Assembly fabrication and testing personnel ensure fabric ability of equipment. They interface with fabrication yards to ensure a good preparation and execution of the fabrication, testing and load-out activities. Assembly, fabrication and testing roles typically require travel to the fabrication and manufacturing sites within the UK and personnel need to be fully responsible for all onshore fabrication activities related to the subsea equipment. Work involves supporting manufacturing, procurement of risers, umbilical, valves, flanges and bulkheads.
Key responsibilities involve:
Assembly & test procedures, calculations and analysis, procurement
Asset appraisal involves determining the value of a piece of equipment, subsea structure of oil and gas fields and deciding broadly what makes sense in terms of investment or further action. The main reasons for doing asset appraisal include:
Subsea assets include :
Business Management & Support includes the full spectrum of disciplines involved in leading and managing a successful company. Qualified staff will support the professionals involved at the technical heart of the business. Specific discipline include:
Construction Specialists manage offshore operations after contract award. They may also be involved with the tendering and negotiation phases. Additional involvement is required during intervention tooling works with clients, internal support services and third party services suppliers of equipment. They have a good understanding of ROV construction techniques and operations construction / IRM / remote intervention projects and the interface closely with the Project Managers.
Construction Specialists cover a raft of projects including of pipeline bundle projects . The role involves fabrication/construction methods, and general subsea industry practices, lifting, rigging, isolations and barriers. They are involved with, delivering and controlling engineering, developing construction procedures and ensuring relevant HSE and Quality processes are followed during the fabrication and launch phases of projects.
The Senior Site/Construction Engineer will have the following duties and responsibilities:
Contract Engineers assume responsibility for Contract management. They assist Business and Operations Managers with the negotiation of terms and conditions with clients for new contracts. They receive and check final contract documents/amendments from clients, initial paperwork and arrange execution by applicable financial authority, and distribute fully executed copies to relevant departments.
Contracts Engineers identify potential commercial risks and propose means to enable company to mitigate them. They assist in the negotiation of major subcontractors, to ensure the most cost effective agreements.
Design Engineers support Engineers and Project Managers in the efficient development of concepts using design and modelling technologies.
Designers are involved in producing 3D models and drawings to assist in the design, manufacture and assembly of all aspects of subsea production equipment. Design Engineers work in a team on high profile technologically advanced projects globally.
Essential Responsibilities include:
Draughtsmen/women ensure that an appropriate level of CAD detail is applied to engineering designs and that the ease of manufacture is considered during IAS engineering design. They advise the IAS Engineering Manager on appropriate CAD tools for IAS engineering developments and ensure that the IAS CAD tools are used in an appropriate manner to allow efficient transition to drawing office personnel. They provide support for 3D modelling to ensure efficient transfer between CAD and simulation packages. They develop 3D models and animations for sales and marketing and project documentation purposes.
Design Drafting teams use the latest 3D design technology to support all projects phases from tender and design through to installation and commissioning. Typical workscopes include:
Development and review of 3D modelling technologies for use in animations, visualisations and simulations
Divers carry out offshore diving operations around the world to support offshore oil and gas activities. They are involved in underwater construction, installation and decommissioning operations, plus inspection, survey, repair and maintenance. Their interests span both shallower offshore activities and the deepest saturation diving.
Divers use specialist equipment to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. They may use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. They may also conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life. Qualified Divers work at various depths using oxygen and helium breathing mixtures (mixed gas) and saturation techniques.
Duties may also involve welding and burning, lifting and slinging.
Technical Authorities are the people within an organisation with the responsibility for setting and upholding standards in relation to their speciality. They would have the competence and authority to sign off decisions and deliverables. They make sure that technical decisions are consistent in order to maintain technical integrity. They ensure that engineering documents and drawings are checked, reviewed and approved.
Technical Authorities will assist the project teams with such matters as riser installation, structures, vessel characteristics analysis in doing so ensure:
Health Safety and Environment professionals prepare and align of Project HSSE Plans, objectives and systems with Company requirements
Their role includes:
IRM typically involves diving based inspection, preventative maintenance and repair of production platforms, loading buoys, risers, flowlines and associated equipment.
Diving activities can be broadly split into three sections; inspection and repair, pipeline survey, and maintenance.
Inspection and repair of sub-sea structures is a multi-disciplined activity. For example, in the case of jacket inspection, prior to commencing the task a model of the jacket is prepared using CAD techniques. From this model each separate structural member is identified with a unique reference. A schedule of these members is drawn up and a diving plan is prepared. This plan has to take into account ‘bottom time’ available at various depths involved. When the inspection has been completed, relevant data is collated and remedial works identified. A new diving plan is then prepared and resources and materials gathered so that the work can be carried out. Where necessary the members are cleaned either by water jet or manually. A visual inspection is done followed by NDT if found necessary.
If damage is severe enough to warrant it then a formal structural analysis, and subsequent engineering of the repair method takes place. In these cases the repairs have been carried out using underwater welding techniques (Wet Welding). Mechanical clamping techniques may also be used.
Pipeline survey is a regular event usually determined by a preventative maintenance plan. The survey will include span identification and measurement, anode condition and weight coat condition. As in the case of jacket inspection, a plan is drawn up for the survey based on a model of the pipeline, which refers to pipeline joint numbers. When the pipeline is ‘swum’ defects are noted using the ‘joint numbers’ to identify locations. If significant spans are found it may prove necessary to ‘sand bag’ them or if large areas of weight coat have been damaged, other pipeline stabilisation techniques may be called for. When all remedial works are complete, the final report forms part of the pipeline certification.
Key responsibilities include:
Managing subsea integrity management process continuous learning process and feed back to projects.
IM refers to the program of surveillance during operation with typical integrity programs revolving around inspection management. Such an inspection management strategy is well suited for:
IM programmes should employ simulation, monitoring, mitigation, and testing in addition to regular inspection. Integrity roles may relate to a specific discipline such as well integrity.
The role is to lead the Integrity Engineers in developing and implementing the Integrity Standards .The term well integrity covers construction, handover, operations, interventions and suspension/abandonment.
Logistics specialists coordinate and organise flights, travel and accommodation for offshore personnel in line with company policies. Their role also involves:
Participating in On-call duties on a regular rotated basis
A Materials Engineer’s main responsibilities will include:
Operations Support Engineers provide project and operational support to the Project Manager. They actively assist in the preparation of tenders and proposals, including ITT reviews and working closely with the commercial teams to ensure tenders are submitted on time and to a high quality.
Responsibilities of the Procurement Specialist include:
Roles and Activities of the Procurement Specialist:
Procurement personnel typically interface with:
The role of the project engineer can often be described as that of a liaison between the project manager and the technical disciplines involved in a project. The project engineer is also often the primary technical point of contact for the customer.
A project engineer’s responsibilities include schedule preparation, pre-planning and resource forecasting for engineering and other technical activities relating to the project. They may also be in charge of performance management of vendors. They assure the accuracy of financial forecasts, which tie-in to project schedules. They ensure projects are completed according to project plans. Project engineers manage project team resources and training and develop extensive project management experience and expertise. When project teams are structured so that multiple speciality disciplines report to the project engineer, then two important responsibilities of the project engineer are inter-discipline coordination and overall quality control of the work. Specifically a Subsea Project Engineer may get involved in: umbilicals installations, rigid/reeled flowlines fabrication, structures installation, flexible risers installation.
The SURF Installation Project Engineer works in a delivery line of the project, and will supervise contractors’ execution of installation engineering design, equipment and materials procurement, structures fabrication, transportation, testing, and provide technical support onboard installation vessels. The PE will manage design changes, ensure technical and commercial issues are resolved and the deliverable is in compliance with all company and statutory requirements. The position holder will take a leadership role HSSE performance and ensuring highest standards in all behavioural and HSSE compliance matters. The project engineer may be accountable for front end loading (FEL) contracting, procurement, fabrication, and testing, of all flowlines, umbilicals and structures.
Project Managers are accountable for the quality, safety and commercial performance of the projects allocated to them. Typically they have full profit and loss, safety and quality responsibility for the projects and resources as assigned.
The Planner is responsible for implementing, maintaining and follow-up of all project planning activities within a project including interface with other Project Controls roles
Key Responsibilities & Activities include:
Assuring that any changes related to the scope of the contract get implemented into relevant plans
Reliability specialists provide support to the Maintenance Teams, collating, analysing and acting on reliability, availability and corrective maintenance data from Maintenance Management Systems. They conduct Root Cause Analyses (RCAs) for all significant production losses. They develop effective solutions to systematic and single point failures.
Key responsibilities include:
The Risk Specialist can be responsible for providing the engineering or commercial Risk & Opportunity Management support in order to provide effective and pro-active services to all ongoing Tenders and Projects.
Main responsibilities include:
Duties & responsibilities:
Support the Global Leadership team and assist with the development and implementation of Risk and Opportunity processes
ROV Pilots are marine technicians who apply science, computer, and engineering skills to the design, maintenance and use of waterborne Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in a marine offshore coastal setting.
The ROV Pilot Technician has the primary responsibility for the piloting of the ROV, maintenance and repair of the ROV system, implementation and monitoring of technical procedures and reporting, work management and execution of ROV operational tasks. They have knowledge of ROV control, navigational and propulsion systems.
Software Specialists research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for business, scientific, and engineering computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyse software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Responsibilities / duties:
Intervention engineers are required to support project developments in a number of areas including intervention tooling design, development and technical support for the company’s construction and life of field projects and ongoing technical support for intervention tooling, ROV systems and deployment systems. On smaller projects he/she may have sole responsibility for the delivery of the project scope, on larger projects he/she may contribute to a multi-discipline project team. The focus of role is on robust engineering, comprehensive pre-job planning and development of risk mitigation plans for achieving reliability and integrity excellence in subsea facilities and incident free operations across all work fronts.
Main duties & responsibilities
The inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) of CUE subsea assets using underwater intervention techniques (divers and ROVs)
Hydrographic survey personnel employ a variety of tools and equipment, ranging from sonar systems to computers and peripherals, GPS, sampling equipment, and deck equipment to chart ocean waters, landforms and underwater features.
Main Responsibilities include:
Mentoring and training junior and graduate survey team members
Directly supervise and coordinate activities relating to a number of people. Team leaders will have strong technical experience with the delivery, construction and installation of a broad range of subsea facilities and systems in a projects environment. They will also have experience in leading a team of discipline engineers, ensuring high standards of quality and compliance to agreed standards.
Key Team Management / Leadership responsibilities include:
Technical Sales Specialists are involved in selling specialist subsea goods for manufacturers to businesses . Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
Key responsibilities include:
Welding Metallurgists are responsible for Materials and Corrosion Control for Subsea Controls projects scope of supply. They work within team of Materials Engineers providing support and guidance to project and design engineers in the field of Materials and Process Engineering. They oversee Materials aspects of both ‘in house designed’ and ‘bought out finished’ equipment. They also ensure conformance to industry codes and best practices.
Preparation of Procedural Instructions and technical reports
The Vessel Crew need to understand Seamanship theory and fundamentals of vessel operations, including vessel handling, piloting, applied engineering technology, operating rigging, and deck machinery, Coast Guard procedures, towing, vessel stability, and meteorology, marine electronics and navigation.
Key responsibilities include