Cost engineering in oil and industry: development of professional competences

UDK: 338.23:622.276
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2017-6-68-72
Key words: cost engineering, expertise of cost engineering, cross-functional networking
Authors: Yu.V. Maksimov, O.O. Skudar, L.A. Pashkevich, K.V. Khlyzova (Gazpromneft NTC LLС, RF, Saint-Petersburg), V.A. Teterin, V.A. Ulyaschenko (Gazpromneft-Razvitie LLС, RF, Saint-Petersburg)

This article discusses fundamental expertise essential for specialist of cost engineering.

After successful results of pilot project in 2013, development of cost engineering has been being started in Gazprom Neft PJSC. The first challenge faced by Company during the project implementation was the lack of professional competences in terms of cost engineering capable of meeting requirements. This situation is due to the initial stage of development trends in other oil and gas companies and most of universities’ programs focus on core competences such as “Economics” or “Management”. Thus, special programs in Russian universities do not provide necessary knowledge and skills of cost engineering. In the article highlights the main requirements for the specialist at all stages of investment projects, as well as the necessary competence in the multidisciplinary team in cost engineering. Gazprom Neft experience of comprehensive program implementation for the development of specialists of this area showed that cost engineering can significantly increase the effectiveness of development projects and many of competence and cost-engineering tools required substantial development and centralization. We present the basic criteria, skills and knowledge standards to cost engineers. We also demonstrate a framework that conceptualizes professional engagement and interaction of cost engineering team.


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