Men of
                  Excellence
Men of
                Excellence
Kizomba-C Angola:
Successful mission. No accidents
Men of Excellence
Kizomba-C Angola: Mission completed. Zero
                    accident.

Issue

To install subsea structures at a depth of 800 meters, 90 nautical miles off the Angolan coast in less than three months. The objective was to avoid any down-time caused by human or technical accident.

Solution

An HSE Advisor from Interdevelop/Skills-4-Energy joined the project's management team at the beginning of the engineering phase, 18 months prior to installation in order to advise the project manager.
His mission: to devise and implement the project's full HSE system (bridging documents or new documents). Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment were planned to minimize the risk of accidents

adopting the ALARP principle (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) when unable to be eliminated altogether.
Nothing was overlooked during the preparation phase: numerous meetings where held between managers, HSE audits of subcontractors were performed, a communication campaign to stress changes in safety behaviours were launched, teams were trained and coached with regard to established HSE requirements.

Value Added

The site and project were completed in time without accident. Our customer was named by ExxonMobil as a reference constructor thanks to the excellent HSE results achieved.

Seismic 3D Explosive Canada:
Extreme Climatic conditions

Issue

The mission for this Oil & Gas Major was to perform their first seismic campaign in wintertime in northern Alberta, Canada, by -40° C. Operations consisted in line opening, drilling, explosive handling and helicopter operations. How to ensure Client’ HSE standards, International standards, and local regulation were strictly respected by all levels of sub-contracted companies ?

Solution

An HSE Expert in seismic operations from Interdevelop was sent on site for a two month period to supervise operations. This specialist was chosen for his high level experience in seismic operations, his knowledge of the client's management system and for his ability to work in extreme climatic environments. The mission: To liven up the site in terms of HSE;


To ensure that the sub-contractor applies the best environmental and safety practices and that all events, even minor, are fully reported. Communications, meetings, numerous visits on site, and interface actions were opportunities to be in close contact with the sub-contractor.

Value Added

The project was completed in accordance to the initial schedule. Only a few minor incidents were reported over the course of the two month campaign. Their detailed reports helped our client to implement new solutions on future operations. A detailed HSE report handed over in the form of a manual has increased client confidence in HSE matters on similar operations. We received an award for HSE Excellence from our client.

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Seismic survey Indonesia:
Shallow water environment

Issue

To perform in Indonesia and for a major Oil & Gas company, a transition zone (swamp) and shallow water seismic survey. The total area covered about 380 km˛, located on a gas producing field where numerous installations were disseminated. Operations consisted in flushing hydrophones and explosive sources (65% of total source points, the remaining 35% were airgun shots) on swamps, sea and land. How to manage and supervise 135 boats and skiffs and an average manpower of 1000 workers (95% of local hired manpower) in such an environment while respecting the local, national and international regulations?

Solution

Two HSE experts in seismic from Interdevelop/Skills-4-Energy were sent on site on rotation basis for one year to supervise this seismic campaign. Our specialists were chosen for their recognized level of experience, their knowledge of the client's management system and their ability to work in such difficult environments.
The mission: To lead the site in HSE;

 

ensure that the sub-contractor applied the best environmental and safety practices while reporting on any incident which could arise.
Communication, meetings, and visits on site allowed our experts to maintain close contact with the sub-contractor. 
During the mission, three HSE assistants were trained to performed specialized Seismic HSE missions.

Value Added

The project was completed on time, in accordance to the initial schedule estimates.
Only  minor incidents were reported over the course of the campaign. A detailed report was submitted in manual format. This comprehensive document allowed our client to formalize concepts and HSE rules to apply on future missions. Interdevelop/Skills-4-Energy was awarded an Award of HSE Excellence by our client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



EPC2-B Nigeria:
laying a 12" pipeline
in a swamp environment
Men of Excellence
EPC2-B
                      Nigeria: laying a 12 inch pipeline in a swamp
                      environment

Issue

For this world-renowned customer, the issue was to show that a technically complicated project could be accomplished by counting on a full 90% of local expertise ("local content").
Main obstacles included: Beaching the pipeline from the oil-field, laying the pipeline in a swamp environment, the presence of other pipelines and roads to cross. The risk in terms of Quality/Safety/Speed of execution was high indeed.

Solution

As prime contractor Interdevolp/Skills-4-Energy was in charge of the project supervision.  We dispatched a team of 10 highly experienced managers composed of a superintendent, a general foreman, a QA/QC officer, sideboom foremen, welding supervisor, HSSE advisors, etc.

Value Added

Our customer handed over the site to its own client, ExxonMobil, on time and within budget. Training of local teams was handled by our own team. Local foremen were trained who in turn, put their new know-how to excellent use.
In a country considered complex in terms of security, we enabled our customer to complete the project without a strike or any serious incident. Thanks to the capacity for adaptation of our experts who know that while in a foreign country it is important to rely on local skills that are too often left untapped.
No accident was reported.