The Supply Chain in the Upstream Industry has its own specificities and is particularly complex due to the globality of the Oil and Gas Industry.
It is definitely the organization aiming at securing the Oil and Gas development Projects and Operations.
It is interesting to compare the Supply Chains of a Manufacturing industry and of an Upstream entity in order to determine the similarities and differences. Through examples and exercises, the Trainees define themselves the role of the Supply Chain in both industries and their objectives.
The various functions of the Upstream Supply Chains are reviewed in order to understand the interactions and roles within the chain.
This course is designed for any actor of the Upstream Supply Chain: Buyer, Expediter, Stock Controller, Transit agent. It is also recommended to actors of the Logistics trade. All personnel involved in an Oil or Gas development project will also be interested in understanding how the Supply Chain is organized to support these Projects.
Upon completion of this module the Trainees will have a throughout understanding of the Supply Chain and of the main functions of the chain in order to improve its efficiency.
A few decades ago, the Purchasing function in an Oil & Gas Company was seen only as a Procurement function, being in charge of supplying Goods and Services defined by the end user.
Over the years, the Purchasing function has won its letters of nobility and has proven to be a powerful leverage of savings and cost reduction.
In the energy sector, where production sites are spread everywhere and sometimes in very isolated areas, Purchasing & Procurement have also the mission to secure the supply of high-tech equipment which will travel all over the world before being installed offshore or in remote areas.
These two objectives, cost saving and securing of supply, make the Purchasing & Procurement a strategic function and an essential segment of the Supply Chain as it drives the other steps of the chain.
This course is primarily designed for Buyers but it is also recommended to Requester or Prescriber from Technical Department who will learn how to integrate Lead Time in their schedule, will know how to differentiate a SOR from a SOW, and better express their Needs in order to optimize the Purchasing Process.
Upon completion of this course Trainees will have a full understanding and control of the Purchasing Process whatever they are in Procurement functions or prescribers in Technical Departments. This module intends to improve the Purchasing Process and increase its efficiency by better interacting Requesters and Buyers.
In Oil, Gas or Wind development Projects and producing entities, Logistics is a key link of the Supply Chain and an essential actor to secure it. In Projects and Operations which are projected in very remote, and sometimes hostile areas, the reliability of Logistics is a strong element of Operations sustainability.
Logistics Trade, in Exploration & Production entities, integrates a wide range of disciplines and expertise: Marine, Aero, Land Transportation, Lifting, Storage...together with a strong requirement in operational adaptability.
This introduction reviews all the missions, interfaces and disciplines working within the Logistics Trade, constituting the Logistics "Service Package" which contributes to secure E&P Operations.
Any personnel involved in E&P and Offshore Operations and who needs to understand the role of Logistics in the Supply Chain and the diversity of its disciplines.
Upon completion of this course, the Trainees will understand the Role of Logistics inside the Supply Chain and have a clear knowledge of all Disciplines constituting the Logistics Trade. They will control the Interfaces with the internal Clients throughout the Field Life Cycles and the specificities of Upstream Logistics.
The Transit function is much more than transporting Goods from one Vendor located at a point of origin to its final consignee in the country of use. It secures the supply of these Goods by ensuring their smooth transit and integrity through borders. In the Oil & Gas industry this final destination may be an isolated/remote area of difficult access.
This makes the Transit & Shipping function an essential element of the operational Supply Chain efficiency.
Transporting sensitive industrial equipment from one point of the world to the opposite within schedule, with an efficient control of the cost and by ensuring their integrity is a condition of success of the Oil and Gas development Projects.
This course is a dense study of the International Freight Forwarding activity:
- It reviews the regulatory frame of the Freight Forwarding activity,
- It defines the key players,
- It details the liabilities and the contract with the Freight Forwarder,
- It explains the cost structure of a Freight Forwarding invoice allowing its control
- It explains in detail the 2020 Incoterms,
- It addresses the important issue of Packing of the shipment in order to ensure its integrity through a complex transportation chain.
- It describes the customs regulations
Any personnel involved in the Expediting and shipping of Goods: Procurement, Logistics, Transit Agent.
Upon completion of this course the attendants will have a complete understanding of the various tasks of the Transit and Shipping functions.
They will also have a sound knowledge of the different transportation modes.
They will be fully familiar with the Incoterms after having completed a lot of practical exercises allowing them to understand the various terms and their use.
They will be able to enhance their efficiency in the various positions of a Transit/Logistics department and improve the Supply Chain efficiency.
Over the last 20 years, Offshore Wind Industry has become and essential and fast-growing contributor to decarbonized electricity production. It is an industry on its own with its Market, its Value Chain, its Standards and Good Industry Practices. However, it remains a new industry in constant organization and structuring. The objective is to lower the cost of energy produced in order to become a viable actor of the energy transition. The “availability” of the wind turbines is therefore a key condition to reach this objective.
Supply Chain efficiency and Logistics organization are the tools to both increase the production time of the wind turbines and go farer and deeper to find stable winds without affecting the coastal activities.
The course describes:
- The organization of the Offshore Wind Industry: Its share on the energy market and perspectives, the market structure, Value Chain and Supply Chain organization.
- A Project organization and implementation: The definition of a Project contractual strategy, the necessary logistic organization to support the installation phase.
- The Operations and Maintenance phase: How to organize the logistic support in order to ensure the availability of the turbines and control the cost of Maintenance, essential to the sustainability of the Wind Farm Projects.
- The logistical challenges of the Floating Wind Farms Projects and Maintenance.
All actors of the Offshore Wind Industry who are involved in Project development, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain and/or Logistics activities.
Upon completion of this course, the attendants will have a deep understanding of the OWI market, the definition of a wind farm and Supply Chain Organization. They will understand the essential steps of a development project and the key elements of the Operations & Maintenance phase, and the infrastructures necessary for their implementation and support. Finally, they will be aware of the challenges facing the development of the Floating Wind Technology.
Concerns for Environmental protection, Climate change and Human Health focus the attention on how the Oil & Gas Companies can reduce the impact of their operations on the Environment. This has become an essential requirement of Operator’s efficiency.
Logistics and Supply Chain, by an intensive use of all transportation means to support worldwide industry’s operations, have a key role to play to reduce the environmental impacts of the Exploration, Project and Production phases.
This course is a complete overview of the Research and Developments ongoing to reduce the transports impact on environment. They are at the center of the necessity to decarbonize the economy.
During this session, we will cover all transport modes: Sea, Air and Land and see what are the most adapted ways to develop clean transports.
The last section will see how to reduce the environmental impacts of Warehouses: Design and Operation of the “Green Warehouse”
Logisticians, HSE Personnel, Project Engineer, future Head of Logistics, Transit Agents who need to integrate the reduction of Logistics environmental impacts in their decisions. This module is also adapted to personnel working in Transport sector without being involved in Oil and Gas industry.
Upon completion of this module, Trainees will understand the impacts of Transport sector on Green House Gas emissions and Global Warming. They will be aware of objectives set by International Organizations to reduce these impacts. They will have a complete view of all Research & Developments currently on-going to reduce the impacts. They will be able, in their position, to arbitrate decisions aiming at reducing the impacts of Transports and Logistics on Climate and Health
Liquefaction and ocean shipping of natural gas have revolutionized the market and use of this energy. The necessity to reduce the worldwide CO2 emissions also boosted the gas trade and share in the energy mix. Natural Gas is seen today as the energy of transition allowing to drastically reduce CO2 emissions compared to Coal and Oil, before non-fossil alternatives are viable in terms of Availability, Safety and Cost.
LNG therefore plays today an essential role in the energy supply security over the world and brought flexibility in the energy Supply Chain.
This introduction will give full understanding of the 4 main elements of the LNG Value Chain: Gas Exploration & Production - Treatment and Liquefaction - Storage-Loading-Shipping - Reception-Distribution-Usage.
Every person interested by energy and the energy transition.
Upon completion of this introduction, trainees will have a complete and deep understanding of the Gas/LNG industry and Value Chain.