In this module we will cover:

  • Limitations when using the Offshore Worldwide Web

  • Choosing the correct communication method

  • The importance of detail and brevity

  • How data flow builds a long term picture

  • Importance of communication in management

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Core Principles and History

    • What is Communication?

    • A Brief History of Offshore Communication Methods

    • The Legacy of Cable Laying

    • Offshore Worldwide Web

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Project Communications

    • Offshore Communication Methods

    • Lines of Communication

    • Workplace Communication in Detail

    • How Much Detail?

    • Building a Long-Term Picture

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - Communications in Offshore Management

    • Principles of Good Communication in Management

    • Common Issues with Communication in Management

    • The Worksite Interface

    • Two Important Proverbs

  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Everyday Aspects

    • Pros and Cons of Various Communications Methods

    • Communication Saturation

    • Practical Considerations for Voice Calls

    • Conference Calls

    • Handling Friction

  • 6

    Chapter 5 - Poor Communications - An example of what can go wrong

    • Setting the Scene - Main Characters

    • What Happened

    • Timeline of Events

    • Post-Incident

  • 7

    Module Conclusion

    • A message from your instructor

    • Module Quiz

    • Glossary and Abbreviations

    • Module Sources