Mr. Benoie Mathew | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies , India 🎓

Professional Profile

🎓Early Academic Pursuits

Benoie P. Mathew’s academic journey began with a B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Calicut, India, in 1999. His pursuit of excellence continued as he completed an Executive Programme in Financial Risk & Investment Management from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM-C) in 2012. Demonstrating a commitment to lifelong learning, Benoie earned a Master’s in Business Administration (Commendation) from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, in 2021. Currently, he is a part-time Ph.D. researcher at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India, focusing on a people-centric governance model for smart cities, which he began in 2022.

📚Professional Endeavors

Benoie P. Mathew is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 25 years of extensive experience in managing major and portfolio projects. His career highlights include spearheading high-net-worth projects valued up to USD 1.3 billion in sectors such as Onshore, Offshore, Renewables, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Oil & Gas. Benoie has directed entire project lifecycles, from front-end development to execution, for prestigious clients like Basra Gas Company (JV Shell), Petroleum Development Oman (JV Shell), ARAMCO, Al-Khafji Joint Operations, Qatar Petroleum, and Murphy North Sea Field Development.

🏫Contributions and Research Focus

Benoie has significantly contributed to project management by conducting Project/Portfolio Opportunity Assurance Framing Sessions and developing Project Value Drivers & Critical Success Factors. His research focuses on sustainable smart city developments, emphasizing a people-centric governance model. He has managed portfolio capital expenditures (CAPEX) and professional services, prepared strategies, risk assessments, governance guidelines, and policies, and conducted tendering, contract preparation, procurement management, and planning.

📝Accolades and Recognition

Benoie’s leadership benchmarks include delivering the first commercial produced water treatment wetland in the world – the “Nimr Reed Bed Project” – and achieving the Final Investment Decision for the Marmul Polymer Phase 3 project with a 37% UTC reduction. He secured high ratings in team leadership (88%) and employee engagement (91%) in the PDO People Survey as FEDM. Benoie has received multiple recognitions, including accomplishing eight consecutive PDO Corporate Milestones from 2014 to 2021 for the MPP3 project.

🌐Impact and Influence

As a strategic, visionary, and risk-taking leader, Benoie has left a mark of excellence on major project implementations. His expertise spans opportunity framing and assurance, portfolio project management, techno-commercial operations, stakeholder management, CAPEX management, front-end development, concept selection, procurement, contract management, cost optimization, MC, PSUA, start-up, and commissioning. Benoie has also excelled in interface management administration, financial risk opportunity, contracting, procurement strategy, and time and budgetary control.

🌟Legacy and Future Contributions

Benoie’s legacy includes delivering gas processing and flare recovery projects in line with PDO’s “No Flaring Policy,” managing major hook-up and shutdown campaigns, and ensuring technical solutions for system improvement. His future contributions focus on sustainable smart city developments, aiming to create a positive impact on urban governance and project management.

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Mr. Benoie Mathew | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

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