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Freelance Candidate 297927

Layout/Piping Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Technicians Parts I & II
Mechanical Engineering Technicians Part III
Higher National Certificate Mechanical
Supplementary Subjects:
Theory of Structures
Industrial Administration
Offshore Survival Certificate

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PROFESSION: Layout/Piping Engineer

Mechanical Engineering Technicians Parts I & II

Mechanical Engineering Technicians Part III

Higher National Certificate Mechanical

Supplementary Subjects:

Theory of Structures


Industrial Administration

Offshore Survival Certificate



Apr2000-Present Lead Layout/Piping Engineer

Working on the BP AMOCO Valhall Water Injection

Project bid which included the complete redesign of

the concept by B&R. Work included the design and

estimating of the platform, presentations to BP and

final bid clarifications, the project was awarded to

AOP in Oct 2000. In detail engineering responsible

for the wellbay/ simops areas.

Aug 1999-Apr 2000 Aker Offshore Partners (Stavanger, Norway)

Position Lead Layout/Piping Engineer

Working on conceptual design of Utsira High later to

change to Ringhorne for ESSO. Preparing layouts of

the topsides, estimates and presentations to ESSO

the project finished with the bid and bid clarifications

being concluded in June 2000.

May 1997 - July 1999

Aker Offshore Partners (Stavanger, Norway)


Lead Layout/Piping Engineer

Working on conceptual design of 2/7E Water Injection Platform. Preparing layouts of the topsides estimates and presentations to Phillips. Pre-engineering awarded September. Final equipment/piping layouts completed and presented to client, detailed engineering awarded December 1997. Lead Layout Engineer for detail engineering supervising a team of CAD Designers liaison with other disciplines, clarification of Vendor packages and interface with existing Eldfisk Platforms. February 1999 moved to Fabrication Yard at Stord for follow-on/site engineering.

Offshore July "99" for platform installation..

June 1994 - 1997

Senior Layout Engineer Ekofisk 2/4-X Project

Pre-engineering for 2/4-X project. Layout and design of the 50 slot wellhead platform 2/4-X, from pre-detail and follow-on engineering. Preparing applications for consent to proceed with detail engineering to N.P.D. During detail engineering, supervising a team of CAD designers, and liaison with other disciplines. Clarification of vendor equipment, interface with existing Ekofisk complex, bridge fabricator, K.E. Oslo for 2/4-J tie-in, and topside fabrication yard (UMOE) for follow on engineering. Platform installed August 96, returned to A.O.P. for follow engineering and conceptual design for Esso project, Jotun wellhead platform.

February 1992 - June 1994

Kvaerner Engineering (Stavanger, Norway)


Specialist Piping Engineer

Study for J-block tie-in on 2/4P. This involved the addition of a receiver and associated piping on 2/4P and tie-in to the main oil line up-stream of the transport pumps.

Detailed engineering for 6M jacking of 2/4A and 2/4B. Responsible for running a small team of designers the project was cancelled (Sept 92-Mar 93).

Study for 2/4S Feasibility of installing 2 gas compressors and accommodation module enabling the platform to be independent of Ekofisk complex.

Study for jacking the Ekofisk complex and cost estimates.

All the above studies includes manhour estimates (CTR's) and producing scopes of work for the studies and the follow-on work.

Tommeliten Alpha Tie-in to 2/7 C Edda

Study and cost estimate.

Ekofisk subsidence project jacking option for 2/4 A/B/D.

Producing feasibility studies and cost estimating packages for the wellhead and bridge landing areas. Studies for the wellhead area produced the optimums for splitting the wellhead/christmas trees and deck penetrations.

May 1991 - February 1992

Matthew Hall Engineering (Aberdeen)


Senior Layout Engineer (Interim Refurbishment project for the Brent Field)

Responsibility for running a design team for numerous projects, i.e. installation of a new fire-pump and driver package, up-grade drains system and tanks, up-grade blowdown system, up-grade produced-water system. Installation of new blastwalls on Delta and the replacement of the deck cranes. Duties were : estimating design manhours initiate design studies, issue enquiry and bid packages evaluate bids etc and finally issue completed projects in work pack form.

June 1990 - May 1991

John Brown Engineers & Constructors Limited (Aberdeen)


Senior Piping Engineer

Mobil Beryl "Alpha" and "Bravo" platform call off work with overall responsibility for the project from initial work order from client to final issue of completed workpacks. This included estimated design manhours onshore fabrication and offshore installation manhours, materials and total cost in accordance with client and Company QA procedures.

BP Magnus and Clyde platforms call off work responsibilities and duties as above. Production of Piping isometrics for Arco Tyne Platform using Autocad 12.

March 1989 - June 1990

Phillips Petroleum Company (Stavanger, Norway)


Piping Engineer (Project Task Force based at Kvaerner Engineering A/S

Ekofisk Waterflood Expansion Project. Responsible for the design of 8 additional production wells on 2/4C & 2/4A. This involved the redesign of both wellhead areas, new flowlines for all wells and new manifolds with associated equipment. Also the design of a new wellhead module 2/4W, for 8 water injection wells and responsibility for the design of a 12" dia. 2.6 km subsea pipeline from 2/4K to 2/4W. Issuing enquiry packages for valves, manifolds, tanks, launcher, pipe, bends etc. Evaluating all bids and final requisitioning of materials.

Ekofisk Interplatform Subsea Cable Project. Responsible for piping modifications on ten existing platforms.

November 1987 - March 1989

Aker Engineering (Oslo, Norway)


Piping Engineer (on site for Statoil))

Gullfaks 'C' Project. Vindholmen Offshore Arendal.

D21 mud module. Line punch listing of all the piping systems.

Belleli Taranto Italy M16/17.

Wellhead modules line punch listing of all the piping systems.

Listing and agreeing the carry over work, and hook-up work, General assistance to site team and check non conformance reports, etc.

Finally checking as-built drawings for 6 modules and issuing change advice notices "Cans".

August 19985 - November 1987

Kvaerner Engineering (A/S Stavanger)


Senior Piping Designer/Engineer

Elf Aquitaine - East Frigg Tie-in.

Feasibility studies for new gas compression module.

Phillips Petroleum Company Norway Ekofisk subsidence jacking option S046. Initial feasibility studies for the bridge landings/tie-in, BS, RB, NF, TS, TR, TP, FS, RG and OG.

Detailed study and detail engineering for area TR. This involved offshore surveys.

October 1986- Lead Engineer

Running of S046 piping group, this included supervision of all bridge landings, underdeck piping and rising spools. Liaison with PPCON Engineers and E & C Offshore Engineers, fabrication yards, vendors and Bloms Oppmaling was also required. Offshore visits were necessary to sort out discrepancies between KE drawings and Bloms survey reports.

Two weeks were spent at OIS offices assisting them with the planning of the installation of the bridge landings and piping tie-ins for area North, i.e. 2.4T and 2.4R.

October 1987

Water injection study for 2/4C, 2/4A and south flare, this involved the addition of 8 new well slots and associated piping on both 2/4A and 2/4C.

January 1985 - August 1985

John Brown Engineering Construction (Saudi Arabia)


Piping Designer

Aramco - Safaniya Field. Responsible for conceptual and detail design of tie-in platforms. Supervising engineers and draughtsmen in connection with piping design plus pipe supports for 4 platforms.

December 1983 - January 1985

Matthew Hall Engineering Limited


Piping Designer / Module Engineer

Marathon Brae 'B' Topside Facilities Plant layouts of Module 08 CCR Rooms, HVAC plant rooms and transformer room, co-ordinating Electrical Instrumentation, HVAC Structural and Architectural Departments, Ref. MO8. Layouts of Refrigeration Packages and Chillers with associated pipework, Systems Isometric.

April 1982 - December 1983

Global Engineering (Middle East)


Senior Piping Designer

Fahud Gathering Stations - updating installation of new separators. Lekhwair 'A' Gas blanketing Mamul Field Water upgrade and Qaharir Gathering Station Phase II and III upgrade.

April 1981 - April 1982

Rig Design Services


Piping Designer/Hydrotest Engineer

Marathon Brae 'A' Drilling Facilities. Controlling offshore hook-up team. This involved all interfaces between Drilling Facilities and Topsides. Also, the Drilling Modules - liaison with Construction Yards and Vendors.

Writing Hydrotest Procedures for testing on-shore and offshore for the Drilling Facilities. Administer drawing office procedures, which involved drawing transmittals, revisions, complete records, etc. and liaison with the in-house engineers.

January 1981 - April 1981

Foster Wheeler Limited


Piping Designer

Styrochem Expansion Project checking GA's and Isometrics.

September 1978 - January 1981

Global Technical Services Limited


Piping Designer

Gorm Field Developments Project. Wellhead platforms. Layouts, Piping, GA's and pipe supports.

Oman Development Birba Production Station Rima Gathering and Production Stations. Duties for above included PFD's, P & ID initial layouts, plot, plans, GA's and isometrics.

April 1978 - September 1978

Badger Limited


Piping Designer

P & ID's for various projects and PFD's drawing and checking.

November 1977 - April 1978

Crawford & Russell Limited


Piping Designer

British Industrial Plastics PVC Plant Piping Arrangements, Plot Plans, Layouts and Isometrics.

September 1976 - November 1977

International Management Engineering Group


Piping Designer

Nigerian Pumping Stations, layouts and general arrangements.

January 1975 - September 1976

Capper Neil Pipe Service


Mechanical/Piping Designer

Atomic Power Station Dungeness 'B'. Layouts, GA's isometrics, as-builts, pipe supports. This work was carried out on site.

September 1972 - January 1975

Royal Armanent & Research Est Ministry of Defence



Designing gun and mortar equipment. This involved initial design feasibility studies, movement diagrams, calculations of stress moment of inertia, weight dimensional analysis etc.

Liaison with Ordnance Factories. Army Departments and Contractors. Also attendance at various Management and Planning Courses.

September 1968 - September 1972

Royal Armanent & Research Est Ministry of Defence

Four year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship.

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