Managing Risk In SAFRAN Risk Analysis Training - Salt Lake City, 2020-04-22

April 22, 2020 8:30 am MDT - April 24, 2020 4:30 pm MDT
Salt Lake City UT
/** removed by jamesa 2020-03-02 < ? php echo $tagsContent; ? > */


The Safran Risk Management tool has been designed to be the next generation of probabilistic analysis tools - one with the unique ability to create both cost and schedule risk models and map the two together. Safran Risk is developed by the same team that developed Pertmaster, long the industry standard.

This software has been developed with a visually appealing and accessible user friendly interface, with a fully integrated scheduling environment. Safran has developed its Risk Management software to integrate seamlessly with Oracle Primavera (P6) and Microsoft Project tools.

view course outline here


Ian Nicholson - Vice President of Solutions - Emerald Associates

Ian Nicholson

Vice President of Solutions
Emerald Associates

As our Vice President of Solutions and a Lead Risk and Implementation Specialist, Ian leads Emerald’s functional consulting group. With over 15 years of international experience in varied fields and roles from manufacturing, heavy civil construction, pharmaceutical plant construction, hospital projects and oil and gas capital and turnaround projects, Ian brings a wealth of practical project knowledge to the training table.

Ian has worked with Primavera Risk Analysis (formerly Pertmaster) on projects for Agrium, Alcan, AltaLink, Bruce Power, Husky Energy, Iogen Energy, Shell Canada, Suncor Energy, and TransCanada Pipelines. His expertise using Primavera Risk Analysis combined with his engaging and effective training style makes this course an unparalleled opportunity to not only learn the software but to learn from someone who is highly regarded in the industry. Referred to by some of his past students as the “Primavera Guru”, Ian’s course evaluations speak for themselves.

Emerald'S Experience

Over 20 Years of Risk Analysis Experience

Since 2002, Emerald Associates has been one of the only Authorized Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis implementer and certified training providers. We are a current member of Oracle University and have trained over 7000 students worldwide. Most importantly, Emerald Associates has a long and broad experience dealing in large project risk analysis including:

  • The risk analysis of one of the largest CO2 collection projects in the world
  • A $2B major CAPEX project involving new technology - a complete evaluation of the risks from design to startup
  • A Public Private Partnership (P3) project to evaluate cost and schedule risk for the contractor during the bid stage
  • A Pharmaceutical company developing new products
  • Multiple Plant Turnarounds for a large oil and gas company
  • Commissioning and startup readiness risk for a large mine expansion
  • A major new capital project incorporated into a plant during a turnaround. The mixing of cultures between capital projects and maintenance work was reflected in every aspect of the work and represented multiple threats. This analysis represented a challenge for diplomacy and human relations in the interview process.
  • A new separator and upgrader development. At the time of our risk analysis, engineering was peaking, infrastructure was being built and site clearing had commenced. A notable feature of this study was the extreme pressure on engineering and construction resources and galloping cost escalation. Mitigation actions included various labour incentives.
  • A new Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) plant. The engineering was at its height and piling is just starting. Our analysis was largely focused on the procurement and engineering processes that were intimately entwined and driving the construction process.
  • Analysis of the risks for a nuclear generation facility restart project. There were many risks associated with the availability and condition of equipment for this plant which was 40 years old at the time and the possibility of hidden defects.
  • A capital project that was running late and over budget where the owner and EPC disagreed about the best way to finish the project. Our analysis helped determine the most expedient path to the end of the project.

Not seeing a course when and where you want it?
Please contact our training coordinator and ask about our internal training options.

Shannon Alexander
Training Coordinator