UK Flow Assurance Lead and Production Assurance Manager
What does your role cover?
My role as UK Flow Assurance Lead involves being a technical focal point for Xodus. This includes recruiting, managing, supervising and training of engineers, the management of projects and leading flow assurance projects. I am also responsible for developing and growing our production assurance capabilities, business development and marketing to existing and new clients.
What made you join the flow assurance team?
Early in my career I had the opportunity to work in various other engineering disciplines such as pipeline, mechanical and process facilities engineering. However, I found that flow assurance has a high degree of “systems engineering” linking together subsurface, pipeline, materials and processing facilities. It is this high level of interaction between various disciplines that I enjoy and inspired me to want to work in flow assurance.
What are you looking forward to at ADIPEC?
It is the interaction with people that I enjoy the most. The opportunity to discuss and learn from people in our industry, attending the exhibition who will be from various geographical areas and functions, this is what I am looking forward to.
Best Xodus Moment?
Completing a project where I was involved from start to finish. I initially spoke directly with the client to understand an operational issue on a facility, created a proposal and solution to help resolve this issue. After winning the work we assembled the team and implemented the solution. The best moment was receiving the phone call from the client stating the solution was a success and everything was working as we intended.
There have been numerous Xodus challenges but the ones I consider the greatest are the ones where I have been able to contribute to resolving our Client’s challenges. Debottlenecking an existing pipeline network to allow a cost efficient way to expand the field is always challenging. Implementing slug mitigation on an existing asset to prevent spurious shutdowns and progressing field development designs in a very short timescale can always be gruelling but worth it in the end!