Programme Office Specialists
Established 08/11/1985

Jun 1994 to Dec 1999
Phillips Petroleum Company Norway

Apr 1990 to Feb 1994
John Brown Engineers and Constructors Limited.

May 1989 to Apr 1990
BP Exploration.

Jun 1988 to May 1989
Amerada Hess Ltd.

Oct 1986 to Mar 1988
Scott Lithgow Ltd.

Feb 1985 to Sep 1986
North Sea Sun Oil Ltd.

Dec 1984 to Feb 1985 
Britoil PLC.

Apr 1982 to Apr 1983
John Wood Group.




Onshore and Offshore

Design, Construction, Commissioning and Maintenance positions.

Jun 1994 to Dec 1999 Phillips Petroleum Company Norway

Responsibilities - Planned Lifetime Management (PLM). Planning and analysis Ekofisk II development project.

From the beginning of Ekofisk II, through basic design, detailed design and follow-on engineering phases, I provided the offshore experience aspect of the PLM Team of British and Norwegian contractors.

Main areas of work prior to planning involvement included design reviews, consultation regarding Functional Based Specifications, Life Cycle Costing, FMECA, RCM & Support Engineering work. This involved the project management of a number of support teams made up of offshore engineers from the Ekofisk complex and reliability engineers, the total 'team' size at its peak to date has been 14 men, in 3 offices across Norway. Set up and operated the planning and reporting systems.

Using Microsoft Project Planning tool, Lotus123 Spreadsheet and Amipro word processor packages developed and maintained the planning and progress reporting tools required for this unique part of the project covering the last two years. The developed weekly PLM Progress report and plotted Project Plan was designed so that all parties from senior management to technician would be able to retrieve the appropriate level of detail to suite their needs.

The nature of the work in the latter two years required me to perform system & equipment analysis and other duties and carry out the planning function.

During earlier stages I conducted 'on-job' training for these engineers and also for a team from the design company Kværner Engineering A/S in the FMECA techniques to be employed on this project, the object of which was to provide a cost effective maintenance management system tailored to the unique requirements of our client and the Ekofisk II complex.

During the course of the project I have assisted in the development of, and utilised, PPCoN's Maintenance Analysis (FMECA&RCM) software, gained experience in the use of PPCoN'S Passport Maintenance Management System and also used Microsoft Office and Lotus Smartsuite applications.

Apr 1990 to Feb 1994 John Brown Engineers and Constructors Limited.

Commissioning and Lead Maintenance Engineer

 Ninian Central Ninian Southern

Commissioning Coordinator - For the co-ordination of Construction and Commissioning activities offshore on the Ninian Southern platform and later on the Ninian Central platform which involved the setting of routine working practices to allow effective commissioning of equipment and systems. Wrote the procedures for and mechanically commissioned N.S.P. module 40 HVAC. Later wrote the N.C.P. Fire Pump Generator enclosure HVAC procedures.

Lead Maintenance Engineer - Designed, developed, controlled and operated all aspects of the JBE&C Maintenance Department (Estimating, cost control, planning and maintenance methods) for this their first involvement in the supply of maintenance expertise to a client on a 'fixed price/lump sum' basis.

Package Engineer - For the control of site technical queries and vendor drawing/document approval, forming the interface between JBEC and the package manufacturer De laval Stork (DLS). Produced the Project Design Book, developed the De laval Stork Operating and Maintenance Manual; created the BPX project procedures for the registration of new equipment into their 'EMIS' Maintenance management system. For the control of  formal handover of responsibility for the gas lift systems and equipment from the construction to commissioning and the commissioning to the operations departments on the Thistle Alpha Platform.

Offshore - directly supervised the installation and mechanical completion work on the cooling medium pumps and coolers for the gas lift closed circuit cooling system.  

May 1989 to Apr 1990 BP Exploration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Thistle Alpha, Beatrice Alpha & Bravo. Senior Methods Engineer.

 Thistle Alpha Beatrice

For the Reliability review of the Equipment Maintenance Information System [EMIS] for the Beatrice and other platforms producing monthly reports to highlight areas of concern to the field group. 

Due to DOE requirement developed a system of tagging and registration for hand control valves including the setting up of a data base system for future system changes.  Identified, tagged and updated platform Piping and Instrument Diagrams.

Jun 1988 to May 1989 Amerada Hess Ltd.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Mechanical Engineer AH001, Ivanhoe Rob Roy

During the design phase by Brown & Root for the development of procedures and schedules for a Terroman Planned Preventative Maintenance System for this floating Production Facility (a converted drilling rig) requiring the identification of all equipment, new and existing, determining required spares and raising Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams to 'As Built' status.

Oct 1986 to Mar 1988 Scott Lithgow Ltd.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Senior Commissioning Engineer. Ocean Alliance

 Departing Scott Lithgow Shipyard Flaring

Employed at the start of the commissioning phase of the Ocean Alliance to join a team of engineers to commission all machinery and systems on this drilling vessel. I was employed to be the night shift Commissioning engineer with responsibility for the continuation and progression of all commissioning activities and the monitoring and maintenance of all running equipment and systems.

Examples of the types of machinery and systems to be commissioned were:

6 Crossley Pielstick Diesel generator, 8 Schottell Thrustors; 2 vertical fire tube steam generators, drilling equipment and all associated systems - hydraulics, pneumatics etc.

During my shift I was also responsible for the approval, or otherwise, of any Hot Work which may have been required within those areas controlled by the commissioning department; a 'Permit to Work' system being employed.

I had charge of a team of two Commissioning Engineers, two Senior Marine (Watchkeeper Supervisors), one Superintendent a Chargehand and twenty four Fitters.

Feb 1985 to Sep 1986 North Sea Sun Oil Ltd.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Field Engineer for the Balmoral FPV - GVA 5000 Floating Production Vessel.


Owner representative through the construction , commissioning and sea trails of a purpose built Floating Production Vessel.

Responsible for the supervision of the monitoring and inspection of vendor equipment packages on receipt at site, the preservation  and maintenance , installation and commissioning of these packages and other mechanical equipment in the production, drilling, diving and vessel systems i.e power generation, ballast, bilge, firewater, H.V.A.C. etc. 

Throughout the construction I was particularly responsible for:

A.         The Comex/Seaforth 12 man Saturation Diving System.

B.         The Power Generation System - Ruston Gas Turbines and Nohab Diesel drivers with GEC AC generators.

C.         The Propulsion System of four Kamewa Thrusters.

D.         Rotating equipment and Hydraulics in all systems including Sub-Sea equipment as installed in the FPV.

Dec 1984 to Feb 1985 Britoil PLC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Mechanical Engineer. Mechanical Data Sheets and Maintenance Procedures.

Thistle Alpha Beatrice

For the production of data Sheets and maintenance procedures for a Rolls Royce 'Olympus'/GEC, AC Generator on Thistle Alpha, which would be suitable for computer administration and use in the field.

My success in this project led to similar work involving mechanical equipment in general in the Nigg oil terminal and on the Beatrice 'A' & 'B' platforms.

Apr 1982 to Apr 1983 John Wood Group.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Senior Engineer construction & commissioning. Zakum GG II Gas gathering platform.

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Responsible for the Construction, Commissioning, Maintenance, Machinery Demonstration and Handover to the Client of all mechanical machinery on the 10 Leg Gas Gathering Platform, including all relevant documentation and records.

Personnel in my charge included two Supervisors, nine Millwrights and nine Pipefitters and any skilled or unskilled labour Third Country nationals (TCN) brought in from the Philippines.

I also assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Superintendent of Construction during his absence which included outstanding construction activities, modifications and repairs and the charge of the workforce of twenty TCN craftsmen and labourers and one expatriate Supervisor.

I had to liaise with all Vendors Representatives, offering advice and assistance informing them of the Company's Aims and Policies when necessary and reporting progress to the Commissioning/Project Manager and assisting in the forward planning of the Construction and Commissioning Programme.

Types of machinery commissioned and maintained included:

Five Rolls Royce Avon gas turbines, two with G.E.C. 11 M.W. generators and three with U.T. Elliot process gas compressors; three Delaval Stork propane refrigerant compressors, a 16 cylinder, 500 K.W. Deutz diesel generator, two 6 cylinder and two 8 cylinder Caterpillar diesel engines (for pedestal cranes and firewater pumps), N.E.I. Favco pedestal cranes, Skan Klima and Friedriche H.V.A.C., and various pumps both centrifugal and reciprocating.

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