P&T is responsible for delivering capital projects. Some of them are expansions of existing projects, others are built from scratch. Many of them can be huge enterprises. They may involve several years of design and engineering work, thousands of construction workers, and billions of dollars’ worth of materials and equipment. In the face of such complexity, we constantly seek opportunities to improve efﬁciency and reduce costs.
We have created a global community of project managers to improve resourcing and share best practices. The Shell Project Academy invigorates this global community with an accredited competence development programme to help our project staff deliver sustained top-quartile performance.
Thanks to these efforts, several major projects were delivered in 2014, including four Shell-operated deep-water production facilities: two for the Mars and Cardamom fields in the USA, one for the Gumusut-Kakap field in Malaysia and one for the Bonga North West field in Nigeria.
Shell won the Project Management Company of the Year award from the Association for Project Management in 2014. The award recognised our project-delivery excellence in relation to our people and their development, organisational design and employment of project management tools and processes.