February 2006 to Present
Expeditor Module Inspection Services Ltd. (MIS Ltd)
Based in Northern Italy, Expediting Orders for Aker Kværner Sub-sea.
Scope of work involves monitoring the production of forgings required to fulfil orders for Kværner global operations.
Dealing with procurement departments Norway, Brazil, USA, UK Singapore.
April 2005 August 2005/
Senior Pipeline Inspector SEPIL Corrib Gas Project.
SPI for Shell on the 20” Corrib Gas land line. Land fall near Bellmullet Co Mayo Republic of Ireland.
Duties included reviewing NDT and Welding Procedures, monitoring contractor in all aspects of pipeline construction and reporting .
Vetting Inspection and welding personnel.
Responsible for final acceptance of Radiographs and NDT reports.
April 2003-Dec 2004.
J.Ray Mcdermott Dubai Resident Company Representative.
Company Representative based in Colico, Italy for J Ray Mcdermott on the Ras Gas offshore expansion project.
Duties include visiting vendors employed in the production of valves varying in size from 2.1/16" to 38" 5000#
Involved in the initial forging, internal overlay of components with Inconel 625, machining and the final testing of valves.
Resident Company Representative at Acciaieria Fonderia Cividale, at Cividale Del Friuli Italy involved in the casting of 28” class 5000 valve bodies, this involved monitoring all heat treatment, mechanical testing, excavation and repair of defects, weld repair procedure qualification, and inspection of repaired areas for final acceptance.
Resident Inspector at the Dresser Grove Facility at Vogehera Italy. NDT , Assembly , Testing of 1” 2500 class Inconel 825 Ball valves, and 9” 5000 class forged body and closure ball valves.
Witnessed NDT testing on tungsten carbide coated components , Ball and Metal Seats.
Forged bodies and closures overlaid with Inconel 625 had PMI carried out to determine Fe content, overlay thickness checked, finally NDT on components by DP testing, assembly then Factory Acceptance Test to an approved procedure.
January 2002 - April 2003
ALLSEAS Marine Contractors, QC. Department Site Representative.
Allseas Site Rep at various sites connected to the Corrib project, looking after the manufacture and testing programme for the onshore and prototype offshore umbilical for the Enterprise Oil and Bord Gas Erieann Corrib Project, at Nexans Hallden Norway.
Visited contractors in Germany to carry out welding procedures then on to Italy for the manufacture and testing of two 20" fully welded 345 bar ball valves, following the valve manufacture from the forging of the components, machining, Inconel 625 overlay to the Factories Acceptance Test.
August 2001 to October 2001
Seaways Heavy Lifting Site Representative.
Representing SHL at the Erndtebrück Eisenwerk facility Germany, for the
fabrication of ten 29 meter piles with anchor pad eyes for the extension
of Monaco harbour.
Main welding process used was Submerged arc for the welding of the
longitudinal and circumferential seams for the cans, which made up the
piles, the pad eyes were welded using manual Flux core.
Dealing with contractor and client, ensuring all documentation in place
for final acceptance.
February 2000 to February 2001
ALLSEAS MARINE CONTRACTORS, Q.C. Department Site Representative
Coordinating a number of projects in Holland and the USA.
Site Rep for the latter stages of fabrication of the Lorelay Cross Over and Stinger Extension.
Statoil Heidrun Gas Export Project P.L.E.M and associated pipework .
Winterschall A6-A to FB Pipeline Project .
Exxon Mica & Marshall Madison projects Site Representative for pipe in pipe, and P.L.E.M fabrication.
Based at the Bredero Price Facility Harvey LA. U.S.A.
April 1999 July 1999
ALLSEAS MARINE CONTRACTORS , Site Representative
Based at Prince of Wales dock Dundee Scotland, representing the company during the fabrication of 24" 14"& 6"
Piggy back risers for the Eldfisk Water injection and Ekofisk II fuel gas pipeline project.
Duties involved the inward inspection of free issue materials including Taper Lok Flanges, ensuring their
preservation prior to installation .
Welding Procedure Qualifications including Mechanical testing. Radiographic interpretation.
Liaison between main contractor SCS their sub contractor R&M Engineering and Phillips Petroleum,
May 1998 Sep 1998
ALLSEAS MARINE CONTRACTORS, Site Representative
Based at Logstor Ror, Logstor Denmark. Monitoring production of pipe in pipe insulation work for the Amerada Hess
/ Stolt Comex Seaway Triton project.
Scope of work involved placing a 12" line pipe inside an 18" carrier pipe then injecting foam insulation between the carrier pipe and the line pipe.
A backing strip was then welded inside the carrier pipe to allow a half shell to be fitted during pipelay operations.
Involved in initial welding procedure qualifications, welder qualifications, foaming qualifications.
Answering site queries as they arose and generally dealing with all matters concerning the project.
March 1996 - May 1998
Did not work during this period due to an industrial accident.
April 1995 - March 1996
BLUEWATER ENGINEERING, Site Representative
Part of the Project Management Team, specifically dedicated to QC on all aspects of construction of a Catenary Anchor Leg Rigid Arm Mooring
(CALRAM). A Rotary Tanker facility, under construction for BHP Petroleum, formally Hamilton oil.
Monitoring activities relating to the installation and testing of the Electrical and Instrumentation requirements.
Fabrication carried out at the Brown and Root Highland Fabricators Yard, Nigg Bay, Scotland.
Also involved in QA audits at various vendors and the day to day running of a busy site office.
September 1994 - April 1995
TLU2 HSM SCHIEDAM HOLLAND, QC Inspector
Duties involved monitoring construction of TLU 2 Mooring Buoy ,client BP Columbia, on behalf of the project design company, Bluewater Engineering.
This involved the monitoring of all activities during fabrication, including the testing of the umbilical according to the Inspection and Test Plan.
Dealing with design queries as they arose, either answering site queries myself or in conjunction with design team.
Visits to various sites as expediter.
March 1994 - September 1994
ALLSEAS MARINE CONTRACTORS, QC Inspector
Responsible for all aspects of inspection, and final product acceptance, on board PLMV
Lorelay, fabricating the pipe spool for the ST1 Lassmo Markam Platform Sub Sea connection.
Preparation of all documentation regarding this pipework for final acceptance by Lloyds.
Running welder qualification tests and weld procedures using the permanent arc monitoring system.
Responsible for QC on the fabrication of two 24" Pig Launchers and Receivers
Carried out dimensional surveys at various locations in Holland.
July 1993 - October 1993
VERLOME BOTLEK SHIP DRY DOCK
During this period I was employed as QC co-ordinator, ensuring the adherence of several contract companies to their own quality plans and to that of
The Sedco Forex Sedneth 701 has been in the dry dock for the purpose of extending the existing living/ messing facilities, installation of a third mud pump, four new mud pits, new crane pedestal and cone and two new life boat platforms. The scope of work also included numerous pipe work projects both high pressure and low pressure and a survey of all connections of the platform structure.
Inspections were carried out on all the above, at various stages and prior to final inspection by Clients Rep and American Bureau of Shipping Surveyor.
ATKINS INSPECTION SERVICES LTD
Welding Inspector. Seconded to Shell on board PLMV Lorelay.
Installation of two 16"Dia. 3.5. Km pipelines and PLEMS for Shell Draugen project.
VAN DER CAMMEN BV ROTTERDAM
QC co-ordinator for contractor double jointing 3" pipe for Elf Petroland.
Dealing with welding sub contractor initial testing of welders. Review and monitor compliance with approved quality plan. Radiographic interpretation, ensuring all NDT requirements are met and correlating reports.
Overall supervision of all aspects of fabrication and documentation relating to final acceptance by client.
March 1993 - May 1993
ATKINS INSPECTION SERVICES LTD
Seconded to Shell on the Nelson project. Based on the LB 200 pipe laying barge as a Welding Inspector.
Working to BS 4515 laying 10" & 20" pipe, using the Saturn BT automatic welding system,
MMAW, and The Inner Shield welding techniques.
January 1992 - December 1992
BIB INCON NEDERLAND
Welding Inspector on various projects throughout Holland.
May 1991 - November 1991
ROXBY ENGINEERING LTD
Seconded to Shell Chemicals UK as part of the Project Management Team on section 1 of the North West Ethylene Pipeline Project. Duties involved approval of contractors procedures,
Co-ordinating 28 inspectors, correlating their reports maintenance of bar charts and presentation of as built package. Radiographic Interpretation. QA Audits on various sub contractors and deputising for the Senior Pipeline Inspector as required.
March 1991 - May 1991
Radiographic Interpretation on DLB 1601 working on ELF Portland 36" Nougat Pipeline Project.
May 1990 - November 1990
MACTECH INSPECTION LTD (EUROPE)
Various Projects throughout Europe both onshore and offshore. Stena Apache pipe laying. Shell Pernis Refinery shut down work (Mechanical Inspection.) Mannersman Mulheim Pipemill Inspection. Offshore Hook Ups Mobil P12. NDT and Welding Inspection.
September 1981 - March 1990
SOLUS EMIRATES OFFSORE ABU DHABI
Seconded to ADMA OPCO as welding inspector on a jack up mobile work barge working in the Zacum and Um Shaif offshore areas. In eight years working for ADMA OPCO was involved with major shut downs, Well head hook ups,
Steel fabrications, testing of welders, Hydrostatic testing of pipework, monitoring heat treatment and final acceptance of pipework for service.
March 1976 - December 1980
NDT Technician on various projects in UK Gulf states and Iran Gach Seran Atkins Inspection