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Announcements

December 1, 2014
The Upstream Industry Benchmarking Consortium (UIBC) 2014 is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Eligible participants can claim up to 19.75 PDUs by following these instructions.
October 13, 2014
UCEC members gather annually to review new IPA metrics packages that can be used to improve business project estimate assurance and evaluation quality.
July 15, 2014
In a Tank Storage Magazine article, IPA’s Josh McClellan discusses how companies can improve the performance of tank installation, revamp, and maintenance projects.

InSites: Research and News for Small Projects

October 29, 2014
When teaching IPA Institute courses, participant dialogue is one of the things Phyllis Kulkarni enjoys most. Here she shares some recent examples.
October 22, 2014
What is the best staffing for a shutdown? What is the right mix of owner/contractor resources? IPA is working with major companies to answer these questions and more.
August 13, 2014
What is one thing you would change about your project system? IPA asked hundreds of site-based project managers this question, and the answers are eye-opening.

Press Releases

September 30, 2011
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 Dr. Allison J. Aschman will become Director for the Asia Pacific Region effective October 1, 2011

September 24, 2010
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Although both contractor- and owner-led turnarounds have similar levels of planning, owner-led turnarounds were found to be 13 percent less expensive for a similar scope of work, according to an IPA study.

April 30, 2010
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An IPA study finds that over one-third of all site-based projects are failing to meet their authorized objectives for a variety of reasons, including the lack of definition, over-worked project managers, the lack of input from key project stakeholders during definition, and late changes, among others.

Presentations

October 13, 2014
At the Mastering Complex Projects Conference, IPA’s Rob Young will discuss why complex capital projects fail more frequently than standard large projects. 
August 3, 2014
How does capital project performance in Latin America compare to Industry? IPA’s Lisiane Capaverde will discuss this topic at the CURT member meeting in Brazil.
February 2, 2014
IPA CEO Edward Merrow will offer his perspective on why E&P megaprojects struggle in a keynote speech at an upcoming Society of Petroleum Engineers event in Abu Dhabi. 

Research Highlights

December 12, 2014
IPA is working closely with a number of oil and gas operators to determine Best Practices that drive the performance of non-operated ventures (NOV).
November 7, 2014
The Contractor Research Consortium will examine a variety of topics with the goal of improving capital project performance in conjunction with owner companies.
November 4, 2014
As engineering timeliness & quality are critical to executing capital projects, IPA seeks to find the root causes of engineering quality issues & schedule slip.

In the News

October 14, 2014
IPA's Neeraj Nandurdikar writes in the Journal of Petroleum Technology that a new type of business leadership is needed to overcome challenges in the E&P industry.
October 11, 2011

Published by AIPM News

July 19, 2010

Published by ChemicalProcessing.com

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