Oct. 6, 2015


The Project, Facilities and Construction Study Group is pleased to announce our Fall Lecture Series for 2015. This event shall focus on “The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream”.

The role of the Facilities Engineer is crucial to effective project development and project execution. . Recent evolution to a state that does not formally recognize this important role has resulted in complex projects being plagued by cost overruns and operational issue that could have been averted.

As Engineering Companies and Operators thrive to develop and define the Project Engineering Role, they may be unwittingly dismissing the Facilities Engineer.  This role is being replaced with a combination of Project, Package and other specialists Engineers resulting in increasing the complexity, challenges and overall risks to upstream projects.  This series will highlight and define the role of the Facilities Engineer and their critical contribution to successful project execution. 

Lecture I will introduce the Facilities Engineer and their role in project definition and development thru execution, commissioning, start up and Operational support through life of asset. 

Lecture II will highlight how the Facilities Engineer draws on all design disciplines as well as operational and production experiences to develop a robust Safety & Control System.  

Lecture III will highlight one of the most critical roles of the Facilities Engineer in bridging Operations and Engineering in developing an Operable and Safe project. 

The final lecture will pull all the aspects of successful project execution and highlight how the Facilities Engineer fits into the very fiber and basic building blocks of upstream projects from commercial development thru life of assets operations.

Each session is scheduled as a 1-hour presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, the room will remain available for an additional 30 minutes to facilitate networking and one-on-one discussions. We fully expect a large turnout so please book early and we hope you make all attempts to attend all four. The PF&C Study group appreciates the support of our SPE GCS members and we look forward to seeing you there.

These sessions will be presented by industry recognized experts from the oil and gas communities.  These are perfect opportunities for either an introduction to Facility Engineering for the engineer just starting in the industry, a refresher for the more seasoned individual, or just a great networking opportunity for those involved in this arena.


To sign-up for the Webinar versions of these events, please Register for Each Event Here


*SEASON PASS HOLDERS: You do not need to register for these events, as your Season Pass has automatically registered you for all 2015 – 2016 PF&C events. Thank you for being a Season Pass Holder!

NOT A SEASON PASS HOLDER YET?  You can lock in savings and be automatically pre-registered for all of the 2015-2016 PF&C Study Group luncheon and afternoon events. Simply utilize the link below to a “faux” meeting and register as you would normally….and you are in for the entire season!




To register for individual lectures, click on the links below:

Session I - The Value of Facility Engineers – October 6

Session II - Setting Up Controls and Safety Systems from an Overall View – October 13

Session III - Design with a View of Operations and Maintainability – October 20

Session IV - The Facilities Engineer of Tomorrow: Faster, Stronger, Smarter – and More Successful Too! – October 27


Venue:  Wood Group Mustang, Inc. - Stallion Building

17325 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084

Map and Directions

Parking:  A limited number of designated visitor parking spaces are located in a surface lot on the north side of the building. Alternatively, please utilize the parking garage directly south of the office building. You may enter the garage from eastbound on Park Row or northbound on Innovation Park Drive (formerly named Chronicle Drive). The gate arms will open automatically as your vehicle approaches. Please adhere to posted traffic signage inside the garage and 7 MPH speed limit. All garage levels and marked spaces are available for visitor use.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Various Industry Leaders and Professionals

James R. Deaver, P.E. - Oil Field Development Engineering, LLC (Session I)

Lew Skaug - Oil Field Development Engineering, LLC (Session II)

Bill Capdevielle, P.E. - Bill Capdevielle Enterprises, LLC (Session III)

Richard (Dick) Westney, PE, PMP - Westney Consulting Group, Inc (Session IV)


Bryan W. Marlborough

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Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 6, 2015

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Wood Group Mustang, Inc - Stallion Building

17325 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084
United States

S1C- Event Room