The federal government has been urged to implement policies that would drive the oil and gas through safety, security and healthy environment in the industry.
Chief executive officer of Undia Integrated Services Limited, Okundia Jonathan who stated this while speaking with LEADERSHIP said government can make the industry thrive through policies that drive continuous improvement in safety, security, health and environmental issues among others.
“As a project manager we provide project management services from field development and business planning stages through operation and production, and abandonment in the oil and gas exploration and production life cycle. I have been in this business for over two decades.
“We have revamped and retrofitted several existing oil and gas facilities onshore and offshore Niger Delta, and built new oil and gas production and processing facilities that are all operational and in production.
“As a project management expert, my work entails integrating all aspects of a project, ensuring that right and adequate knowledge and resources are available and properly utilised, when and where needed, and above all, ensuring that the expected results are produced in a timely, cost- effective manner.”
“As a project manager, I must be able to deliver the intended projects objectives and values to the stakeholders regardless of the prevailing variability.
“It requires the use of the right tools and techniques in integrating all knowledge areas appropriately from initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and then, closing the project when the project objectives have been met structurally and functionally.”
Sharing his experience, he said it has been very challenging but gratifying to see several sleepless nights of brainstorming on concepts becoming a reality and providing value to clients and their stakeholders.
He advised his members in the oil and gas to adhere to industry guidelines and leverage on experience and lessons learnt from other project management professionals in the industry, adapt to variability, and have proper and adequate engagement with stakeholders throughout their project lifecycle.