A highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a ‘Can Do/Will Do’ attitude. Has a wide and varied technical knowledge of international onshore and offshore Oil & Gas construction projects and in the UK Nuclear industry.
A wide and varied portfolio of projects for the construction, outfitting and upgrading of petrochemical facilities. These included piping, pressure vessel, structural and Electrical & Instrumentation for production facilities, FPSO’s and accommodation modules.
February 2012 – August 2013 – CNR International Ltd. – Platform Facilities Engineer (Tiffany)
• Contracted by CNR International (CNRI), Aberdeen to provide Project Management & Control Services for the Tiffany North Sea Production Platform. Responsible for the control and project management of various platform upgrades and replacements. Management of the Engineering Services Contractor. The projects varied in size and value from the implementation of engineering studies, upgrades and replacement of process packages to the supply of fabrication workshops. The value of projects range from £20k to £2m.
August 2011 – February 2012 – Wood Group PSN – Project Engineer
• Contracted by WG-PSN to provide the services of a project engineer to the BP Focus Project. General project management procedures from client SOR through, Select, Assess, Define, Execute and Close-out phases. The scopes of work involve repairs and upgrades on BP’s various North Sea assets; in particular, Magnus and ETAP.
February 2010 – March 2011 – CNR International Ltd. – OWA Facilities Engineer
• Contracted by CNR International (CNRI), Aberdeen to provide Project Management & Control Services on the development and completion of topside facilities for the Olowi field, offshore Gabon, West Africa. After leaving the engineering services contractor, PD&MS, see below, was approached by CNRI to fill the role of the departing facilities engineer due to my experience and knowledge of the overall Olowi project.
• Performing as the Offshore West Africa (OWA) Facilities Engineer, responsibility included leading a team consisting of Piping, Electrical & Instrumentation Engineers, Project Management, SHE, Purchasing, Logistics and Administration personnel with responsibility for the AFE budget. The role also involved identification of the full requirements for the fabrication, manufacture and installation of flowline pipework, supports, instrumentation and electrical hook-ups and the planning and organisation of future Operations workscopes.
• The contract involves supporting the in-country personnel at the project base, in Port Gentil, to identify and audit potential fabricators and installation teams and this involved several visits to Gabon to monitor progress, liaise with sub-contractors and to maintain ample stock levels of the required materials. These visits required a course of vaccinations for the area, including Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis B.
July 2008 – January 2010 – PD&MS Energy Ltd. – Project Manager / Engineer
• Contracted by Project Management & Design Services (PD&MS), Aberdeen to provide Project Management & Control services for the topsides completion for the CNRI Olowi field, offshore Gabon, West Africa. This role is similar to that above but from the engineering services contractor point of view.
January 2008 – June 2008 – Consafe Engineering Services Ltd. – Project Engineer
• Contracted by Consafe Engineering Services Limited (CESL), Aberdeen, to provide Project Control services during the design and manufacture of a 16-Bed additional living quarters (ALQ) for the Ensco 102 MODU (Jack-Up).
• The design, materials supply and manufacture, outfitting, installation and commissioning of the accommodation. The ALQ consists of 2 modules on each side of the platform, Port and Starboard, on a client-supplied grillage on top of the existing accommodation. The units were designed to A60 standards and to the requirements and compliance with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) rules for Building and Classing of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units 2001.
• The scope of work was to provide co-ordination between Engineering, Procurement, Planning, Quality Assurance, Health & Safety and Manufacturing throughout the term of the project to completion offshore. To provide a main point of contact with the client and to compile regular client reports on overall project progress. Other requirements were to liaise with fabrication, coating and transportation sub-contractors. To produce reports on engineering, manufacturing and costs.
March 2002 – December 2007 – Merpro Ltd., Montrose – Project Engineer
• Receive successful projects from the internal Proposals team. Maintain contact with clients, suppliers and sub-contractor’s personnel throughout the duration of each project. Monitor budgets and accumulating costs, maintain production schedules and provide regular internal and client reports as to costs and progress. Complete the management of projects from purchase order through to delivery and client liaison post-delivery.
• The projects were for a variety of customers and worldwide locations such as the following:
o The Monobuoy Co. / Vinashin, Vietnam – FSO Process Packages.
o BP / Mustang Eng. Valhall, Norway – Tore® OVD Design and Manufacture.
o Soltex, Oman – Inline Pressure Reducing Cartridge Package.
o BP Exploration Alaska – 2½” Tore® Online Vessel Desander.
o Labroy Group, Singapore (Sea Good 101) – Tore® OVD Design & Manufacture.
o Tech-Trade, Norway – Gimboa (Angola) Tore® OVD Design & Manufacture.
o Siemens, Holland, NAOC, Nigeria – MP Compressor Package.
o MB Petroleum, Oman – Inline Pressure Reducing Cartridge Package.
o FMC Kongsberg, Norway – Tordis Subsea Separation System Tore® OVD.
o Petronas Carigali Samarang C Tore® OVD and Sand Bagging System.
o PSN (ConocoPhillips), UK – Flowlines Fabrication.
o Tech-Trade, Norway – Statoil Snorre/Vigdis Tore® OVD Manifolds.
o Apache North Sea, UK – Forties ‘C’ Tore® OVD Manifolds.
o Rosetti Marina, Italy – Britannia Satellite Tore® OVD Manifolds.
o BP America, USA – Thunder Horse Wellhead Desander Package.
(UK based for design followed by four months on-site, Louisiana, USA during the manufacture, assembly, testing and float-out of the package).
o Siemens, NAOC, Nigeria – MP Compressor Package.
September 1997 – March 2002 – Tokheim, Dundee – Production Planner
• To receive orders from sales and to include into production schedule on the manufacture of fuel dispensers. Liase with purchasing and production departments in order to meet the client requirements.
March 1996 – August 1997 – Promat, Dundee – Centre Lathe Turner
• Manufacturing special flanged components for the oil related industry, a chance to update skills on apprenticed trade.
January 1993 – February 1996 – Computer Press, Dundee – Self employed
• Offering computer services and printing to other small business and operation of a retail unit in the city centre.
May 1987 – December 1992 – Project Programmer – ‘Artemis’ Systems
• Self employed contractor on various projects around the UK. Projects included the following, in reverse order:
o Artemis programmer on a heavy-lift project at British Gas Terminal, Barrow-in-Furness.
o Artemis programmer on the North West Ethylene Pipeline project, based outside Carlisle.
o Systems programmer, within the project planning department, on the ‘Emerald Producer’ conversion, based in Dundee – Artemis 6000.
o Systems design and programmer at British Gas HQ at Marble Arch, London. The main system completed was a budget generation system – Artemis 6000.
o Systems design and programmer during the design and planning stages of Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear power station. Based at Knutsford, Cheshire with visits to site and CEGB HQ in Gloucester – Artemis 9000.
March 1985 – May 1987 – Project Planning Assistant/Programmer – Artemis Systems
• Primarily operating with AIOC, Aberdeen on various onshore and offshore projects including: Total North Alwyn ‘B’ offshore and BP Wytch Farm at Wareham, Dorset, onshore.
March 1978 – March 1985 – Material Controller
• Operating mainly offshore on the construction and hook-up phases of the Shell Dunlin ‘A’ and Brent ‘C’ platforms: responsible for all material movements on the platform and to/from shore-base and managing, and maintaining contact with, a storage facility in Lerwick, Shetland Isles.
• Other projects worked on included the following:
• Amoco NW Hutton construction; Aberdeen and RGC Methil.
• Texaco Tartan maintenance.
July 1966 – March 1978 – Centre Lathe Turner in Dumfries and Aberdeen.
• Served apprenticeship and worked as a tradesman with local companies before moving to Aberdeen in 1977 to work for Baker Oil Tools.
• Highest education qualifications achieved were C&G Chemical Plant Operation and those related to trade.
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