner activities. Operational Excellence (OpEx) supports the drive for sustainable profitability and growth within your organisation by adopting a holistic approach to improvement.   Operational excellence can help oil and gas companies leverage their strengths by continually improving processes, driving out costs, and paving the way for the low carbon future.

Studies within the Oil and Gas Industry have reported that world class operators enjoy a range of benefits including higher facility reliability, lower maintenance costs, reduced safety incidents and an increase in utilisation of staff on value adding activities. Those operators who can successfully harness the power of continuous improvement will emerge competitive in tomorrow’s shifting landscape and secure the future of global energy.

This Operational Excellence training course in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies required to support an Operational Excellence programme and contribute significantly to the bottom line of your organisation, reducing variation, defects, cycle times, lead times, waste, and costs within your operations.

This Operational Excellence training course in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry will cover:

  • The Operational Excellence Toolkit for the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry 
  • Executing Operational Excellence Strategies Thru’ Projects  
  • Methodologies for Achieving Process and Operational Excellence
  • Applying Best Practices of Lean Organization
  • Leadership Practices for Cultural and Operational Transformation

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Operational Excellence training course in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry , participants will be able to:

  • Prioritise and link improvement activities to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives
  • Manage operational performance using balanced measures and targets  
  • Engage stakeholders to collectively remove waste and optimise the whole ‘Value Stream’
  • Select the appropriate methods and tools within the improvement framework
  • Influence organisational culture and manage changes to support practices in Op Ex

Who is this Training Course for?

This Operational Excellence training course is appropriate for everyone in the organization from the C-level executives down to personnel in the day-to-day operations.  It will develop impactful managerial skills that are vital in achieving and sustaining operational performance improvement.

This Operational Excellence training course in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • General Managers
  • Heads of Departments
  • Business Analysts
  • Operations Management Personnel
  • Field Supervisors, Engineers & Technicians  

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Operational Excellence training course in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry is based on a combination of:

  • Facilitator-led interactive sessions  
  • Practical application of techniques through individual and group activities, and
  • Discussion and reflection of delegates’ real-life experiences.

The course manual provides a guide to all tools and methods covered for future reference.

Organisational Impact

Organisations will benefit from participants adopting holistic thinking, avoiding the sub-optimisation that can result from fragmented improvement activity.

  • Aligning improvements to strategic imperatives
  • Engaging all stakeholders in the improvement efforts
  • Reducing defects and waste across the whole value stream
  • Improving the effectiveness of key resources
  • Increasing customer satisfaction
  • Promoting organisational learning and engagement

Personal Impact

Individuals will benefit by being able to apply the thinking and techniques to identify, evaluate and improve issues affecting them in the workplace.

  • Developing their own professional skills and critical thinking
  • Solving problems using structured, disciplined methods
  • Making data driven business decisions
  • Engaging more effectively with colleagues during team-based problem solving
  • Learning key terms in the language of business improvement

Daily Agenda

Day One: Operational Excellence (Op Ex) Perspectives & Strategic Approach
  • The Op Ex Building Blocks, Principles, Benefits  
  • Op Ex Toolkit in the Oil, Goal & Petrochemicals industry
  • Strategy Alignment and Execution Tools – McKinsey’s 7S, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Map
  • Integrated Management of Key Factors to Sustain High Oil & Gas Operational Performance
  • Development of Performance Measures in Five Imperatives for Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Industry
  • How Op Ex enhances Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Compliance
  • Business Excellence vs Operational Excellence
Day Two: Executing Strategies for Operational Excellence Thru’ Projects
  • Project Overview – Project, Program, Portfolio, Benefits
  • Responsibilities and Skills of Project Managers in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Project Pipeline Development and Prioritisation
  • Project Management Fundamentals - Lifecycle, Constraints, Body of Knowledge
  • Project’s Business Case Proposal
  • Project Management Toolbox for Scope, Schedule, and Risk Planning 
  • Managing Project’s Lifecycle
Day Three: Achieving Process and Operational Excellence
  • Embedding Continuous Improvement – Cycle, Philosophy, and Action Plan
  • Improving Cross-functional Processes – SIPOC, Swimlane
  • Reducing Costs of Quality (COQ)
  • Applying Problem Solving and Improvement Frameworks – A3, 8D, and DMAIC  
  • Selecting and Applying Improvement Tools - Idea Generation, Data Analysis, and Decision Making
  • Enhancing Process Flow with Theory of Constraints (TOC
Day Four: Best Practices for Lean Organization
  • The Evolution of “Lean” Practices
  • Lean Management 4P (Philosophy, Process, People, Performance) Framework
  • The 14 Principles of Lean Organization
  • Finding & Eliminating Wastes 
  • Optimizing Equipment Availability Thru’ Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Visual Management & Controls – 5S, Kanban, Andon, and Standard Work
Day Five: Leadership Practices for Cultural and Operational Transformation
  • Analysing Elements of Corporate Culture 
  • Leading Emergent Changes for Operational Excellence
  • Resolving Conflicts in Operations 
  • Building Consensus Among Varying Stakeholders
  • Building High-Performing Teams


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

Oxford Management Centre

Our collaboration with Oxford Management Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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.

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to [email protected].

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