Operations Excellence for Managers &Team Leaders

Course Trainer 
Graeme Mackie is an oil and gas executive and
former BP Group Leader and Maersk vice-
president with over 40 years of oil and gas
experience in the North Sea, South America, North Africa, Middle East, Russia and Indonesia.

Admission is ongoing

About This Course

This course provides tools and practical training which can add value to your company by increasing production efficiency and reducing costs. The course covers the main components of operations excellence such as production efficiency and optimisation, integrity and reliability,
integrated activity planning, competence assurance operations readiness and also the operations leadership and performance management required for delivery. Safety is a key foundation of operations excellence but is covered as a subject, in itself, in other training courses offered.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the key components which support excellence in operations
  • Apply tools designed to improve performance in each component
  • Integrate operations readiness into new projects
  • Design and lead a performance management process for embedding and sustaining best practices and tracking performance improvement

What you will learn

Module 1: Overview
 Value of operations in the asset lifecycle
 What does it take to be ‘Best in Class’?
 Organisational models
 The key components and how they fit together
Module 2: Production Optimisation and Efficiency
 The ‘Choke Model’
 Maximum Potential Production
 Locked-in potential
 Reducing planned and unplanned Losses
Module 3: Integrity and Reliability
 Selecting an appropriate maintenance strategy
 Maintenance basics
 Beyond the basics towards excellence
 Key Performance Indicators
Module 4a: Planning
 Why is excellent planning important?
 People
 Processes
 Tools
Module 4b: Training and Competence
 Critical activities and job profiles
 Global operating standards
 Learning plans
 Assurance and assessment
Module 5: Operations Readiness
 Operations in the project lifecycle
 Concept of ‘fit for purpose’
 Critical operations ‘deliverables’ in the project phase
 Organisation and support
Module 6: Leadership and Performance Management
 Operations in the business planning cycle
 Operating ‘rhythm’
 Performance Review
o Leadership and ownership
o Processes
o Meetings ToR and Key Success Factors

Module 7: Conclusion
 Discussion and Q&A
 Action Plans
 Course evaluation
 Wrap-up

Target Group

  • This course is aimed at senior operations professionals.
  • Leaders and managers from the major energy, oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Meet the team

Graeme Mackie


  • Duration:

4 weeks

18 CPD Credits will be awarded on completion

  • Mode of Delivery:

Online or Face to face

  • Cost:

$ 500 

  • Email :
  • Phone :

+256 704663022

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