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Case Studies

Norske Shell: Project Governance Support

Background

  • Shell requested a health check review of the readiness of the joint Shell/Aibel engineering and procurement (E&P) teams, based at Stavanger, to deliver the goals of the Draugen Topsides 2013 (TS2013) campaign and provided advice on improvement actions.

 

Our Scope

  • Perform audit of a current project, using the audit plan and applicable Shell guidelines, procedures
  • Compile findings and prepare a "gap" analysis compared to the Shell's assurance process / guidelines/ standards
  • Prepare draft report on the findings and present to Norske Shell Sponsor
  • Identify further plans to input to the governance process

 

 

 

 

SBM Offshore: Fleet Technical Performance Review

Background

  • Within a context of ensuring readiness to operate complex new FPSO units under construction, SBM commissioned a review of its current FPSO fleet ; with the aim of benchmarking current fleet performance as well as identifying areas for improvement.

 

Our Scope

  • Performance review of four of SBM’s FPSOs in order to:
  • Assess systems and processes in place for management of fleet performance, asset integrity and process safety management
  • Benchmark against best practice in the industry
  • Recommend areas for improvement
  • Feed-back lessons learned into new projects

 

 

Tullow Oil: Ultra-deep Water Technology Review

Background

  • UA were asked to provide an Ultra-deep water technology review to support Tullow Oil’s global strategy for development of hydrocarbon plays in ultra-deep water.

 

Our Scope

  • Develop a broad understanding of issues associated with deep water environment – review of all technical building blocks from reservoir to product export, and considering design, fabrication and installation aspects.
  • Report on current operating technical limits and pending advances, identify critical issues.
  • Understand the technical and commercial risks in ultra-deep water development.
  • Identify the most economically favourable field development methods for ultra-deep water plays.
  • Assess feasibility and value of early production systems.

 

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