Supply Chain, Procurement & Project Management > EPCIC Contract Management & Essential Elements of International Contract Laws – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

In the Oil & Gas construction and procurement business, the success of your project is dependent on your practical “know how” in contract management. Understanding the essential ingredients of contracts and mastering the fundamentals will equip you to identify vague contracts, avoid dangerous and often hidden terms, and better understand your position and your project.

This 5 half-day VILT course covers important topics such as contracting strategies, liabilities of the parties, issues of indemnity warranties and guarantees. This VILT course will provide you with a forum to explore root causes behind disputes as ambiguous clauses or one sided contracts and strategies to deal with such scenarios.

This VILT course is facilitated to learn how to negotiate rigid contracts where contractors are not allowed to edit any clauses during the bidding process. The participants will learn from the Case Law Reports and analysis so as to take home lessons learned from bitter experiences of the peers in the industry. It is designed to help those who need a solution to manage current contractual issues or those who execute contracts on a daily basis and want to be more proficient in reviewing, administering or managing their contracts and projects.

*Training will be delivered in 4 hours per day with 2 breaks lasting 10 minutes each

By attending this VILT course, you will be able to:

  • Enhance your current knowledge of the legal principles governing international Contracts from formation, execution to breaches, redresses and dispute resolution either as a party or as a consortium member or as a co-venturer.
  • Manage Consortium and Joint Venture Partners inter-relationship and contractual responsibilities.
  • Identify dangerous exposures due to joint and severally liable requirements of consortium based contracts.
  • Effectively Manage Risks of Your Projects, With Enforceable Contract Documents, by learning the purpose and potential benefits of maintaining evidence in compliance to the contract clauses.
  • Learn the Contract Enforcement Nuggets of Owners and the Variation Claims Strategies of the Contractors from a practitioner, who has worked and consulted, for major EPCIC contractors in Oil & Gas segments and Offshore & Marine, construction yards.
  • Allocation of contract management related roles / assignments and WBS within consortium partners for effective project management and profitable results.
  • Use of Contract Terms & Conditions for enhancing project performance, monitoring, reporting and achieving timely completion, thereby avoiding delays and disputes.


On completion of the VILT, the participants will be able to apply the following:

  • How to manage Consortium Partners, Contractors and Owners representatives
  • Project management strictly in accordance with the contract and the corporate strategies
  • How to ensure that Variations Order claims are appropriately managed in turnkey and lump-sum contracts
  • Manage contemporary challenges and market factors with direct or indirect impact on the contracts
  • Managing all members of the Supply Chain from vendors to logistics services providers
  • Cost Engineering and Performance Management
  • When and how to obtain / grant extension of time (EOT) and costs
  • Ability to identify rights and obligations of each party to a contract instead of making subjective decisions
  • Ability to be firm in negotiations without violating terms of the agreements
  • Ability to spot different legal systems, contract laws and arbitration rules
  • Ability to negotiate and avoidance of disputes and resolution in amicable manner, in accordance with the provisions of the contract
  • Competency in developing and maintaining documentary evidence and traceability for all works executed during the project.

This VILT course will be useful and applicable for:

  • Contracts Managers
  • Corporate Legal Counsels
  • General Managers and Project Managers
  • Heads of EPCIC Business Units
  • Lawyers and Legal Professionals interested in EPCIC Segments of the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Procurements and Supply Chain Managers
  • Project Directors

UNIQUE course features:

  • Encompasses Complete Value Chain: The contractual, management and legal aspects during the infrastructure development stages of Design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning will be elaborated during the workshop.
  • Problem Based Learning: Unlike lectured courses, this workshop is specially developed based on the request from Clients, to use real life cases in Oil & Gas industry segments, for grasping the International Legal Principles of different legal regimes and the substantive Laws of Contracts.
  • Expert Workshop Leader: The course content is developed by an expert practitioner who has worked in the wide spectrum of the EPCIC segments, both Onshore and Offshore.
  • Researched Content: The workshop content is grounded in the recently completed projects in the international arena, but which were exposed to unplanned risks, legal exposures, cost overruns, delays and disputes.
  • Practical and focused: The course uses a ‘Logical Project Management Approach’ to enhance the contract risks identification skills.
  • Value added experience: Your learning experience includes a Pre-workshop Questionnaire (PQ) to help you identify key learning objectives in advance and an opportunity to submit your own case for dissection and analysis during the workshop (If you register early!)
  • Comprehensive Course Materials: A selected range of reference materials and links to valuable resources will be available for each participant, for ensuring long term benefits of attending this workshop.

Principal Management Consultant
LL.M. (IP Laws), M. Sc. (Maritime Studies)
M. Tech (Knowledge Engineering), MBA
First Class CoC (DOT, UK), B. E. (Elect)

Your expert course leader, during the last 45 year period, has worked and consulted in the industry verticals encompassing: Marine, Shipping & Transport, Technology, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Petrochemical Process Plants and Power Plant Construction Projects, Logistics & Warehousing, Offshore, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Infrastructure Development Projects (Construction, Ports, Offshore Supply Bases, Oil & Gas Terminals and Airports etcetera), EPCIC Contracts, and Shipyards, in South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Europe.

He is a Principal Management Consultant in a consulting company in Hong Kong and Singapore, specializing in the fields of corporate management consultancy, international contracts reviews and alternative dispute resolutions services. He has been frequently engaged for assignments like due diligence, acquisitions, and mergers. The assignments often involved resolving various operational issues, contracts reviews, cost controls, project management matters and enhancement of international procurement and Supply Chain Management systems.

He continues to be actively engaged in advisory services for Remuneration, Audit and Risk Management Committees of public companies as well as MNCs. He has developed a special initiative for conducting audits of ERM Systems (Enterprise Risk Management) and valuation of intangible properties involving proprietary processes (IP), licensed production and intellectual property rights.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, MBA in General Management, Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering, Master of Science in Maritime Studies and LL.M. (IP Law). He also holds professional qualifications in arbitration, contracts laws, and marine engineering, including the Chief Engineer’s First-Class Certificate of Competency (DOT, UK). He has been Associate, SIM University (SUSS) Singapore and taught on subjects including Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management.

He has served as Director and member of Board of Management, Governance Councils and Risk Management Committees of international organizations. He is admitted to various professional institutions as: ‘Fellow’, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (FACICA); Asian Institute of ADR (FAIADR), Malaysia; Hong Kong Institute of Directors (FHKIoD), Member, Singapore Institute of Directors (M.S.I.D.), and Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) USA.


To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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The course was full of real-life situations that relate to day to-day activities. Well presented.

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Most of the answers to the questions come from real experience and make a short cut to the solutions!

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Very useful knowledge and application to my job.

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The materials given are excellent.

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This course helps those who are interested in EPCIC Management.

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Excellent. Recommended for all contract managers.

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