Total Team Claims Silver Award
A team from Total’s UK E&P division represented the company at the recent Project Management Competition, organised jointly by Cranfield School of Management and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), a statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in the UK.
Team ‘Force Majeure’ joined other competitors from across the industry to take part in the simulated construction project. The fast-paced competition, which took place in Carnoustie, Scotland, from 29 February to 2 March, was designed to introduce elements that put pressure on the participants throughout the project. The teams demonstrating the essential skills and collaboration principles with value enhancement in project planning and execution necessary to deliver successful projects were presented their awards by Chris Bird, on behalf of the ECITB.
The competition was closely fought between the top three teams; winners Technip, Marathon Oil (Gold Award) and Total’s team, Force Majeure, taking the final rostrum place claiming the Silver Award.
The Total team said: “The competition gave us the opportunity to put theoretical project management into practice, using new planning techniques without computers! The long days were quite demanding but this was a great learning experience which put us to the test as we had to think on our feet.”
Patrick Vallot, Projects Manager for Total E&P UK in Aberdeen, attended the event: "I was impressed by the quality of the work delivered by all teams. This is an excellent programme with multiple benefits for graduates and young engineers. Well done to the Total team for their achievement!"