Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach

PM World Book Review 

pmwj19-feb2014-mirsalehi-IMAGE1 BOOKBook Title:  Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach
Author:  Adedeji B. Badiru, Samuel O. Osisanya
Publisher:  CRC Press
List Price:   US$119.95       Format:  hard cover; 761 pages
Publication Date:   2013     ISBN: 9781420094251
Reviewer:      Pooya Mirsalehi
Review Date:              December 2013

Introduction to the Book

Today, large projects in oil and gas industry face various challenges as they become increasingly complex and technologically demanding. Project managers need to cope with tight budgets and schedules, fulfill safety requirements while keep a network of stakeholders satisfied. The authors present a step-by-step application of project management techniques using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework as a platform. The Readers will learn project management concepts, tools and techniques and their application for managing oil and gas projects.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book covers almost all topics related to project management. It starts with giving the readers a perspective about oil and gas industry and its significant role in providing energy for the world which is not going to diminish soon. Then it explains the characteristics of oil and gas projects in a more detailed way which is specifically useful for readers who do not have background knowledge about oil and gas industry to get a general understanding about the industry and its terminology.

In the following chapters, project management tools and techniques are discussed which is based on Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) by PMI.

Appendix A of this looks at Reservoir Monitoring and Management from a project management point of view which could be very useful for practitioners and students of petroleum engineering.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

Although the content of this book has been aimed to cover the topics and issues of a specific industry and usually in this situation authors assume that readers are familiar with the basics, this book even teaches the fundamentals of project management knowledge areas. So if reader does not have much background knowledge and experience in this field, there is no worry about that. This book teaches them all. 


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Editor’s note:  This book review was the result of cooperation between the publisher, PM World and the Dallas Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI Dallas Chapter – www.pmidallas.org). Publishers provide the books to PM World; books are delivered to the PMI Dallas Chapter, where they are offered free to PMI members to review; book reviews are published in the PM World Journal and PM World Library.  PMI members can receive PDUs for PMP recertification by reviewing PM books.  PMI Dallas Chapter members are generally mid-career professionals, the audience for most project management books.  If you are an author or publisher of a project management-related book, and would like the book reviewed through this program, please contact [email protected]. 

About the Reviewer

flag-iranpmwj19-feb2014-mirsalehi-IMAGE1 REVIEWERPooya Mirsalehi, M. Sc.

Pooya Mirsalehi is an experienced project scheduler and planner, with experience in manufacturing, power plant construction projects and intelligent control systems and research assistant at University of Texas at Arlington in Texas, USA. Email: [email protected]