Fluor hosted this conference in Amsterdam. There was a consensus with Paul van Weert of Shell who said that a step change in the way we do projects is needed to secure improvement of 30-50% in cost and 30% in schedule. Clearly that won’t be achieved by squeezing margins of suppliers but needs deeper collaboration and a radical transformation enabled by digital disruption. Andy Brown of ECITB presented on the latest approaches to collaboration and alliancing, and Stephen Mulva from CII in the USA presented on progress with their OS2 ‘Prairie Dog’ research programme in this area which is supported by ECI and which will seek to drive the digital disruption. You can download the presentations by clicking on the links below. A summary report of the conference will be available soon.
Don Ward and John Fotherby presentation
Frank von Willert presentation