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Facilities Group Technical Evening – The Book Ends of Facility Life: How to Enhance Value – FREE!
June 20 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
The Book Ends of Facility Life: How to Enhance Value
2 Presenters in 2 short presentations will show us how to get the most value out of 2 critical stages of every project Start-Up+Commissioning and Decommissioning.
Using the ALARP Principle to Significantly Reduce Offshore Decommissioning Costs
Max J Goodwin, General Manager, S2V Consulting (firstname.lastname@example.org); co-authors: Lucy D Muir, Environment Manager, S2V Consulting; Francesco Piasentin, Consultant, S2V Consulting. Level 7, 197 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000, Australia.
Lurking on the balance sheet of all offshore operators is a line item typically referred to as ‘Abandonment Costs’. Such costs are usually estimates made using assumptions of total removal and can run into the tens or hundreds of $millions. Most jurisdictions around the world ostensibly require total removal of all facilities post-production. In Australia and elsewhere, there is an opportunity to propose deviations from total removal if there are good grounds for doing otherwise. The main alternative to removal, that is, in-situ decommissioning, can offer many advantages including reduced cost, environmental impact and worker exposure to safety hazards.
Furthermore, the application of a stage-gate project approach – more traditionally used in oil and gas development stages (appraise, select, define, execute) – enables the effective integration of the inputs from the wide variety of stakeholders involved in a decommissioning project, as well as efficiently handling the potentially large volume of information and analysis that is involved.
Drawing on recent project experience, this paper describes the practical approaches needed to ensure a robust assessment and determination of ALARP.
Max is an environmental specialist with more than 20 years world-wide industry experience, primarily in oil and gas exploration and production. He is a Senior Consultant and General Manager of S2V Consulting in Perth. His skills and experience include environmental and safety engineering and management at all stages of asset life cycle from exploration and conceptual studies through to decommissioning, environmental approvals and regulatory compliance including Australian Commonwealth and state, EHS management systems implementation and assessment/auditing.
Integrated Start-Up + Commissioning Optimisation
Jim Bonini, Technical Director, S2V consulting (email@example.com), Level 7, 197 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Large scale start-up and commissioning operations, such as those required following significant brownfield modifications or for greenfield start-up, typically present some challenges including risk management, production outage, abnormal operating modes, and logistics. Such start-up processes also offer broad scope for optimisation, e.g. technical, schedule, cost, etc.
Drawing on a case study from recent project work in Australia, this presentation describes how the start-up and commissioning process can be optimised through adopting an integrated, holistic approach in order to robustly address the challenges and effectively exploit opportunities.
Jim Bonini has more than 20 years’ international upstream Oil & Gas experience, across the lifecycle from field development planning through project execution to start-up, commissioning, asset support and optimisation. His experience spans broad, in-depth technical exposure and various technical, project and business leadership roles. He has worked on both offshore and onshore developments, from marginal fields to worlds scale facilities, in both the greenfield and brownfield arenas, and has extensive experience in asset design, optimisation, integrity and risk management. Jim is S2V Consulting’s Technical Director and also leads the organisation’s Process & Facilities group.
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