Project Production Control Implementation to Improve Construction Schedules

Overview

Every key performance indicator used to monitor a project’s construction progress emphasizes trade productivity or specific commodity run-down curves. Examples include productivity of welding by quantity of joints completed per day, quantity of NDT (Non-Destructive Test) inspection per day, etc.

By understanding that project production system is the collection of production systems comprising the interconnected network of processes and operations that represent all the work activities to execute a project from start to finish on the one hand and acknowledging 5-levers of project production management [1] on the other, this paper discusses the actual implementation of Project Production Control (PPC) to improve the performance of several production processes associated with the fabrication and assembly of a Central Processing Platform (CPP) Jacket. Fabrication work of an offshore mega project. CPP Jacket, specifically buoyancy tank was selected as it drives the critical path and requires the highest demand of capacity. 7 buoyancy tanks were built, with a total estimated weight of 2,200 metric-ton. These huge buoyancy tanks were designed to be reversed launching & self-upending of the jacket, easily retractable, and reusable for the next project ensuring sustainability. Results showed that an effective application of PPC positively impacted construction progress and productivity while exposing sources of detrimental variability as the focus of continuous improvement practices .

These results were supplements to conventional project management practices and the findings are of high impact to construction scheduling, planning and control.

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Authors

M Hakim Mat Tasir

PETRONAS

Hakim Mat Tasir is currently an Analyst within Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) sector of PETRONAS. He has more than seven years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He was involved in plant change and capital projects as Construction and Project Engineers role. Hakim has also supported the deployment of Project Production Management (PPM) within PETRONAS projects as well as promoting the Malaysia’s Oil & Gas industry players to adopt the methodology for improved project delivery performance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology PETRONAS in Malaysia.

Erwan Shahfizad Hasidan

PETRONAS

Erwan is currently assigned to Kasawari Gas Development Project as a Senior Project Planner since 2019. He graduated from The University of Sheffield with Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. He has more than 13 years of working experience in PETRONAS. His first position was Performance Management Executive with MLNG back in 2010 before joining PCSB as a Planning and Scheduling Executive in 2011. He earned experience two years in abroad (Dubai, UAE & Gharraf, Iraq) for an onshore upstream project in Gharraf, Iraq before returning back to Malaysia to join Kasawari Gas Development Project, a mega project with multiple offshore facilities (CPP, WHP, Flare Platform and Pipeline) as Senior Project Planner until now.

Hamidah Makmor Bakry

Hamidah Makmor Bakry

PETRONAS

Hamidah binti Makmor Bakry is a Senior Construction Engineer at Petronas with over thirteen years of experience.

Muhammad Hafiz Izhar

Muhammad Hafiz Izhar

PETRONAS

Muhammad Hafiz Izhar has been with PETRONAS for almost 11 years and he started his career as a Structural Engineer with C&S department and was tasked to monitor the new development of greenfield for of PETRONAS project from detail engineering design until the completion of the installation of the WHP structure.