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Intro to Oil and Gas Project Management [Online]

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Are you a project manager interested in the employment opportunities available in the booming oil and gas industry? With high oil prices, the boom in shale oil exploration and development, and a desire to achieve energy independence, there is a huge amount of investment in the oil and gas sector of the economy. Exploration and drilling, fracking operations, pipelines, LNG terminals -- and much more -- are under construction across North America and around the world. These are major capital projects, many involving hundreds of millions of dollars of investment. These major construction projects are often supported by dozens (or even hundreds) of smaller IT, engineering, procurement, human resources, and other projects, each of which requires a project manager.

While other industries have been downsizing in recent years, the boom in the oil and gas industry has led to many project managers wondering if they can play a role in this booming sector of the economy. Major oil and gas firms have been struggling to fill all of their required project manager positions, and due to the laws of supply and demand, the salaries for such positions have been climbing.

This 2-hour online course will tell project managers from other industries (such as information technology) what it's like to work as an oil and gas project manager to help them determine whether to pursue a position in this field.

This course uses sound. Please have computer speakers or a headset ready.


In this 2-hour self-paced online course, participants will learn:

  • How projects are structured in the oil and gas industry
  • The role of the project manager on oil and gas projects
  • Expectations for the project manager on an oil and gas project
  • How projects are governed and funded in the oil and gas industry



This course is intended for those interested in finding out more about how project management in the oil and gas industry differs from project management in other fields.


There is no prerequisite for this course.


The course specifically covers:

  • An oil and gas industry overview
  • The responsibilities and compensation of the oil and gas project manager
  • The common project lifecycle models used in the industry
  • The special focus on risk management in oil and gas
  • The different types of contract models used in oil and gas projects
  • And more...

course info

Course ID: 1509
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 2 hours

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$79.95 USD


PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 1 0 1
PgMP 1 0 1
PfMP 1 0 1
PMI-ACP 1 0 1
PMI-SP 1 0 1
PMI-RMP 1 0 1
PMI-PBA 1 0 1

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 2CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 0.25 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 2 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 2 Learning Credits