An updated version of the ECITB’s succesful industry collaboration toolkit for project professionals in the oil and gas sector is now available.

The Project Collaboration Toolkit Edition 2, a practical ‘go-to’ guide aimed at supporting and benefitting projects through improved collaboration and smarter ways of working across the engineering construction industry, will be rolled out by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

The ECITB’s project collaboration toolkit has been used to improve efficiency on major oil and gas project since its launch.

The original toolkit was developed following the publication of the Wood Report in 2014, which advocated greater collaboration in the oil and gas sector. Results from early adopters – such as Apache’s Callater Field and Shell’s Brent Bravo – have already demonstrated that collaboration boosts productivity and leads to significant cost savings.

ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon said that while the UK oil and gas sector has shown recent signs of recovery, margins remain tight making it an opportune time to help project managers deliver greater value.

“Edition 2 is a revised version of the original toolkit and builds on the successful application of this framework, which has already proven its worth in enhancing project delivery,” he said.

“Having seen the Project Collaboration Toolkit work successfully in oil and gas, the ECITB is now keen to
share the benefits of collaboration in project delivery by encouraging its adoption on capital projects throughout all other UK industry sectors.”

Chris Claydon - ECITB Chief Executive

ECITB CEO Chris Claydon

As the leading skills body for the industry, ECITB is at the forefront of driving change that helps engineering construction remain competitive globally. Developed in conjunction with the Oil & Gas Project Management Steering Group (OPMSG) and endorsed by a number of organisations, including OGUK and the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), the toolkit focuses on the behavioural aspects of project management.

Presented as a workflow with four distinct phases that map to a typical project lifecycle, the toolkit is designed to be used at all levels of the supply chain, from regulators and operators through to contractors and suppliers, with the intention of building on existing synergies and help them become even stronger over time. The whole toolkit can be used to support project collaboration from inception to completion, or individual phase steps and activities can be applied by project managers to projects which have not been established on a collaborative strategy.

Chris added: “The Project Collaboration Toolkit was developed for industry, by industry and I am confident that we will now see it go from strength to strength on the back of this evidence of improved project value and help the industry remain competitive in what remains a challenging operating climate.”

For more information, visit the ECITB website for a number of resources including a copy of the Project Collaboration Toolkit, bite-size videos, industry case studies and information regarding any additional support required to develop project collaboration. To download a copy of the Project Collaboration Toolkit, please go to https://adobe.ly/2IbMHcn