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Project Management
Conference 2010



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  Project management helps Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) complete a mega deepwater gas development project in record time. The Reliance KG D6 Deepwater Gas Field Development Project won the Best Project of the Year Award at the PMI India Project Management Conference 2009 in Hyderabad.  
  The targets were stiff; the scope of the project highly ambitious. It was the first project of its kind in India and among the largest in the world. But the deepwater gas exploration project of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) river basin in the south-east coast of India smoothly achieved all that it had set out to do, thanks to the effective use of the principles of project management. Secondly, it was completed in record time: the project, called KG D6, was commissioned in April 2009, within a span of six and a half years against a global average of 8-10 years for completion.  
  Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, General Manager, Projects, Gas Authority of India Ltd.
(GAIL) talks about the level of planning that goes into pipeline projects.
  With the fast depletion of oil, natural gas assumes high importance as a clean and environment-friendly fuel for the future. India has a huge demand potential for natural gas, and it will play an important role in the growing Indian energy market. To connect natural gas sources to demand centers, the country needs a gas grid pipeline similar to the power grid system. There are, however, a number of challenges in managing such major pipeline projects and completing them within the time schedule and cost.  
  Chapter President Tejas V. Sura, PMP, traces the history of the chapter and his
own journey with it
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