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March 18, 2014
The current oil & gas capital investment landscape is less forgiving than in the past, forcing many E&P operators to cancel or recycle projects. Why is this, and what can companies do to reverse the trend?
February 10, 2014
Despite current economic uncertainty in Asia, the results of a recent IPA survey reveal that over 50 percent of Asian companies are more likely to increase capital spending in the near future. Is your company interested in participating and viewing the results?
February 9, 2014
The Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IBC) 2014 is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) at 22.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs). Here is all the information needed to claim your PDUs.

InSites: Research and News for Small Projects

January 13, 2014
IPA is planning five new research studies and tools specifically for site capital project systems addressing the following topics: sustaining capital norms for mining, minerals, and metals sites; benchmarking tank maintenance activities; site portfolio management; construction contracting; and site functionality.
January 7, 2014
How commonly do site-based project managers fulfill multiple roles, and how does it affect capital project performance?
August 23, 2013
Much of IPA’s capital project research relies on understanding the owner company perspective. But, to determine the factors that contribute to the success or failure of site engineering alliances, IPA switched gears and sought feedback directly from engineering contractors themselves.

Press Releases

September 30, 2011

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

September 24, 2010

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

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.


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. 
January 26, 2014
Why are Exploration & Production (E&P) companies around the world struggling with their capital projects? IPA’s Rolando Gächter will discuss this issue at the Offshore Strategy Conference in Norway.
November 11, 2013
At the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, IPA CEO Edward Merrow will discuss the topic of managing large, complex infrastructure projects.

Research Highlights

April 21, 2014
IPA's Project Research Division provides brief updates on nine ongoing research initiatives. Current studies are focused on rising owner's cost in the oil & gas industry, Gulf of Mexico decommissioning activities, achieiving better project outcomes in West Africa, and more.
March 12, 2014
IPA has generated benchmarks for sustaining capital allocation to mining, minerals, and metals sites. Although this research study is now complete, it remains open to new participants.
February 20, 2014
How can pipeline projects achieve faster line pipe procurement durations and lower costs? IPA is forming a research study to identify Best Practices.

In the News

October 11, 2011

Published by AIPM News

July 19, 2010

Published by ChemicalProcessing.com

July 16, 2010

Published by E&P

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