Change Management: Is That the Missing Ingredient to Make Project's Result Long Lasting?


This 2-day course is designed to provide an introductory to intermediate level of change management as well as how it can be immediately applied to a new or ongoing initiative. There will be presentations, discussion, audio/visual, and a simulated project with a focus on change management. In the class, discussions about how to eliminate silos mindset, how to deal with resistance, process vs. technology, proven change management methodology, tools for user’s engagement, effective change management strategy and plan, as well as post implementation strategy to ensure sustainable results will be carried out. The participants will perform guided exercises on simulated initiative; where a traditional work process is optimised, a change management plan is designed and executed, and users’ buy-in and commitment are obtained.

Day 1

  • Fundamentals of Change Management
  • Psychology of Change Management
  • Leading & Initiating the Change
  • Work Process Optimisation
  • Simulated Initiative (Exercise 1)

Day 2

  • Managing Change
  • Resistance Management
  • Simulated Initiative (Exercise 2)
  • Sustain the Change – Operational
  • Continuous Improvement for Sustainability

View the full course agenda (pdf)

Learning Level

Introductory to intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

Who Should Attend

Changes are taking place at a faster pace in oil and gas industry than ever before—both in quantity and scale. The challenge is amplified with the less than favourable statistics; less than 2/3 of change initiatives achieve their original goals (PMI’s Pulse of the Profession March 2012) with the biggest (more than 50%) coming from people— changing mindsets and attitudes (IBM Oct 2008 – 1,500 executives survey). Attend this course if you need to manage new initiatives within your organisation to achieve the desired goals in a long lasting manner.

Target Audience

Executives, Sponsors of Change, Department Heads, Managers and Middle Managers, Team Leaders, Project Managers and Project Staffs, Information Technology, Business Analysts, Change Support Staff.


Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Richard Saudale is an oil and gas industry consultant with a BS in chemical engineering and an MS in industrial engineering from the University of Houston. He has over 16 years of industry experience—leading initiatives on large user community within the upstream companies. Many of the initiatives introduced new ways-of-working where work processes were optimized and silos transformed into collaboration between disciplines in the upstream such as G&G, Drilling, Production, and Facility. His diverse past experience, in the area of software technology, automation, digital oilfield, capital projects, production optimisation, business analytics, management consulting and leadership, played a key role in achieving enduring project results. He has worked with the super majors, NOCs, as well as the independents in multiple regions of the world. He currently manages the service organisation of Halliburton for the Asia Pacific region.