Workshops



  • Workshop A: Modular Construction for Major Projects with Brian Songhurst
  • Workshop B: Build a Business Case for Modularisation facilitated by Rob Steele
  • Workshop C: Heavy Lift Transportation Method Statements – Best Practice - facilitated by Mike Priestly


Workshop A: Wednesday 20 July 2011 8.00-12.00

8:00 Workshop A: Modular Construction for Major Projects with Brian Songhurst

Brian Songhurst is the Director of LNG within Energy and Power, based in London and oversees a variety of LNG projects for both onshore and offshore applications. The offshore applications include floating LNG liquefaction units (F-LNG) and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). He was previously Engineering Manager with MW Kellogg, one of the world’s leading contractors within the LNG industry. Brian is chairman of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Subject Oil & Natural Gas group which provides technical networking between its members to deliver best practices within the chemical engineering community.

08:00 Introductions, Agenda & Format

08:30 Objective

09:00 Session 1 - Offshore Industry Background

09:30 Coffee Break

09:45 Session 2 – Techniques

  • Decision Drivers;
  • Design Considerations;
  • Fabrication Techniques;
  • Sea Transportation;
  • Land Transportation.

10:45 Session 3 - Case Studies

  • Snøhvit LNG Project, Norway;
  • Woodside LNG Train V, Australia;
  • Gorgon LNG Plant, Australia;
  • Ichthys LNG Plant, Australia;
  • Pluto LNG Plant, Australia.

*Note not inclusive of day one

12:00 Welcome Lunch for Workshop Delegates


Workshop B: Wednesday 20 July 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm

6:30pm - 8:45pm Workshop B: Build a Business Case for Modularisation facilitated by Rob Steele

Deciding to use modular construction on large scale projects is a time consuming decision and requires an informed and carefully planned decision making process. Acquiring client buy-in to the technique is critical and understanding the varying design and project delivery methods is critical to the projects success. This workshop will enable the attendee’s to do so for their own business and step through each component in the process to ultimately decide on whether to modularise or not.

6:30 Alignment with Client / Project Objectives
6:40 Early Client buy-in
6:50 “Right-Sizing” Modules appropriate for project constraints
7:00 Maximise extent of Modularisation
7:10 Advance engineering design; freeze designs early
7:20 Target “high bulk density”
7:30 Break with Light Evening Meal
7:50 Early Constructability / Operability / Maintainability reviews
8:00 No net cost penalty (compared to conventional construction strategies)
8:10 Review / Re-Align business case at all project Gates
8:20 Quantify targeted benefits
8:30 Measure Performance to demonstrate that projected benefits have been delivered
8:45 Conclusion

Workshop C - Thursday 21 July 2011

5:00pm - 8:00pm Workshop C: Heavy Lift Transportation Method Statements – Best Practice - facilitated by Mike Priestly

The successful execution of heavy and oversized cargo transportation can only be achieved through considerable planning, engineering and the development of good method statements. The method statement or transportation manuals comprise significant technical, planning and safety information. Given the value of large and oversized project cargo, the method statements should reflect best practice.

The method statement and information contained therein is required not only by clients, but also other stakeholders, particularly when multiple modes of transportation are involved.

This workshop will be based on a hypothetical module transportation (road and sea) from Henderson to Karratha, Western Australia. Participants in groups will identify and build a structured robust method statement. The group will agree on suitable technical risk criteria and carry out a risk assessment of the developed methodology.

5:00 Introduction
5:10 Session Aim
5:20 Method Statement Overview – Hypothetical
5:35 Whiteboard Large
6:05 Group Session – Building the methodology
6:10 Lookahead
6:15 Break and Light Evening Meal
6:45 Small Group Session – Building the statements for each transportation component
7:05 Content Compilation
7:15 Risk Criteria Large Group
7:25 Risk Assessment
7:45 Wrap Up