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ECTIB: Applying the project collaboration toolkit – Apache North Sea, Subsea 7 & Quad

18 May 2018

Apache North Sea, Subsea 7, Quad [Apache topsides team; PD&MS; QEDI; GEG]

1. Problem Statement

How to enhance delivery performance on the Callater Field Development Project to support project viability and business case in a low oil price environment.

2. Aims

  • Best in class safety and quality performance.
  • Project completion and ‘first oil’ within 24 months of field discovery.
  • Project cost performance at or below budget.

3. Method

  • Create a high performing, collaborative, project delivery team for efficient and effective project delivery.
  • Select known and trusted project delivery partners with predisposition to collaborative working.
  • Provide leadership, vision and boundaries of responsibility to allow project team members (the right people for the right role) to do what they do best.
  • Work with the ECITB Project Collaboration Toolkit retrospectively to evaluate and validate collaborative performance and to record outcomes and learnings from the collaborative experience for future benefit.


  • Fast project team ramp up with critical items of scope specified, ordered/ completed early.
  • Using partners with track record and known capability, formation of a lean, efficient project team that was focussed on delivery performance, with no role overlap and duplication.
  • Project delivered for a 10% reduction on approved cost budget.
  • A UKCS record for project schedule performance: 23 months only from field discovery to production.
  • Demonstration to the entire UK oil & gas sector of what can be achieved through effective project collaboration.

Total schedule time saved: Completed 5 weeks ahead of an aggressive schedule of 24 months to first oil

Total cost savings: 10% saving on approved project budget

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