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This section provides access to two recent interviews: the first is the cover story with the Oil & Gas Financial Journal, the second a video interview with the editor of the Oil & Gas Journal.  In these interviews I provide observations on the challenges facing industry executives today.

See also the description of the books on project planning, cost and risk management that I have authored, co-authored or edited over the past 30 years.


Oil & Gas Financial Journal Cover

Oil & Gas Financial Journal Interview

This was the cover story and featured article for the April 2016 issue, in which editor Don Stowers interviews me about project cost and risk management from the perspective of investors in major projects.

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Oil & Gas Journal Interview

This video interview with editor Bob Tippee of the Oil & Gas Journal™ for the Executive Spotlight series is one of three conducted in November 2015. Bob interviews me on topics of interest reflecting the impact on the industry of sustained low prices for oil and gas.


Books Authored or Co-Authored by Richard Westney - All Available on Amazon™


Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects

This book was authored by Asbjorn Rolstadas, Per Willy Hetland, George Jergeas, and Richard E. Westney. Published in 2011, and co-authored with academics from Norway and Canada, this book provides fresh thinking on project risk management, including a discussion of the myth of predictability.

Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects

The Strategic Project Planner

The Strategic Project Planner was published in 2000. This popular workbook provides project managers and teams with a practical, hands-on method for enabling the strategic thinking required to prepare a project execution plan.

The Strategic Project Planner

The Engineer's Cost Handbook

I was an editor for this handbook, which was published in 1997. With chapters written by industry experts, this 750-page handbook provides a complete reference on every critical aspect of cost estimating and control.

The Engineer's Cost Handbook

Computerized Management of Multiple Small Projects

Published in 1992, this book provides engineers in operating facilities, such as refineries and chemical plants, with a guide to practical approaches to managing the many small projects they require for compliance and upgrading.

Computerized Management of Multiple Small Projects

Managing the Engineering & Construction of Small Projects

Published in 1985, this early work on small project management became a best-seller in the publisher's Cost Engineering series. It was also translated into French.

Managing the Engineering & Construction of Small Projects

Recent Articles

I have published numerous articles in popular industry journals; recent articles include The Corporate Board: Board Oversight of Major Projects and Society of Petroleum Engineers, Oil & Gas Facilities publication: Built-in Bias Jeopardizes Project Success.

Research

My team and I are collaborating with a major publisher to conduct a worldwide research on project cost reduction.