Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009 - Busy year!

2009 is going to be the busiest year in my life abroad so far! My career has progressed into several areas which I have never thought of. How ever there is no major shift from my basic profession - Project management. Even the operational domain also remained the same - Process Industry.

Dec 2008 - March 2009 : Project control & reporting system implementation + Shutdown planning for worlds largest LNG plant at Ras Laffan , Qatar.

March 2009 - September 2009 : Project managing the detailed engineering ,budgeting and legal approval process for a green field chemical blending plant project for a US oil & gas service products major. This was a quite interesting project of managing several technical consultants located at UK, Dubai & Qatar on engineering and commercial aspects. Advance design interfaces management and coordination of virtual teams were the outstanding features of this project, since engineering scope was split between various consultants located in different countries.

October 2009 - Ongoing : Operations manager responsible for the long term maintenance /plant upgradation contract with worlds first commercial Gas to Liquid (GTL) plant at Qatar.

As you can see, the three assignments are quite challenging and different from each other. I have learned and still learning a lot of new things.I will share my experiences and lessons learnt which may benefit my readers in my forthcoming articles.

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