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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!

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In times of increasing focus on carbon emissions and a pressure to cut project costs, how does a North Sea energy services company ensure that its projects remain viable? In his talk, Jak demonstrated how a project’s culture is a key project success factor. This event was held on 25 May 2023.

As one of the world’s most mature basins, the North Sea has become a test bed for innovation. A recent challenge for industry, backed by a statutory obligation set by the UK government, is to find new ways to extract more oil and gas, in an economically viable manner. As the world drives for a lower-carbon future, this challenge intensifies: recover more, for less money, and with fewer emissions per barrel.

This presentation described the current industry context, the challenges faced and prompted a discussion on what the key factors to project success are.

Jak Rahman, Senior Project Manager, Petrofac 

Jakaria Rahman is a chartered Chemical Engineer and chartered Project Manager with in-depth industry experience and knowledge, having worked extensively for energy sector operators. He has developed and delivered multi-million pound, multi-disciplinary brownfield and greenfield projects of varying complexity and scale, from both the client and business side.

A former Chairman of the APM Aberdeen Chapter and volunteer for the IChemE and Energy Institute, Jakaria is also co-author of the OEUK "Robust Project Delivery Guidelines" document. At Petrofac he holds the role of Senior Project Manager within the major projects team specialising in the Conceptual and Front-End phases of projects.

Jak has very kindly allowed his presented material to be made available for viewing.
The slides on Slideshare are now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

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APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

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