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Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

(OP)
Hi All,

We are about to close out on the detail engineering work we were doing from last 2 years for a Wellpad project & handover the completed work.

I am hearing a lot about the Punch list for the formal close out.

Can somebody share the typical punch list with me? What are the other documentation required to formally close out the project.

Thanks in advance,
Abhijit

Thanks & Regards,
Abhijit

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

Varies widely from project to project, except in the most general terms. A punch list for a gas wellpad project is a far cry from a compressor station and can be quite different from an oil wellpad design. Perhaps you should revisit your detailed engineering design contract. You should find a list of deliverables there which you have now supposedly completed. You could strike off those actually completed. Thereupon you could expad and add further details as necessary.

Find what you like to do, earn a living at it, and then make your lifestyle fit your income. — Chuck Yeager

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

(OP)
If I understood it right...Punch list is a kind of check list to ensure everything under the scope is completed & deviations if any are highlighted in the list.

It's a Oil well pad project.

Thanks & Regards,
Abhijit

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

Correct. Punch list. You "punch out" the hole next to the corresponding item when it is noted as completed.

Other close out docs? Again, varies widely between projects and your scope of work. Did you do peritting? Did your work involve purchasing. Did you do vendor or construction contractor prequalification. Did you do mapping, surveying, pipeline routing etc. Did you verify all process and feed engineering work? Did you verify original site, green or brownfield conditions? Did you have to write the specs, or did you use existing client company specs, etc. Did you, or have you yet to, approve all vendor information and shop drawings. Will you do startup and initial operations? I think the best point to start is to review your contract and if it doesn't have a deliverable list, make one from the contract itself.

Find what you like to do, earn a living at it, and then make your lifestyle fit your income. — Chuck Yeager

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

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Detailed Design closeout milestone is when the engineering contractor officially submits the final project dossier containing all project deliverables with AFC (Approved For Construction) status, approved by Company.

You should look at the overall project schedule and compare the Actual vs Plan status - that will tell you where you are vs. where you wanted to be. From there it should be easy to identify any outstanding actions and deliverables. This will be your Punch list - although the term "punch list" normally refers to construction/mechanical completion phase of the project.

Sometimes, if the project includes long-lead items, or if there is a specific procurement strategy anticipated for the project, or if there is a scope split between two or more execution contractors, things can get a bit more complicated.

Dejan IVANOVIC
Process Engineer, MSChE

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

BigInch... "you punch out the hole..."; is that the origin of 'Punch List'? I'd always wondered why it was called a punch list.

Dik

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

dik,
This paragraph is from the Wikipedia definition.
"The phrase takes its name, under one hypothesis, from the historical process of punching a hole in the margin of the document, next to one of the items on the list. This indicated that the work was completed for that particular construction task. Two copies of the list were punched at the same time to provide an identical record for the architect and contractor."

Sometimes its possible to do all the right things and still get bad results

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

Thanks, pennpiper...

Dik

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

Yup. Still got my fiberboard clipboard with the alligator bite in it. How long has it been since you've seen a real clipboard? Today <how boring is this> all you have to do is tick the boxes.

Find what you like to do, earn a living at it, and then make your lifestyle fit your income. — Chuck Yeager

RE: Punch list at the close out of Detail Engineering phase of the project

(OP)
Thanks you all for your inputs...now I clearly understand what the "Punch List" means for us as Detail Engineering contractor & will do the needful.

I am grateful to you all for your guidance as always.

Thanks & Regards,
Abhijit

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