Acquiring Goods and Services


About the Skill Module

This skill module is an introduction to procurement and contracting for the equipment, materials and services needed for development of shale projects. Procurement by owner organizations, including sourcing, logistics and materials management is covered. Additionally, participants are introduced the various types of contracts used for shale development. A contracting process and factors for successful contract placement are presented.

This module counts toward PMI Project Development Units (PDUs) through continuing education. Completion Certificates may be submitted to PMI as required to document third-party training.


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Target Audience

Early career project managers, leads, engineers, and services personnel who are on field development project teams. This includes operations and facility reps, cost and schedule controllers, and buyers and logistics specialists. This course is also for the business, finance and land reps as well as other non-engineers who would benefit from an overview of oil and gas project and programs.

You Will Learn

  • The five major procurement functional areas and their focus activities
  • Potential benefits and tradeoffs associated with modular fabrication and skid mounting equipment
  • How owner guidelines, the contracting environment and project definition maturity affect the type of contracts used for engineering and construction services

Product Details




Project Management



Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




2.5 hours (approx.)